Visual Arts

Wilmette Arts Guild High School Art Celebration

North Shore Community Bank

1145 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Friday, Feb. 2 through Monday, Feb. 26

Student Gala Reception:  Tuesday, Feb. 13, 5:00-7:00 pm

This exhibit features artwork by WAG members Tobi Starr Abrams, Nancy Desmond, Beverly Fleishmann, Joan Hall, Claire Hogan, Peter Nussbaum, Julie Ressler, Thaddeus Ressler, Sally Schoch, and Bonnie Zac as well as high school students (Grades 9-12) who reside in New Trier Township (Wilmette, Winnetka, Kenilworth, Glencoe and parts of Glenview and Northfield) or attend a school in New Trier Township.

Please join Wilmette Arts Guild, students, their families and friends to celebrate an “Art-Filled” Valentine’s Day Love-Fest with delicious snacks on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 5:00-7:00 pm. 

 Wilmette Park District

Center for the Arts

Community Recreation Center – first floor hallways

3000 Glenview Rd. (at Skokie Blvd.), Wilmette

Local School Art Showcase

On Display through Tuesday, Feb. 20

This showcase features artwork in a variety of media from students at St. Joseph School and Wilmette Junior High School.

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

On Display Thursday, Feb. 1 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.  The opening reception for ‘View: Interiors’ will be held in the League’s second floor gallery space at the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka on Thursday evening, February 1, 6:30-8:00 pm.

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,

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Children’s Art Show – Preschool through 8th grade 

Kids, show off your best painting, drawing, collage, or photo. Guidelines will be available at the Youth Services Desk beginning Thursday, February 1, and original artwork will be accepted February 12-28. Art will be exhibited in the WPL Auditorium March 3-31. There will be a special reception for artists and their families on Sunday, March 4, from 2:00-3:30 pm in the Auditorium. One piece of art per participant, please.

Wilmette Park District

Center for the Arts

Family Art Night

Friday, Feb. 9, 6:30-7:30 pm

Community Recreation Center

3000 Glenview Rd. (at Skokie Blvd.), Wilmette

Create an art project with a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, whomever.  This workshop is a great time to spend with family and friends; bring home an art project that you create together.  Registration is per child attending.  Adults need not register.  This is not a drop-off program; all children must be supervised.  Age 3 and up with an adult.

Resident $10/Non-Resident $12

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

STEAM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Art/Math) Lab: Make Your Own Volcano 

Thursday, Feb. 15, 4:00-4:45 pm, Grades 3-5; Youth Program Room

Registration required.  Wilmette/Kenilworth residents starting 2/1; non-residents 2/8

Combine art and chemistry to make your own volcano and watch it erupt.

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Chinese New Year Celebration 

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2:00-3:00 pm, Auditorium, Ages 4 and up 

Celebrate the Chinese New Year along with special guests from the Highcrest Middle School Mandarin program.

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Knitting without Needles

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2:00-3:30 pm; All ages; Auditorium

See what you can make with yarn, your arms, your fingers, and other non-pointy accessories.

Wilmette Park District

Independent Artist Photography Showcase

Saturday, February 24 through Friday, March 23

First Floor Hallways of the Community Recreation Center

3000 Glenview Road (at Skokie Blvd.), Wilmette

A number of local independent artists will display their photographs. 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

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Glow-in-the-Dark Party

Monday, Feb. 26, 7:00-8:00 pm, Grades 5-8; Youth Program Room

WPL staff will turn out the lights and experiment with all kinds of glowing materials. Wear white so that you can glow, too! Registration required.  Wilmette and Kenilworth residents 2/12; non-residents 2/19