CRE8IV mural festival

CRE8IV: transformational ART

Mark you calendars!
May 15 - 19, 2019

CRE8IV (pronounced "Creative") is a community-building, arts-infused event. Over the course of the festival, eight lead artists will work with teams of artists to create eight large-scale murals in Rockford's central city. Each day the festival includes a free-to-attend Block pARTy at one of the mural locations.

Meet the Artists

Block pARTY Events

The festival is produced by RACVB and made possible by a matching grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce, Office of Tourism and in partnership of Painters District Council No. 30, Local 607. In order to fully match the grant and hire all eight artists, RACVB is working to secure match funding through sponsorship of the festival and each mural. Businesses, organizations and individuals interested in sponsoring the festival or a specific mural are invited to contact Martesha Brown, RACVB Director of Advancement, at 815.489.1655 or