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.
2017 Benches on the Avenue: 'The Power of Music'
Take a stroll down Oak Park Avenue from 172nd to 176th streets to view all 19 Benches on the Avenue, which are based on the theme “The Power of Music” and feature the work of both amateur and professional artists.
Also remember to stop by for Meet the Artists Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. before the Saturday, July 29 Music in the Plaza concert in Zabrocki Plaza featuring Brass from the Past. Attendees will be able to meet with the artists behind each bench! Awards will be given out during intermission.
Benches on the Avenue, which in 2017 celebrates 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 the first week in October. Each bench is sponsored by a local business or individual, who takes possession of it after the program has ended.
2017 Benches on the Avenue Brochure
Join host Garrett Gray as he profiles the 2017 Benches on the Avenue during a special on-location edition
of "Discover Tinley."