Ducks on the Mag Mile

A Public Art Project

June 15-August 9, 2020

Arlyn School is pleased to announce that this year we will be participating in Ducks on the Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago. It is a public art display organized by Special Olympics Illinois. The ducks will be displayed on Michigan Ave- ‘The Magnificent Mile’- June 15th-August 9th, and then auctioned as a fundraiser for the organization. Special Olympics Illinois supports opportunities for individuals with disabilities to imagine what is possible for all populations living with disabilities.


This past February, Arlyn’s art department submitted a proposal to Special Olympics Illinois which included a duck design imaging what it means to support an inclusionary world for all. Our proposal was accepted! Recently, a 4ft fiberglass duck was delivered to us. During the month of May, Karen and Lynett (while practicing social distancing) will transform the duck. We will send information on how students can contribute and participate from afar. We will photo-document this process along the way and share it with you on google classroom “The Waward Duck,” and on the Arlyn School web-page. This will be an opportunity for students and staff to participate, so that our duck is a true collaboration.