About Statue Stories Chicago

Statue Stories Plaque

Chicago's celebrated actors, writers and theatres have united to give voice to iconic statues across the city. The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation has funded arts producers Sing London to animate 30 statues. Statue Stories Chicago has been developed in collaboration with the City of Chicago and Chicago Park District.

Swipe your smartphone on a nearby tag and get a ‘call back’ from the likes of Abe Lincoln, Paul Laurence Dunbar or a regal bronze lion.

Using drama, humor and location technology, Statue Stories Chicago breathes new life into the city’s marvelous public art collection. 

There is no cost to talk to the statues. Only network charges apply.

The project will run until August 2020.