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Brown Books & Paintbrushes

At Brown Books and Paintbrushes, we empower and educate young children through art, literacy, social justice, and civic engagement, focusing on African-American culture and fostering healthy racial identity.


Brown Books and Paintbrushes X South Shore Chamber of Commerce

Nestled in the dynamic South Shore community, Brown Books and Paintbrushes, in partnership with the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, joyfully invites children and families to explore their offerings every Thursday through Sunday, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

1900 East 71st    Chicago, Ill


In our play space, we cultivate an enriching environment through art, literacy, and cultural programming, fostering joy for young children and families. These elements not only stimulate creativity but also promote educational growth and a deeper understanding of diverse cultures. Moreover, we recognize the significance of STEM and theater enrichments, seamlessly integrating them to provide a holistic and well-rounded experience. Through this approach, we aim to inspire curiosity, creativity, and a love for learning in an inclusive and joyful atmosphere.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces I would still plant my apple tree.” 


1900 East 71street

South Shore, Chicago

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