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Current Exhibits

Niles Art Stop 2018

In the summer of 2018, 18 bus stop benches were transformed into works of art by 16 local artists.

In the Franklin Gallery, we have photos of the artists captured with their benches by Marina Samovsky, and two of the painted bench panels. Browse around the Gallery clockwise starting with Coneheads (lead photo) to view the photos and pieces listed below.

View the online interactive map to locate each bench and learn about its artist and concepts behind the design.

Artist: Jeff Lee
Location of bench: Millbrook Shopping Center

L.O.V.E. All Over
Artist: Gloria I Rivera
Location of bench: Milwaukee/Harts

Rockin’ Niles
Artist: Jeff Anderson
Location of bench: Greenwood/Gregory

Lucky Monarch
Artist: Janet N. Gonzalez
Location of bench: Harlem/Dempster

Drying Roses
Artist: Victoria Elizabeth
Location of bench: Golf/Western

Galaxy So Close You Can Touch it!
Artist: Debi Gajewski

Location of bench: Dempster/Shermer

Harmony of a Village
Artist: Michael A. Abcede
Location of bench: Village Hall Entrance

Artist: Kirstin R. Scott
Location of bench: Milwaukee/Ballard

Niles Outlook
Artist: John Beck
Location of bench: Outside of Niles-Maine Library District

A Starry Night in Niles
Artist: David Rzany
Location of bench: 8700 W. Dempster

Space Swim
Artist:  Mallory Rentsch
Location of bench: 9301 Milwaukee

Grow with Us
Artist: Carol Luc
Location of bench: 9210 Milwaukee

Artist: Bogumila Grabarkiewicz
Location of bench: NMDL Franklin Gallery

Artist: Bogumila Grabarkiewicz
Location of bench: 6250 Touhy

Village of a Future Community
Artist: Michael A. Abcede
Location of bench: NMDL Franklin Gallery

Interested in Displaying Your Artwork?

Artists interested in exhibiting their artwork in the Library's 3rd Floor Franklin Gallery should contact Diane Winberg at 847-663-1234.