Nine murals are being painted in Rockford for the CRE8IV festival. The Illinois Dept. of Commerce Office of Tourism provided the $91,800 grant. The artists are: Yulia Avgustinovich, from Denver, CO, Brett Whitacre, from Sycamore, Jenny Roesel Ustick,, from Cincinnati, Corey Barksdale from Atlanta, Lisa and Libbie Frost, from Rockford, Jenny M. Mathews, from Rockford, Chris Silva, from Chicago, and Molly Z, from Chicago.
Source: Rockford Register Star, May 16, 2019