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 43 projects with more to come in 2024.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
Click here to submit an application entry for CRE8IV Mural Program 2024.
CALL FOR SCULPTURE BIENNIAL
Click here to submit an application entry for 2024-2026 Sculpture Biennial.
CALL FOR CRE8IV MURAL FESTIVAL PERFORMERS
If you are interested in being a performer for the 2024 CRE8IV Festival applications can be found here.
Wonder what it takes for a wall to be selected? How our artists are chosen? Find out here!
CALL FOR CRE8IV MURAL FESTIVAL VENDORS
Click here to apply to be a vendor for the 2024 CRE8IV Festival.
DONATE TO CRE8IV!
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.
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