Visual Arts

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Winter Community Art Show:  Mixed Media

On display through March 8, Auditorium

Following this winter show, the Spring/Summer theme will be ‘Night & Day’.

Wilmette Arts Guild

Exhibit of Paintings during January and February

Curt’s Cafe

2922 Central Street, Evanston

Monday-Friday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Open House:  Wednesday, Feb. 27, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Wilmette Community Recreation Center

3000 Glenview Road (at Skokie Blvd.), Wilmette

Local School Art Showcase featuring artwork in a variety of media from St. Joseph School and independent student artists.

On display until Tuesday, Feb. 19

First Floor Hallways

Wilmette Community Recreation Center

3000 Glenview Road (at Skokie Blvd.), Wilmette

Independent Photography Showcase

Friday, Feb. 22 through Friday, March 22, First Floor Hallways

Over a dozen local independent artists will display their 2D and 3D photo works.   

The exhibit will feature a variety of subject matter and prints on various mediums.  All works are available for purchase from the artists.  Please stop by and see the showcase.

For questions, contact:  Rick Flintz, Visual Arts Coordinator, 847-920-3944 or

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

On Display through Monday, April 8

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. 

Five Wilmette artists have their work featured in this exhibit —

Caroline Greco, Carol Krofl, Peter Nussbaum, Cindy Shanker and Joellen Varga

The North Shore Art League (NSAL) invites the community to its ‘View: Interiors’ show.  This special installation includes images from NSAL students, members and faculty depicting their creative takes on this inspiring theme.  Whether it is the kitchen table, living room, a space in the home, or a special place in the imagination, the spaces in which we live are alive with possibilities and inspiration!

Fifty original works by over 30 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 8. 

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 95th 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,

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Light Painting

Monday, Feb. 18, 3:00-4:00 pm, Auditorium, Grades 5-8

Use iPads to capture amazing designs made with lights in the dark.

Registration required by phone, in person or via WPL online calendar.

Registration opens Feb. 4 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; Feb. 11 for non-residents.

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Maker Fest

Saturday, Feb. 23, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm; Auditorium

Free and open to all ages —  kids, teens, adults

The event will feature more than 15 local Makers demonstrating art, technology, and design projects. Attendees will experience hands-on learning as they try out the projects themselves.

The Makers will include area businesses, hobbyists, and clubs — creative people who are enthusiastic about learning and making things and sharing what they make.

REB Records will demonstrate interactive video games involving music and show you the code behind them. Drake Baskets will get you started weaving baskets. Students from New Trier will introduce coding and electronics projects and even a large solar system-themed geodesic dome. Other activities will include beading, knitting, light-up origami, and collage-making.

For a longer list of participants and the activities they will offer, please visit

The Library offers regular Maker programming for all ages and is excited to serve as a hub for creativity, learning, and the sharing of ideas at Maker Fest.

Parking will be available in the Library lot and on the street. Overflow parking is being generously offered by St. John’s Church, across Wilmette Avenue from the Library.  Maker Fest is sponsored by the Friends of the Wilmette Public Library.

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Adult Maker Program:  Maker After Dark: Heat-Embossed Cards

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6:30-7:30 pm, Youth Program Room

Using stamps, embossing powder, and a craft heat gun, learn to emboss like a boss. Make elegant embossed cards that you can keep or send in the mail. Materials provided.  Registration required; opens Feb. 13

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