Benches on the Avenue

Tinley Park's Benches on the Avenue public art program has become one of the Village's most popular attractions, drawing thousands of residents and visitors annually to Downtown Tinley. The colorful benches feature the work of both amateur and professional artists and provide spots to rest and enjoy the fantastic creations while strolling through town.

2018 Benches on the Avenue: Treasured Family Musicals
The Village of Tinley Park will host the 15th season of its Benches on the Avenue program in 2018 and is seeking artists to create unique, kid- and family-friendly designs based on the theme “Treasured Family Musicals.” Artists are asked to submit exciting, imaginative, three-dimensional designs depicting some of the most classic musicals of both stage and screen. Portrayals should be vibrant, colorful and include some degree of 3-D art. Artists are asked to please submit two different designs based on the "Treasured Family Musicals" theme.

Benches on the Avenue, which in 2017 celebrated its 14th year, is an award-winning public art program that features nearly two dozen benches along downtown Oak Park Avenue showcasing the unique and colorful designs of professional and amateur artists from the area.

Artwork is based on a different theme each year, and benches are on display from mid-May through October. Each bench is sponsored by a local business or individual, who takes possession of it after the program has ended.

Brochures from from each year of the "Benches on the Avenue" program.

"The Power of Music" (2017)
"Once Upon a Time" (2016)
"Heroes and Villains" (2015)
"Let the Games Begin!" (2014)
"Fairy Tale Festival" (2013)
"The Magic of Music" (2012)
"America the Beautiful" (2011)
"When I Grow Up" (2010)
"Classic TV" (2009)
"A World of Travel Adventures" (2008)
"Toyland" (2007)
"Favorite Children's Storybooks" (2006)
"Hooray for Hollywood!" (2005)
"Benches on the Avenue" (2004)