Lighthouses on Mag Mile reflect artists’ personal journey with disabilities

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CHICAGO — Summer crowds on Michigan Avenue have probably noticed the lighthouses dotting the sidewalks. Each of them was designed by an artist hoping to bring attention to people with disabilities.

“I just want people to know that no matter what they’ve been through, or are going through, that you’re not alone,” artist Christine Metoyer said.

It was the social service organization The Chicago Lighthouse that made these beacons of light come alive downtown this summer by putting out the call for artists. For 112 years, The Chicago Lighthouse has worked tirelessly to serve the blind, those with disabilities, the visually impaired and U.S. veterans.

You can catch the Mag Mile Lighthouse sculptures through August 11.

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