Chicago Sculpture Exhibit

In 2001 the Lincoln Park Community Art Initiative was founded by former Alderman Vi Daley, and eight public sculptures were prominently displayed throughout Lincoln Park. With dedication, incredible artists, caring sponsors, and a passion to showcase public art in our neighborhoods, the program was transformed into the Chicago Sculpture Exhibit (CSE). For the past 21 years, this program has pursued its mission to install large-scale sculptures in neighborhoods throughout the city. CSE is proud to say that we have 43 sculptures in this year’s show, and we’ve installed a total of 600 sculptures to date! 

We would like to thank our artists, sponsors, partners, contributors, neighborhood organizations, chambers of commerce, local businesses, individual residents, and cultural institutions whose assistance and support make CSE possible. Your dedication to improving our Chicago communities through public art is the heart of this program and we greatly appreciate your support.

CSE continues to offer a safe experience discovering public art that dot the myriad communities throughout Chicago. These magnificent sculptures bring communities together and spark the inner creativity in all of us to explore, imagine, inspire and marvel at the intersection of engineering and art. For anyone interested in learning more about the artists, a particular piece in the Exhibit, or in purchasing one of the sculptures at the close of the show, we are happy to provide more information. Please consider making a donation to CSE, and/or sponsoring a sculpture. 

Each year it is an honor to share this unique exhibit with Chicago, and we look forward to many more years of showcasing public art with you.      

We invite you to please visit our website,, and social media channels. Also download the free Otocast app to find out more about each artist and their locations.