Little Black Pearl Art & Design Academy
A unique, state-of-the-art learning environment; Smaller class sizes; Drawing, photography, glassblowing, animation/gaming, and music production; College and Career preparation
The "I AM" Campaign
The “I Am” Little Black Pearl Project is designed to create an opportunity for each of us to invest in the healing power for our children.
"I Am" the Solution. Art=Change.
The Little Black Pearl Art & Design Center provides an extraordinary cultural setting for community, local and national events. The 40,000-sq. ft. facility offers spacious conference rooms and workshops, along with a spectacular 36-ft glass atrium area.
In the midst of the challenges we face, I believe that we are poised to become change agents and through innovation and creativity we will revive and breathe life into our children and communities.
Art & Design Center
The distinctive building on the corner of 47th Street and Greenwood Avenue in the North Kenwood/Oakland neighborhood of Chicago is a mixture of classic architectural style and an ultra-modern rehabilitation.
Who We Are
What began as an artists' dream in the basement of her gray stone is now the Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center located in the Kenwood/Oakland neighborhood.
For the past 22 years, LBP has responded to the notion that Art, like everything else in underserved communities, must respond to the reality and needs of the community. We believe that the battle that we are waging is for the “minds and hearts” of our children. We also believe that individuals can make a major difference in our effort to ensure that all children have a true opportunity to thrive. The “I AM” project creates a link between the “giver” and “receiver” that is authentically designed to lift up the common humanity that will ultimately fuel the success of our children thereby transforming our collective community.