One Big Thing Art Installation at Milwaukee / Wood / Wolcott

The Milwaukee Avenue/Wood Street intersection was redesigned in 2014 by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), in collaboration with WPB SSA #33 and 1st Ward Alderman, Proco “Joe” Moreno. The redesign served two purposes: creating a safer environment for all users at this confluence of traffic, and developing a location specifically for a future public artwork.

WE ARE VERY PROUD TO ANNOUNCE  THAT FUTURE IS NOW HERE!

On Feb. 7, 2017, the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce and WPB Special Service Area (SSA) #33 announced six finalists for the largest public art commission in their history: John. E Bannon, Lynn Basa, Nicole Beck, Curt Brill, Paul Kuhn and Chris Boyd Taylor. Selected by a jury of Chicago arts professionals, one artist will be awarded a $30,000-$75,000 commission to create a permanent installation to be displayed at the highly visible intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and Wood Street in the heart of the Wicker Park Bucktown neighborhoods. This new piece of public art has been dubbed ONE BIG THING.
 
Each finalist has created a small model to be publicly displayed at Jackson Junge Gallery, 1389 N Milwaukee, for public comment from February 21 – March 21.

The WPB SSA #33 Commission will announce the winner in March, to be awarded the final public art commission. 
  

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