The Challenge: Make Art Everyday

Welcome to the month-long celebration of arts and creativity of ARTober. Art challenges with daily practice help improve your drawing and observational skills and help kick-start flagging inspiration or creativity. Throughout October, there are classes, drop-in, and pop-up events to help you reach your goal of creating something every day.

But wait, what is art?

Art is the creation of something new. It can be a drawing, painting, sculpture, video, photography, carving, writing, or almost anything!

You don’t need special tools to make art!

ARTober can focus on drawing on paper with pens or pencils since those are supplies most people already have on hand. Still, if you want to watercolor or paint, ARTober is about overcoming barriers to making art and is not limited to specific tools requirements.

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ARTober Gallery

ARTober Prize Drawing

It’s not a pun, it’s an actual prize drawing! Throughout ARTober you can submit photos of your daily artwork by email to (or use the upload form) to enter to win an Artist-Supply-Bundle for Adult, Teen or Youth categories. Every piece of art you submit will be another entry in the drawing, up to one a day for all thirty days. The winners will be chosen randomly from all entries received.

ARTober Classes

You can work on your own, or you can join one of our ARTober classes.

Tiny Canvas Art Show

The Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District & North Shore Art League present: Tiny Canvas Art Show! The community-submitted artwork is on display at the Winnetka and Northfield Branch Libraries through the end of October.

Submit your art for the Artist Bundle Drawing

Files accepted: jpg, jpeg, png, gif

Just Added for ARTober 2022

For The Younger Artists