Right now is a really fun and exciting time to be living in Rockford. There are so many groups, organizations, business owners and individuals who want to make this community more safe, fun, unique and exciting.

With a new sports complex, shops and restaurants and so much more coming to downtown, it's safe to say that Rockford is truly a diamond in the rough. Even the smallest additions to downtown have made the forest city a brighter; happier place to live.

First there were statues, then came the chalk wall, and now, rain art. According to WIFR, the RACVB has installed it all over the city. To create it, stencils are laid on the sidewalk and then sprayed with a super hydrophobic liquid that makes the concrete waterproof, so when it rains, the artwork will appear; and it's the only time it will. The sidewalk must be wet for you to see it.


There's a total of 12 locations where you can see these masterpieces and they are:

Riverfront Museum Park – 711 North Main Street
Coronado Performing Arts Center – 314 North Main Street
Rockford Public Library – 215 North Wyman Street
Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau – 102 North Main Street
Esplanade – West riverbank off West State Street
State Street Bridge
Rockford City Market Entrance – 124 North Water Street
BMO Harris Bank Center – 300 Elm Street
UW Health Sports Factory – 305 South Madison Street
Eddie Greene Park – Corner of State and First Streets
Rockford City Hall – 425 East State Street
Katie’s Cup – 502 7th Street