The Chicago Lighthouse

Artists with Disabilities Help Create 51 6-Foot Lighthouses to Celebrate Inclusion

July 24, 2018 - 12:00 pm

By Kayla Jardine

Chicago is lighting the way for inclusion and representation for those with disabilities.

The organization 'The Chicago Lighthouse' helped display 51 6-foot lighthouses on a prominent street in the center of the city.

The sculptures, which were created by local artists-- many with disabilities-- are meant to celebrate them and their potential. “We all have a powerful role to play to make inclusion possible for people with disabilities," said Chicago Lighthouse CEO, Dr. Janet Szlyk. "The challenge is to find your own sphere of influence and use it!”

The Chicago Lighthouse

One of the lighthouses has braille stamped on the outside so people with vision impairment can still be apart of the experience.

Another features the words “rising to succeed”.

The incredible art is shining a light on the importance of inclusion and is free to see from June to August on Michigan Avenue.