Rooms To Let: CLE Returns to Slavic Village for a Third Year

Rooms to Let 2015 in Slavic Village - Photo © Bob Perkoski,

Rooms to Let 2015 in Slavic Village – Photo © Bob Perkoski,

On May 21st and 22nd, 2016 the next generation of Rooms To Let: CLE will transform a neighborhood street as the innovative installation returns to Slavic Village for a third year.  Led by Slavic Village Development, Rooms to Let seeks to re-invision one of Cleveland’s most diverse and authentic neighborhoods, as it strives to a illuminate a community in the midst of recovery. Dozens of artists and makers will create works in vacant homes — some slated for demolition, and others for rehabilitation.  The event will also feature live music as well as interactive and performance art.

This year, a maker’s house will be the setting for “makers” and “tinkerers” who will help visitors create their own works using 3-D printing, CNC tooling, metalworking, woodworking, cooking, baking, clothing and coding. Works and practices that have a strong focus on using and learning skills and applying them to reference designs will be prioritized.

Artists interested in transforming spaces in three vacant homes in Slavic Village will be selected by curators, Dana DePew (artist), Sai Sinbondit (Designer at Bialosky + Partners Architects), Amy Krusinski Sinbondit (ceramics/sculpture), and Scott Pickering (artist).
 Curator Dana Depew, a 2016 CPAC Creative Workforce Fellow, commented “I look forward and am extremely excited to participate once again in this project.   Rooms to Let: CLE offers the unique opportunity to utilize a vacant home that has a date with the wrecking ball as a non traditional exhibition space. The participating artists and curators enact their vision in order to give these spaces a proper eulogy.”

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 non-profit neighborhood redevelopment organization serving the Slavic Village neighborhood of Cleveland with over 35 years of experience in community development.


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216.429.1182, ext. 102