UG Students Help Wrigley Field Celebrate its 100th Birthday

Michigan Avenue strolls are a trademark of Chicago summers, and at the moment we can give you a pretty good reason to check out the Mag Mile the next time you have friends in town to tour the city (or even if you don’t). Wrigley Field is turning 100 this year, and we have teamed up with Cubs Charities to paint two ball park seats, now on display on Michigan & Superior!

To be more specific, Urban Gateways teaching artist Jonathan Franklin and his students at Wacker Elementary School in Washington Heights painted the seats. It was one of many art projects that Jonathan led at Wacker, where his year-long residency reached K-8th grade students.

(We also featured this residency in a separate blog entry and photo set a few weeks ago: Check out how Jonathan used Wacker students’ accumulated artwork to coat the school hallways, ceilings, stairwells, etc, on our blog and on our Flickr. Includes more Wrigley Field painting photos.)

We’re very proud of the students’ work, very proud to participate in this historic project with Wrigley Field, and very excited about the public display!

All of the #WrigleyField100 #CentennialSeats (search on Twitter and you’ll find lots more) feature important moments in the field’s history: The UG/Wacker seats commemorate majority owners of the Chicago Cubs.

Find our Wrigley Field seats on this map and get out to do some sight-seeing! >>


Spread the word: Bid on the seats HERE to support Urban Gateways and Cubs Charities! >>

Huge thanks to Cubs Charities for including us in this project!