Visual Arts

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Felt Flower Canvas Banners – Grades 4-6

Monday, March 2, 4:00-4:45 pm; Youth Program Room

Create banners with felt flowers to celebrate spring.  Registration required.


 

Wilmette Historical Museum

609 Ridge Road, Wilmette

New Exhibit:  “Wilmette Women Breaking The Glass Ceiling”

Lower Level of Museum

On Display March 1 through December, 2020

Hours:  Sunday-Thursday 1:00-4:30 pm

This exhibit highlights some of Wilmette’s most accomplished residents, women who rose to prominence in their chosen fields.  On display are iconic garments from their professions, from firefighter’s gear to a 1980’s “power suit,” reflecting the varieties of traditionally male-dominated occupations in which local women have excelled. The garments are accompanied by stories about each woman. Also included in the exhibit is a photo gallery of notable women of Wilmette, past and present.

 

For more information, visit wilmettehistory.org, email museum@wilmette.com, or call 847-853-7666.


 

North Shore Art League ‘Landscapes/Cityscapes’ Fine Arts Show 

On Display through April 13, 2020

Winnetka Community House, NSAL Second Floor Gallery Space

620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka

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

14 Wilmette artists whose work is featured include:  Rich Fisher, Pat Gillard, Caroline Greco, Pat Hinkel, Nikki Householder, Beth Kerr, Jan Loew, Cindy Shanker, Deborah Shore, Peg Spengler, Burt Tesler, Clara Tomaz, Lucio Tomaz, and Barbara Wertheimer.

A total of 62 artists are represented with 113 pieces.  The exhibit includes painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and mixed media, with most artwork for sale.  It is a great place to purchase quality art at affordable prices.

Revenue from the show is dedicated to funding the NSAL school and outreach.  The North Shore Art League is a not-for-profit organization, now in its 96th 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 Historical Museum

609 Ridge Road, Wilmette

‘Wilmette in Photographs, 1850-1950’

Exhibit on display through July, 2020

Museum Hours:  Sunday-Thursday 1:00-4:30 pm

This exciting exhibit explores a century of photographs of Wilmette people and places.  Antique cameras, glass photographic plates, tintypes, stereo cards, and other unusual artifacts from the Museum’s collection join dozens of rarely seen photos in the main gallery to illustrate how developments in camera technology, and the emergence of fads like the “real photo postcard” craze, resulted in a treasure trove of images that have forever captured the look of everyday life in one small Midwestern town.

For more information, visit wilmettehistory.org, email museum@wilmette.com, or call 847-853-7666.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Maker Fest

Saturday, Feb. 29, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm; Teens, Kids, Adults; Auditorium

Meet area Makers and experience hands-on learning in technology, art and design.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Drop-In Adult Coloring

Tuesday, March 3, 2:00-3:30 pm, Auditorium

Discover the therapeutic benefits of coloring at this drop-in adult coloring program. Relax, reduce stress, and leave feeling restored.  WPL has plenty of coloring pages and supplies but feel free to bring your own. This is not a structured program; draw and color at your leisure. No registration required.


 

Meskill Center at Mallinckrodt

1041 Ridge Road, Wilmette

Wilmette Arts Guild Exhibit:  Love Abounds

Tuesday, March 3 – Sunday, May 3

Featuring sentimental photographs and paintings by Wilmette Arts Guild members.


 

Wilmette Park District

Center for the Arts

Wilmette Community Recreation Center

3000 Glenview Road, Wilmette

6th Annual Family Fine Arts Day

Saturday, March 7, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Cost:  $13/child for residents; $15/child for non-residents

 

Let your inner artist bloom in this creative workshop where a range of media opens the door to a world of possibilities. Explore teacher-inspired art projects along with DIY stations. All ages and skill levels are welcome, and all supplies are included.

