Black History Month at Loyola Park

April 25th, 2019 Posted by News 0 thoughts on “Black History Month at Loyola Park”

Every Year as part of February’s Black History Month, Loyola Park puts on a Celebration at the Loyola Park Fieldhouse. This year’s event had close to 100 attendees and featured live music and dance performances, as well as a drumming lesson!

Chicago Public Schools featured Charles White this season and his work was exhibited at the Art Institute this year. Our event featured works by Charles White to tie in with school programming.

Students from local schools participate in the event and have the opportunity to showcase their work in a gallery setting. This years submissions came from these local schools:

Acero Schools, Cruz Campus. – Visual Art
Joseph Brennemann School – Visual Art
Gale Community Academy – Visual Art
Joyce Kilmer Elementary School – Visual Art
Mather High School – Visual Art
New Field Elementary- Visual Art
Nicholas Senn High School – Visual Art
Sullivan High School – Visual Art
Enrico Tonti Elementary School – Visual Art

Here is a gallery of photos from 2018 Black History Celebration featuring the poet Gwendolyn Brooks and local students showcasing their artwork.


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Chicago, IL 60626


We welcome volunteers to join the Loyola Park Advisory Council and/or assist the weekend of the Artists of the Wall Festival. Our meetings take place at 6:30pm the first Wednesday of each month at the Loyola Park Field house.