Life-size bobbleheads latest Chicago street art
Gotta love the City of Chicago for continuing to try and attract tourist with street art. In 1999 it was cows. In 2001 is was furniture. This year its bobbleheads.
“This summer’s public art project in Chicago features six-foot-tall statues of baseball players with — you guessed it — bobble-heads. The city of Chicago says the giant bobbleheads are in honor of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game, which will be played at U-S Cellular Field on July 15th. Starting mid-May, 35 bobbleheads will be scattered around downtown Chicago. They’ll be decorated to represent each major league baseball team. After the All-Star Game, the statues will be auctioned off online for charity.”
“The Cows on Parade exhibition in Chicago attracted an estimated two million tourists and brought approximately $500 million to Chicago’s economy. The exhibit ran from June 14 through October 31, 1999. The end of the exhibit was capped off with an auction of the sculptures on November 9, and raised nearly $3.5 million for local charities.”
Btw, the Cow Parade may be coming to a city near you, check it out.