CRE8IV: transformational ART

CRE8IV (pronounced "Creative") is a community-building, arts-infused event launched in 2019 as part of RACVB's placemaking and public art efforts designed to enhance the region for residents and visitors. In its first year, CRE8IV artists painted nine murals in downtown Rockford. (View the murals here.)

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Calling For Artists! 2022 CRE8IV 

CRE8IV Transformational Art works to encourage and enhance cultural life through public art by facilitation, recognition, and financial support of such. As part of the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB), the CRE8IV initiative is looking to produce murals throughout the Rockford, IL region. RACVB is soliciting artists with mural experience to produce large-scale works of art on exterior walls.

The murals will be placed throughout the Rockford, IL region. Each location will be selected based on its high visibility, overall wall condition and overall pedestrian traffic within the neighborhood. CRE8IV has curated 24 murals and 16 sculptures for the community so far.

Application Deadline is Midnight, April 1, 2022

For full details and application, click here.

How is a wall selected or artist chosen?

Wonder what it takes for a wall to be selected? How our artists are chosen? Find out here!

2021 CRE8IV Murals

After a one-year hiatus, the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) announced the return and expansion of CRE8IV: transformational ART. In the summer of 2021, artists transformed tired and dull walls into beautiful works of art in Rockford, Loves Park, Rockton and Pecatonica. (Click here to see the murals)

Sam Kirk Mural Timelapse

Stuk One Mural Timelapse