Rooms to Let: CLE Celebrates 5th Year of Ephemeral Art in Vacant Homes

On July 28 and 29, the next generation of Rooms to Let: CLE will kick off its fifth year of transforming Slavic Village houses with innovative art installations. Led by Slavic Village Development, Rooms to Let seeks to illuminate one of Cleveland’s most diverse and authentic neighborhoods, as it strives to strengthen a community in the midst of recovery with near limitless art. Dozens of local artists and makers will create one-of-a-kind works in vacant homes slated for demolition.

In addition to houses, vacant lots will be transformed with art installations to create the setting for hands-on activities, giving opportunities for attendees to construct their own art. Additionally, preceding the event artists, community members and volunteers will come together for a Rooms to Let street clean-up to further improve and beautify the neighborhood landscape.

Artists interested in transforming spaces in three vacant homes in Slavic Village will be selected by three curators to convert each house room by room. Rooms to Let offers a unique opportunity for the participating artists and curators to interact with the community, bringing beauty and dialogue around the effects of the foreclosure crisis and how a neighborhood can positively evolve in the aftermath.

Rooms to Let: CLE is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

Slavic Village Development is the nonprofit neighborhood redevelopment organization serving the Slavic Village neighborhood of Cleveland with over 35 years of experience in community development.

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