Poetry Out LoudFebruary
- Regional poetry recitation by highschool students; hosted by the Arts Council. Regional qualifiers are decided and sent to the state level.
Spring Studio TourApril
- Tour of regional artist studios, hosted by the Arts Council, and attended by the public. Map with studio location and medium description provided.
Downtown Art SafariJune
- Downtown Rockford artists and venues open their doors for an indoor/outdoor art walk; there is an animal cleverly disguised at each location; participants who gather photos of animals at all locations are put into an artist-gift basket drawing.
- Regional artists–visual, performance, musical–provide a day-long festival showcasing their arts through live performances, busking, and interactive art instruction. Artist tents and food trucks are available for the purchase of goods.
Fall Art CrawlOctober
- Regional art galleries, restaurants, and businesses open their doors to host local artists work on their walls. Artists are present at the venues and their art is for purchase.
Rockford Area Arts AwardsTBA
- Rockford celebrates a year-in-review with awardees in various categories. The Rockford Art Scene is showcased and it is live-streamed to our community.