The Wabash Lights
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2016 Oct 26
Comcast Newsmakers
Seth Unger on Comcast

2016 Aug 09
8 Projects that will change Chicago

2016 July 19
Wabash Lights
What to do on Wabash!

2016 May 13
Table Xi Blog

2016 Feb 26
Forecast Public Art
The Wabash Lights Switch On!

2016 Feb 8
The Columbia Chronicle
Alumnus illuminates Wabash El Tracks

2016 Feb 5
Colorful Light Installation Under Wabash Avenue CTA Tracks Tested

2016 Feb 4
Chicago Architect
They Say The Neon Lights Are Bright, On Waaaaabash

Wabash Lights Shine Bright Under the 'L' Tracks (VIDEO)

2016 Feb 1
Curbed Chicago
The Wabash Lights Beta Installation Will Begin This Week

2016 Jan 29
Chicago Tribune
Wabash Lights public art test to begin next week

2015 Dec 17
Architech Magazine
Illuminate Wabash

2015 July 31
Wabash Lights
Go Where You Love

2015 July 29
How Two Artists Hope to Liven Up Chicago's 'L' Tracks
CityLab from The Atlantic

2015 July 28
Neighborhood News: Wabash Lights
Fox32, Good Day Chicago

2015 July 28
Wabash Art Gets The Green Light — and Blue and Orange and Yellow…
Chicago Architecture Blog

2015 July 27
Wabash Lights exceeds Kickstarter goal, hopes to begin test this fall
Chicago Tribune

2015 July 27
Public art project seeks to light up Wabash El tracks
Rivet Radio

2015 July 27
Wabash Lights Creators Raise $60K on Kickstarter for Beta
Curbed Chicago

2015 July 27
Non-Profit To Test 'Wabash Lights' After Successful Kickstarter Campaign
DNAinfo Chicago

2015 July 20
Lighting the Way

2015 July 18
The Wabash Lights: A Conversation With The Designers

2015 July 17
Kickstarter Campaign for The Wabash Lights Public Art Installation
Gapers Block

2015 July 13
Wabash Lights
WGN Radio, The Bill and Wendy Show

2015 July 12
Bringing The Warehouse Vibes Out To The Streets Of Chicago
Art Report

2015 July 8
Two Chicagoans hope to light up the Wabash el tracks
Chicago Reader

2015 July 8
Kickstarter campaign aims to light up Wabash El tracks
TimeOut Chicago

2015 July 7
Five Questions for Wabash Lights Co-Creators Seth Unger and Jack Newell
Curbed Chicago

2015 Jul 6
Want a Better Wabash Ave?
Chicago Architecture Blog

2015 Jun 28
The Wabash Lights
WGN Radio, Outside the Loop

2015 Jun 26
Wabash Lights project appealing to Kickstarter masses for funding
Chicago Business Journal

2015 June 25
Wabash Lights designers launch Kickstarter campaign
Chicago Tribune

2015 June 25
This Kickstarter Wants to Put a Light Show Underneath Chicago's L Tracks

2015 Jun 15
Wabash Lights project to raise money for first 48 feet
Loop North News

2015 Jun 14
Wabash Lights Kickstarter Raising Funds for Beta Test
Curbed Chicago

2015 Mar 10
Chicago Loop Alliance Unveils Final Plans For Transforming Wabash Ave

2015 Mar 3
Loop group’s Wabash recommendations include districts, light show
Marina City Online

2015 Mar 2
Chicago Loop Alliance Proposes Wabash Makeover Including Maker District & Art Village
Curbed Chicago

2015 Mar 1
Group lays out its plans to spiff up Chicago's Wabash Avenue
Chicago Tribune

23 Dec 2014
The Wabash Corridor, Illuminated
Chicago Ideas Week, Chicago Ideas Blog

25 Nov 2014
A Clean, Well-Lighted Track: Designer Duo Reimagines Wabash

2014 Nov 10
Interactive Public Art Project Aims to Set Chicago’s Loop Aglow
Redesign Revolution

2014 Nov 4
The Wabash Lights: A Dream Project's First Unveiling

2014 Oct 31
Chicago Art Aficionados Go Gaga For Wabash Lights
The Chicago Architecture Blog

2014 Oct 30
Designers Formally Unveil & Demo ‘Wabash Lights’ Concept
Curbed Chicago

2014 Oct 28
The Wabash Lights: Celebrating Chicago’s Mighty Artery

2014 Oct 7
L sculpture would shed light on Wabash Avenue
Marina City Online

Artists Propose Totally Tubular Light Show For Belly of the Wabash L
The Chicago Architecture Blog

Local Artists Want to Bring Bright Colorful Lights to Wabash L
Curbed Chicago

2014 Sep 12
Loop Alliance offers ideas to spruce up Wabash
Chicago Tribune

The [Chicago Artist Month] event showed the deep and deliberate thinking of the artists to make something so ambitious a reality to be enjoyed by Chicagoans and visitors alike.

– Chicagoist


It’s been a while since a public-art project on Kickstarter held our attention, but The Wabash Lights initiative has us looking up.

– Core77


A luminous update to an oft-overlooked stretch of the city's downtown.

– Architect Magazine


The rumble of passing trains over Wabash Avenue in Chicago is a constant low-grade aural assault. But a new art project is [...] going to make those “L” tracks a lot more fun to look at.

– CityLab from The Atlantic


Public art need not always be a touchstone of civic pride. But Chicago has a long tradition of art that is as democratic and accessible as its El trains; now, a proposed project may enter that tradition with art programmable by anyone with access to the Internet.

– Newcity