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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.

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.
2021 Benches on the Avenue: Album Cover Tour

The Village recently wrapped up its 2021 Benches on the Avenue program, which paid tribute to some of the most iconic and memorable album covers of all time! Benches took visitors on an “Album Cover Tour” through all genres and eras of music.

This year's winners include:

  • Best Portrayal of Theme: "Kiss Destroyer" by Rick Villarreal
  • Most Creative: "Illinois Represents" by Amy Frale and Carla Zidek
  • Best 3D Bench: "My Fair Lady" by Nick Schulien
  • Best Use of Materials: "Stairway to Heaven" by Angela Simpson, Mike Schultz and family
  • Best Individual Artist: "Albums of My Childhood" by Jennifer Schulien
  • Best Group/Family Project: "Fleetwood Mac Rumors" by Tim O'Brien and Samantha Cook
  • Judges' Choice Award: "Yellow Submarine" by Delaney Dillion
Many thanks to this year's judges, which include Dana Albano of Albano Marketing and the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce; Zach Musil of the Tinley Park Public Library; Raye Ann Saunoris, owner of Designs by Raye Ann; Tinley Park resident Nancy O’Connor; and Pastor Chris Pedersen of Faith Christian Reformed Church.

Brochures from from each year of the "Benches on the Avenue" program include: