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, CRE8IV has grown to include more than 30 projects with more to come in 2023!

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

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CRE8IV Murals and sculptures are 100% donor funded.  If you would like to make a donation to the CRE8IV: Transformational Art efforts, download a pledge card from the link below to fill out and return to the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Click here to download the pledge card.

2023 CRE8IV Murals



2022 CRE8IV Murals




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)



Rockford CRE8IV Mural Festival Video 2019