Arts Commission Events & Programs

Artist Workshops

The Northbrook Arts Commission is proud to present the Watercolor In-The Studio Workshop by award-winning artist Spencer Meagher. This two-day workshop will take place Saturday, June 25, 2022 and Sunday, June 26, 2022 from 9am-4pm. See the image below for more information and to register (click to download application). 

2022 Spencer Meagher June Workshop

Artist Studio Tour

Every fall, Northbrook artists open their home studios for tours. The entire community is invited to view these creative spaces and get a personal look at our local art scene. 

Plein Air Painting Festival

Up to 50 Midwest landscape painters bring their talents to Northbrook as they create unique pieces inspired by our beautiful community. The artists complete all of the work outdoors "plein air"  in Northbrook and prizes are awarded by a jury. This festival culminates in a daylong art show at Village Green Park featuring live music, a “quick paint” event, painting demonstrations, and a chance to purchase original art painted in Northbrook. Co-sponsored by the Northbrook Park District.

Northbrook Originals Art Show

On view in April/May at the Northbrook Public Library. Opening reception featuring refreshments and art tours. Every year, Northbrook Artists are invited to submit original artwork for this community exhibition. Co-sponsored by the Northbrook Library.

Artist In Residence

Artwork by Northbrook Artists on view at the Northbrook Library during various showings throughout the year. The artwork is displayed on all three floors throughout the Library.

Village Gallery at Northbrook Village Hall

Visit the bi-monthly exhibit featuring artwork by local artists in the Northbrook Village Hall Boardroom.