Visual Arts

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Bookmark Contest for Grades K-1, Grades 2-4, & Grades 5-8 during month of March

Design a bookmark for the Wilmette Public Library!  Entries will be accepted from March 1 to 31. Complete rules and entry forms will be at the Youth Services Desk and on the Library’s website beginning March 1. Winning bookmarks will be available on April 9 in honor of National Library Week. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wilmette Library.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Friday, April 6, 6:30-7:30 pm, Youth Program Room

Felt Succulents 

Make your own faux indoor garden. You’ll take home a pot of succulent plants made out of felt.  Registration required.  Register online or call 847-256-5025.  For adults only.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Tuesday, April 10, 7:00-8:00 pm, Auditorium

Cartoon Confidential

Learn about the secret life of local professional cartoonist extraordinaire, Mark Anderson, with tales of his mysterious path to cartooning and classified info on drawing. Bring a pencil and paper if you’d like to doodle along.  High school students and adults welcome at this peek into the world of cartooning. Registration required.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Thursday, April 12, 7:00-8:30 pm, Auditorium

The Hermitage: Russia’s Artistic Treasures

Dr. Alice Boone, Woman’s Board Fellow at the Art Institute of Chicago, will talk about the collections in the State Hermitage Museum, founded in 1764 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, by Empress Catherine the Great.


Wilmette Arts Guild Members’ Show

Wilmette Community Recreation Center

3000 Glenview Road (at Skokie Blvd.), Wilmette

Thursday, March 29 – Sunday, April 29

Join WAG members for the opening of their spring show.


Wilmette Arts Guild

‘L’Oeil de Ouilmette 2018’ Photography Show

Tuesday, April 10 – Monday, May 7

Gala Opning:  Sunday, April 15, 6:00-8:30 pm

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette


Wilmette Arts Guild Exhibit: Great Mosaic Works of Zacatlan, Mexico

St. James Commons

65 East Huron St., Chicago

(corner of Rush and Huron; 1 block west of Michigan Ave.)

On exhibit now until May 20

The plaques and banners are from the Christian section (as opposed to the Nahuatl section) of the Great Zacatlán Wall, sponsored by the Wilmette Arts Guild.

Come see the magnificent pictures of the wall by Howard Frank, which were sent to California for specialty printing on aluminum.  The Arts Guild has used some of the banners as well.

Zacatlan’s 900 ft. mosaic wall was funded by a Dick W. Davis Cultural Preservation Grant through the Village of Arts and Humanities and the Wilmette Arts Guild.


North Shore Art League’s ‘View: Interiors’ Exhibit

On Display Now through Monday, April 9

Winnetka Community House, Second Floor Gallery Space

620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka

Gallery hours:  Monday- Friday, 9 am – 8 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm.  Closed holidays. 

Nine Wilmette artists have their work featured in this exhibit —

Lindsay Brown, Patricia Dolan, Joanne Epcke, Pat Hinkel, Jan Loew, Peter Nussbaum, Brad Schade, Cindy Shanker and Bert Tesler

The North Shore Art League invites the community to its revamped ‘View: Interiors’ show, which combines creative views within the home, as well as special spaces in NSAL artists’ lives and imagination.  The spaces in which we live are alive with possibilities and inspiration.

Over 60 original works by close to 40 artists representing painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and mixed media are exhibited.  The show will be on display — with most artwork for sale — through Monday, April 9. 

Revenue from the show is dedicated to funding NSAL’s school and outreach.  The North Shore Art League is a not-for-profit organization, now in its 94th year, dedicated to enriching the human spirit and the life of its community through art education and exhibitions.  For more information about its quality classes, workshops, programs and special events, contact the NSAL office at 847-446-2870 or visit its website, www.northshoreartleague.org.

Next Exhibit:  2nd Annual Portraiture Show 

Thursday, April 12 through Monday, May 14

Opening Reception:  Thursday, April 12 from 6:30-8:00 pm

Winnetka Community House, Second Floor Gallery Space

620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka

Gallery hours:  Monday- Friday, 9 am – 8 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm.  Closed holidays. 

Revenue from the shows are dedicated to funding NSAL’s school, outreach and communications.  The North Shore Art League is a not-for-profit organization, now in its 94th year, dedicated to enriching the human spirit and the life of its community through art education and exhibitions.  For more information about its quality classes, workshops, programs and special events, contact the NSAL office at 847-446-2870 or visit its website, www.northshoreartleague.org.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

STEAM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Art/Math) Lab: Humpty Dumpty Challenge

Thursday, April 12, 4:00-4:45 pm, Grades K-2; Youth Program Room

Registration required.  Stop by or call the Youth Services Desk at 847-256-6945. Registration starts 3/29 for Wilmette/Kenilworth residents; 4/5 for non-residents.

Build a contraption that will prevent a raw egg from breaking when it falls.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Friday, April 27, 2:30-5:00 pm, Youth Program Room

Community Helper Appreciation

Together with Kindness Club, celebrate our community helpers by preparing thank you cards and gifts for International Firefighters Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, and National Police Week.