Musical Chairs Program

Musical Chair PicThe Village of Tinley Park is seeking artists to transform ordinary unfinished wooden chairs into colorful, family-friendly designs that will ultimately become part of the new Musical Chairs public art program, a companion piece to the popular Benches on the Avenue series. These decorated musical chairs will be placed inside participating Tinley Park businesses and rotated monthly throughout those Village businesses beginning the summer of 2019.

The program will be supported by a robust social media engagement campaign designed to encourage visitors to those businesses to experience these creative works of art. In keeping with the Village’s music brand, the design of the chair should be adorned with images relating to music. Anyone with an imagination and a bit of artistic creativity can be part of this new public art program.

Artists are encouraged to submit a design by Friday, June 14; selections will be made by a committee and you will be notified on or before Wednesday, June 19. Artists will receive $100 for supplies. The artist may paint the chair, but may not compromise its structural integrity and functionality. No additional materials should be added to the chair. The seating area of the chair must remain clear of decoration except for paint in order to retain its usefulness. A Village logo decal will be provided to be affixed to the top front of the chair. Designs should be created with durability and public safety in mind. Designs that are religious, political or sexual in nature will not be accepted; corporate logos or advertising is not allowed.

Please see the link below for a picture of the unfinished wooden chair. Information regarding specifications and location of the decal are also shown. Chairs will be available for pick up at Village Hall beginning Thursday, June 20 and will need to be returned on or before Friday, July 26.

The Village has been working to spread the word about Tinley Park’s new music brand, but we cannot do it alone. Together we can put Tinley Park on the map as the number-one place in Illinois to experience the joy of music! Please join us in achieving this goal by participating in this new exciting program as a musical chair artist.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Joanne Carroll at or (708) 444-5031.