CRE8TIV Art Festival kicking off in Rockford

ROCKFORD (WREX) – Downtown Rockford is about to look a lot brighter thanks to the CRE8IV Transformational Art Mural Festival.

Over the course of the festival, eight lead artists will work with teams to create eight large scale murals.

Each day of the festival includes a block party at one of the mural locations.

There will be local food trucks, live music and a live mural painting by an artist from Denver.

“This festival is this week, but these murals are going to be here for years and years to come enlivening our downtown, enriching our lives, adding color,” said RACVB President John Groh.

The mural festival kicks off Wednesday, May 15 at 11 a.m. at the corner of south Church Street and west State Street.

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