Visual Arts

Village of Wilmette Sponsors ‘Inspiring Journeys’ Photography Exhibit at North Shore Community Bank in October

In celebration of Arts Awareness Month, the Village of Wilmette Human Relations Commission presents a Community Photography Exhibit, ‘Inspiring Journeys’, featuring 14 Wilmette photographers* at North Shore Community Bank, 1145 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, during the month of October.  Bank Hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday 8:30 am – 1:00 pm.

*Participating Photographers are:

Patricia Berg-Drazin, Jill Dunbar, Rich Fisher, George Hossfeld, Faye Jacobs, Patience Kramer, Beth Lambrecht, Rino Liberatore, Jan Loew, Jerry Loew, Peter Nussbaum, Laura Rodriguez, Ron Testa, and Pat Velasco. 

Opening Artists’ Reception: Thursday, October 4, 5:30 – 7:30 pm.  A violin-cello duo, featuring violinist Maia Law of Glencoe and cellist Carson Stout of Wilmette, both New Trier Symphony Orchestra members, will play a mix of classical and modern music during the reception.


Wilmette Arts Guild Fall Members’ Show

Community Recreation Center

3000 Glenview Road, Wilmette

Thursday, Sept. 6 – Sunday, Oct. 14

Large and dramatic show includes painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, photography, digital art, woodworking and fiber arts.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Fall Community Art Show: Abstraction

On display in the Auditorium through the Fall months


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

STEAM Lab:  Newspaper Construction

Thursday, Oct. 11, 4:00-4:45 pm, Grades K-2, Youth Program Room

STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics.

Explore ways to create different shapes using recycled newspapers.  Registration required.  Stop by or call the Youth Services Desk at 847-256-6945 to register.  Registration begins Thursday, 9/27 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; Thursday, 10/4 for non-residents.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

The Wilmette Garden Club presents:  The Making of ‘Blue Skies, Golden Opportunities, Red Sunsets’ 

Friday, Oct. 12, 1:00-2:00 pm, Auditorium; Refreshments will begin at 12:30 pm

Enjoy a PowerPoint lecture and video with the Wilmette Garden Club about the 30′ x 15′ mural in ceramic, mosaic and paint designed and coordinated by Chicago artist Anne Farley Gaines for the city of Wichita Falls, Texas, in collaboration with 500 residents. This lecture includes information about the surrounding nature and its importance to the aesthetics and impact of the overall design.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Maker After Dark:  Identity Collages

Friday, Oct. 12, 6:00-7:00 pm, Youth Program Room – For Adults 

Are you a chef? A writer? A parent? An activist? Whoever you are, you’ll use magazine images, imported paper, crepe paper, and more to create a collage that expresses your vision of yourself. This program is for adults only. Registration opens September 28

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