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.

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.

2019 Benches on the Avenue: Prized Page Turners

The Village will host its 16th annual Benches on the Avenue program from May to October next year in Downtown Tinley and is seeking artists who are interested in participating.

Artists will be asked to create unique, family-friendly designs based on next year’s theme, “Prized Page Turners.” Benches should be exciting, imaginative, three-dimensional works that depict some of the most extraordinary and captivating popular novels of all time.

Those who are interested in participating can fill out the application form and submit it to Village Hall with their proposed designs. Applications are due by Feb. 1. The application form also contains information on guidelines, selection process and the project timeline. If you have any questions, please contact Joanne Carroll at or 708-444-5031.


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

"Treasured Family Musicals" (2018)
"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)