Visual Arts

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,


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, email, or call 847-853-7666.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Treasure Boxes

Monday, Feb. 3, 4:00-5:00 pm, Grades 2-4, Youth Program Room

Registration required.  Stop by or call the Youth Services Desk at 847-256-6945 to register.

Use craft sticks and other materials to make a box to store your tiny treasures.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2:00-3:30 pm, Auditorium

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


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Armchair Travels:  Great Art in Italy

Thursday, Feb. 13, 1:00-2:30 pm, Auditorium

Join Lindy Rubin in an exploration of great art in Italy.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette


Growing Neighbors:  “Some Things Change…Some Things Stay the Same”

Friday, Feb. 14, 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.

In this episode, we look closely at flowers and talk about growing up and change. Mr. Rogers also sees a juggling demonstration.  After a discussion of what we saw, we’ll learn to juggle.


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

Felt Flower Canvas Banners – Grades 4-6

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

Create banners with felt flowers to celebrate spring.  Registration required, beginning Monday, Feb. 17 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents; Monday Feb. 24 for non-residents.

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