8 to CREATE, a Registered Student Organization at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was started in April 2014. 8 to CREATE is a non-profit organization. Any money raised goes right back into the show for the next year.

8 to CREATE is an art event in which 8 artists have 8 hours to create 8 artworks.

The event is open to the public to observe, engage, and participate in the creative process. All artwork is temporary; no artwork is sold. 8 to CREATE is a non-profit organization.

The primary goal of 8 to CREATE is to provide an opportunity for students to gain professional art and design experience and to engage in the Champaign-Urbana community.
Our inaugural live-drawing event was on March 14, 2015. Our goal back then our goal for 8 to CREATE was to become an annual event in Champaign-Urbana. Since then 8 to CREATE has been able to host 2 more successful events.

Our 5th annual event is on March 30th, 2019 from 10am-6pm at the Link Gallery which is located between the entrance of the School of Art + Design and the Krannert Art Museum.

Learn more by reading our mission statement and meet our committee members.