Who Will Be Painting Rockford’s New Downtown Murals?
We learned where the new murals will be but who are the artists making it happen? You might recognize two of them.
So we now know the eight locations that will be getting murals and they each will be in downtown Rockford. We also know who will be behind these massive works of art. Two of the artists already have masterpieces in Rockford.
Rockford's very own Libby Frost will be creating artwork on the underpass of Jefferson Street Bridge on Madison Street. Libby also created the mural on E. State Street Bridge near the Joe Marino statue.
Another artist down the street from Rockford is artist Brett Whitacre from Sycamore. You've probably seen some of his artwork, too, because he did this for Beef-a-Roo...
and this for Rockford's newest food truck, Disco Chicken.
Here's the full list of mural locations and artists, courtesy of WTVO.
Lucette Holistic Salon and Boutique, 508 E. State Street
Artist: Molly Z, Chicago
The Symbols, 316 W. State Street
Artist: Yulia Avgustinovich, Denver
Wired Café Alley, 416 E. State Street
Artist: Jenny M. Mathews, Rockford
Lower Jefferson Street (under bridge approach on east side of Rock River), 299 N. Madison Street
Artists: Lisa Frost and Libbie Frost, Rockford
Rockford Orthopedic Appliance, 422 E. State Street
Artist: Chris Silva, Chicago
Urban Equities, 114 N. First Street (visible from 324 E. State. Street)
Artist: Corey Barksdale, Atlanta
Makers Space, 203 N. Church Street
Artist: Brett Whitacre, Sycamore
Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau announced the murals will be painted during a festival called CRE8IV: transformational ART, happening May 15 – 19. Each day will be a block party with food trucks, DJs, and more.