Registration is per child attending, and pre-registered children receive a tee shirt to use as a smock. Adults need not register. This is not a drop off program — all children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

https://register.wilmettepark.org/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?interfaceparameter=1&module=AR&primarycode=323129


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

STEAM Lab: Tissue Paper Painting

Thursday, March 12, 4:00–4:45 pm, Grades 3-5, Youth Program Room

Create wall art that looks like a watercolor painting by bleeding tissue paper.
Registration required, starting Thursday 2/27 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents; 3/5 for non-residents


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Maker Lab

Thursday, March 12, 6:00–8:00 pm and Saturday, March 28, 2:00–4:00 pm, All ages; Youth Program Room

Drop by this pop-up Maker space to use WPL’s vinyl cutter, 3D printer, and jewelry making tools. Make stickers, key chains, pet tags, or wacky inventions of your own devising. WPL will have supplies for self-directed introductory projects, but you are also welcome to bring your own materials and projects.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Kids’ Library Council

Monday, March 16, 7:00–8:00 pm, Grades 5–8, Youth Program Room

Help plan library spaces and programs for kids in grades 5-8. Snacks will be served.

Design for 3D Printing – Be among the library’s first to learn the basics of Tinkercad and design a creation to be 3D printed. Projects will be picked up at a later date. Registration required, starting Monday 3/2 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents; 3/9 for non-residents


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Maker After Dark: Botanical Print

Wednesday, March 18, 7:00–8:00 pm, Adults 18 yrs+, Youth Program Room

Look forward to spring and create a beautiful botanical print on fabric or paper for your home with a technique called flower pounding (yes, this will involve hammers). This program is open to those 18 and over. Registration required, starting Wednesday, March 4 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents; March 11 for non-residents.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Armchair Travels:  Fountains of Chicago

Thursday, March 19, 1:00-2:30 pm, Auditorium

Enjoy a tour of the fountains of Chicago with journalist and author Greg Borzo.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Design for 3D Printing

Monday, March 23, 2:00–3:00 pm, Grades 5–8, Youth Program Room

Learn the basics of Tinkercad as you design a simple creation that the library will 3D print for you. Participants will pick up their projects at a later date. Registration required, starting Monday 3/9 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents; 3/16 for non-residents


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Paint to the Rhythm

Tuesday, March 24, 1:00-2:30 pm for Grades 2-4; 3:30-5:00 pm for Grades 5-8

Auditorium

Join art teacher Christine Thornton for this relaxing art program and get into the creative groove of abstract painting. Christine will teach techniques for painting to the rhythm of music, like Kandinsky did, using watercolor pencils. No art experience required. You’ll leave with a small finished painting. Registration required, starting Tuesday 3/10 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents; 3/17 for non-residents


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Armchair Travels:  Life on the Santa Fe Trail

Thursday, March 26, 1:00-2:30 pm, Auditorium

Explore the Santa Fe Trail with travel pro John Lynn.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Project Linus

Friday, March 27, 2:00–3:00 pm, Grades 3-8, Auditorium 

Create warm, fuzzy blankets for Project Linus, which distributes handmade blankets to children who are sick or in need of comfort. No sewing skills required. Registration required, starting Friday 3/13 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents; 3/20 for non-residents


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Growing Neighbors

Friday, March 27, 4:00–5:00 pm, For the whole family; Youth Program Room

Join WPL for a television visit to Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood followed by a discussion and service project or activity inspired by what we saw there.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Intro to Magic for Adults with Magician Trent James

Tuesday, March 31, 7:00-8:00 pm, Auditorium

Learn close-held tricks from a professional magician in this hands-on workshop. Space may be limited. Please arrive early to ensure your spot.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Wilmette Arts Guild Exhibit:  L’Oeil de Ouilmette (The Eye of Wilmette)

Photographs from the Wilmette Arts Guild membership

Tuesday, March 31 – Monday, April 27, Auditorium

Gala Opening:  Friday, April 3, 5:30-7:30 pm

 

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