Our Mission: The North Shore Art League is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enriching the human spirit and life of its community through art education and exhibitions.
Founded in 1924 by artists who wanted people of all ages in their community to benefit from the arts, the cultural impact of the League continues throughout the North Shore and beyond. The second floor of the historic Winnetka Community House is home to the majority of the League’s programming. Classes take place in a studio with a skylight taking advantage of the North Light, built for us in 1932, and in the fully-equipped print room. The League’s diverse class and workshop schedule balances traditional art topics (Oil Painting, Pastels, Colored Pencil, Pen and Ink, Watercolor, Mixed Media and Drawing) with contemporary takes on Printmaking and Encaustic.