CRE8IV mural festival

CRE8IV: transformational ART

CRE8IV (pronounced "Creative") is a community-building, arts-infused event. Over the course of the festival in 2019, eight lead artists worked with teams of artists to create nine large-scale murals in Rockford's central city. Each day the festival also included a free-to-attend Block pARTy at one of the mural locations.

Meet the Artists

Completed Murals

Mural - Yulia Avgustinovich

Artist
Yulia Avgustinovich

Location
316 W. State Street

Mural - Yulia Avgustinovich

Artist
Yulia Avgustinovich

Location
320 S. Wyman Street

Mural - Corey Barksdale

Artist
Corey Barksdale

Location
114 N. 1st Street (visible from 324 E. State Street)

Mural - Lisa Libbie Frost

Artist
Lisa & Libbie Frost

Location
299 N. Madison Street

Mural - Jenny Mathews

Artist
Jenny Mathews

Location
416 E. State Street

Mural - Chris Silva

Artist
Chris Silva

Location
422 E. State Street

Mural - Jenny Ustick

Artist
Jenny Roesel Ustick & Atalie Gagnet

Location
211 E. State Street

Mural - Brett Whitacre

Artist
Brett Whitacre

Location
203 N. Church Street

Mural - Molly Z

Artist
Molly Z

Location
508 E. State Street

Kelsey Montague mural

Artist
Kelsey Montague

Location
331 E. State Street

 

Artist
Justus Roe

Location
542 N. Lyford Road

 

Artist
Justus Roe

Location
Near 6th Street & Chamberlain Street in downtown Rockford

The festival was 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 worked to secure match funding through sponsorship of the festival and each mural.