A David L. Hoyt Education Foundation Initiative - Sponsored by Good City and The Chicago Community Trust In partnership with the 47th Ward Alderman’s Office, Welles Park, Sulzer Library, CDOT - Make Way for People, Lincoln Square-Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce and Northcenter Chamber of Commerce.
The above image is a computer rendering. The below image is more like what the grid will look like.
What is Word Play Way? We are going to create a massive word grid that families and neighbors will be able to engage with as they walk the length of the sidewalk. Letters will form words that are fun and appropriate for kids and tie back into the neighborhood. An artist will design a font, community members can help create stencils, and help install the word grid.
Why is Word Play Way being installed? We believe that the Lincoln Square community is an active one, so we want to create something that neighbors can interact with, but also something that will act as a catalyst for literacy outreach.
Where will Word Play Way be installed? The grid will be installed by spray painting the grid of letters designed by an artist and organized by Jumble author David L. Hoyt on the Sidewalk that borders Welles Park to the East along Lincoln Avenue between Sunnyside and Montrose Ave.
When will Word Play Way be installed? Installation for Word Play Way will begin in mid September and last until April, 2018.
Who is installing Word Play Way? The David L. Hoyt Education Foundation in partnership with Good City and The Chicago Community Trust, Welles Park, Sulzer Library, The Northcenter and Lincoln Square-Ravenswood Chambers of Commerce.
How you can help:
Email Claire@davidlhoytfoundation.org if you want to have a hands on role in our project!