The Chicago Lighthouse
“Lighthouses on the Mag Mile” was a public art display presented by The Chicago Lighthouse to “celebrate and give voices to what’s possible for people living with disabilities”.
From June 10 – August 11, 2018, the Magnificent Mile displayed 51, six foot tall polyurethane lighthouses, many painted by those with disabilities. Each lighthouse art project was equipped with a device that interacted with a mobile app so that visitors could download the app and listen to the artist talk about their work.
Icon Poly was thrilled to work with such an established and inspiring organization, and enjoyed sponsoring the lighthouse painted by Gabby Ciuteikis. At the end of the display, the lighthouse art projects were auctioned off to raise support for Chicago Lighthouse’s 39 programs devoted to championing the causes of those with disabilities.
Since 1906, the Chicago Lighthouse has been serving the blind, visually impaired, disabled and veterans to help them optimize their strengths, meet developmental milestones, and find employment.