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The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) unveiled a permanent art installation  at Davis Park, located at 320 South Wyman Street in downtown Rockford. Vibrant 4-foot tall aluminum “ROCKFORD” letters adorn the north lawn of the park, near the corner of S. Wyman and Chestnut Streets. The letters were created under the direction of the RACVB as part of the team’s commitment to placemaking and public beautification. 

RACVB  teamed up with Embassy Suites by Hilton Rockford Riverfront to offer a Rockford-themed Staycation photo contest for residents and visitors to participate in, with the winner receiving a prize package including a one-night hotel stay at the Embassy Suites valued at $179 and a $100 gift certificate to the hotel’s The Top restaurant


CRE8IV (pronounced "Creative") is a community-building, public art program and is part of the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) placemaking and beautification efforts. CRE8IV arts projects include professional murals and sculptures designed to enrich the region and provide access to art for our residents and visitors.

Zoom Virtual Mural Backgrounds

Download custom Zoom virtual backgrounds for your zoom meetings featuring some of the downtown murals painted during the 2019 CRE8IV Mural Festival!

Downtown Rockford mural Download Mural 1 
(Artist - Jenny Roesel Ustick & Atalie Gagnet)
Downtown Rockford mural

Download Mural 2
(Artist - Molly Z)

Downtown Rockford mural Download Mural 3
(Artist - Corey Barksdale)
Downtown Rockford mural

Download Mural 4
(Artist - Jenny Mathews)

Rock River Public Art Walk

Enjoy viewing an impressive collection of public art while getting the benefits of refreshing outdoor exercise by taking the two-mile self-guided Art walk along the Rock River that launches from Nicholas Conservatory.

CLICK HERE to download a Rockford Park District map of other public works of art in Rockford.

We hope you share your photos of the sculptures using #gorockford on social media!