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Public Art

CRE8IV: TRANSFORMATIONAL ART 

CRE8IV: transformational ART highlighted eight lead artists who created nine large-scale murals in downtown Rockford. The 2019 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. Find a map of the murals here
 

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)

Rockford Sculpture Walk Biennial 2018 - 2020

Visit the downtown Rockford area to view the 13 unique sculptures on display as part of the Rockford Sculpture Walk Biennial through 2020.  

CLICK HERE to download a map of the sculpture locations

CLICK HERE for a list of artist biographies of the 13 sculptures
 

SCULPTURE ARTIST SIZE WEIGHT

urban moai figure
Urban Moai Figure

Andrew Arvenetes

(DeKalb, IL)

84" x 60" x 30" 750 lbs

heels over head
Heels Over Head

Paul Bobrowitz

(Colgate, WI)

85" x 43" x 24" 82 lbs

Crown Chakra
Crown Chakra

Gary Kulak

(Bloomfield Hills, MI)

18' x 40" x 40" 250 lbs

the generosity of creativity
The Generosity of Creativity

Teresa Lind

(Chilton, WI)

54" x 38" x 38" 500 lbs

angles shadows II
Angles Shadows II

Bill McGrath

(Batavia, IL)

72" x 20" x 72" 700 lbs

flappers
Flappers

Ruth Aizuss Migdal

(Chicago, IL)

12' x 13' x 8' 4,500 lbs

Triangle Column
Triangle Column

Christopher Newman

(Chicago, IL)

12' x 2' 9" x 2' 7.5" 750 lbs

high flight
High Flight

Christopher Newman

(Chicago, IL)

13' x 2.5' x 3' 250 lbs

two cubes
Two Cubes

Christopher Newman

(Chicago, IL)

9' x 12' x 12' 450 lbs

the glorious ascent
The Glorious Ascent

Bruce Niemi

(Kenosha, WI)

10' x 4' x 3.6' 750 lbs

suzi's garden series
Suzi's Garden Series

Bruce Niemi

(Kenosha, WI)

9.5' x 8' x 3' 450 lbs

tall ship II
Tall Ship II

Bruce Niemi

(Kenosha, WI)

17' x 11' x 7' 1,200 lbs

focus
Focus

Ben Pierce

(Cape Girardeau, MO)

8' x 3' x 3' 450 lbs

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!