Chicago Navy Pier - Dowdle Wooden Puzzle

Regular price Sale price $500.00

All art is printed and handmade on demand so please allow 2-3 weeks for production and delivery.

In 1914 construction began on 1 of 5 proposed Chicago Municipal Piers, which turned out to be the only one built. It was to be for many public uses but World War I put on the kibosh. From 1917-1918 the pier was requisitioned for Navy, Army, and Red Cross personnel. After the war, the pier, now called the Navy Pier, became a hub of Windy City activity. More than 3 million people visited annually through the roaring 20’s. The World’s Fair brought a steady flow through the 30’s. Then war came again. The U.S. Navy utilized the Pier through WWII, it is Navy Pier after all. The University of Chicago took over from 1946 – 65 but then it saw little use for a decade. In 1976 exhibition halls and events started the resuscitation and after renovations in the early 1990’s the Navy Pier again became a major Chi-town attraction. Today it is home of the 150 foot Navy Pier Ferris Wheel and Pier Park, Museums, exhibition halls, vendors, shops, sightseeing cruises, and tall ships. Eric’s painting, looking in from Lake Michigan, captures the beautiful cityscape as backdrop for the historic, wonderful Navy Pier.

Dowdle Folk Art wants you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase. This is why we created the "No Missing Pieces” Guarantee.* 

If you have a current title and a piece of your puzzle is missing we will gladly send a, one time, complete puzzle replacement of the same title, as it is not possible to replace a single missing piece. All requests must be submitted through a form found here. If you have any issues, please send an email to contact@dowdlefolkart.com.
*The “No Missing Pieces” guarantee does not apply to our hand crafted wooden puzzles that are created one at a time, not mass produced. Those go through a strict creation and quality control process before leaving our building to be shipped directly to you. 
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Dowdle Wooden Puzzles

Dowdle Wooden Puzzles are a great gift for the puzzle fanatic and lover of folk art. They feature a giclée printed canvas that is mounted on wood. You have several options to choose from including a classic Dowdle box or a keepsake wood box; existing die-cut or a specialized unique die-cut; you can even be painted into a Dowdle painting! – See the list below. Discover the world through the eyes of renowned folk artist Eric Dowdle, known for his gift of capturing the character and traditions of each place he visits. Experience the personality and charm of these historic and scenic places with a one-of-a-kind wooden puzzle.

TYPES OF WOODEN PUZZLES:

Classic Wooden Puzzle

$100
  • Dowdle image of your choice
  • Standard Puzzle Cut
  • 300 Collectible High-end wooden pieces
  • High-quality Giclée print
  • Collectible for years
  • Dowdle Cardboard Box with collectible sleeve

Vintage Wooden Puzzle

$300 or $500
  • Dowdle image of your choice
  • Standard Puzzle Cut
  • 300 or 500 Collectible High-end wooden pieces
  • Velvet drawstring bag
  • High-quality Giclée print
  • Collectible for years
  • Quality, collectible wooden box w/Giclée inset

Vintage, Limited Edition Wooden Puzzle

$3,000
  • Your own or a Dowdle image of your choice
  • Unique die-cut specialized to your request
  • Up to 500 pieces depending on your request
  • Velvet drawstring bag
  • High-quality Giclée print
  • Collectible for years
  • Quality, collectible wooden box w/Giclée inset
  • Customizable laser engraved name plates on box
  • Personalized – your choice of being painted into the Dowdle image
  • – To order call Wendy at 801-785-1123

DELIVERY:

Allow 2-3 weeks for production and delivery.

BE PART OF THE ART

All Dowdle Wooden Puzzles are eligible for “Be Part Of The Art”

Eric has painted hundreds of people into the art already. In fact, when you look at any of the stadium art, many of the people in those stadiums are real! They’ve commissioned themselves to be placed with their favorite teams. It’s so fun! The only thing better than owning Eric’s art is personalizing yourself into Eric’s art and custom puzzles. Trust me. I know. Check out these videos that spotlight some stories about people who’ve become part of the art.

Select “Customize” on the art print that you would like to be a part of, and upload your photo!

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