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.
If you love Shrek, High School Musical, the Lion King and other classic cinematic celebrations of song, don’t miss the 15th annual Benches on the Avenue along Oak Park Avenue in Downtown Tinley!
This year’s benches are based on the theme “Treasured Family Musicals” and feature some of the most classic musicals of both stage and screen. Also make sure to check out the artists’ award ceremony from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 7 in Zabrocki Plaza during the Village’s Music in the Plaza concert featuring Five Guys Named Moe.
Benches on the Avenue is an award-winning public art program that features many 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.
The 2018 Benches on the Avenue can be seen in this photo gallery.
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)
"Favorite Children's Storybooks" (2006)
"Hooray for Hollywood!" (2005)
"Benches on the Avenue" (2004)