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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

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


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


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


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!