Rooms to Let: CLE

Rooms to Let: CLE

Rooms To Let: CLE will return to Slavic Village this Summer 2018.  July 28-29th!

 

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

Saturday and Sunday July 28-29 12pm-5pm!

On July 28th and 29st, 2018 the next generation of Rooms To Let: CLE will transform vacant houses on three neighborhood streets as the innovative installation returns to Slavic Village for a fifth consecutive year. Led by Slavic Village Development, Rooms to Let seeks to re-envision one of Cleveland’s most diverse and authentic neighborhoods, as it strives to illuminate a community in the midst of recovery. Dozens of artists and makers will create works in vacant homes and vacant lots—the homes are slated for demolition. The event will also feature live music as well as interactive and performance art.

This year  vacant lots will be transformed with art installations and create the setting for hands-on activities. Additionally preceding the event artists, community members, and volunteers will come together for a Rooms to Let clean-up and fix-a-thon. Neighboring homeowners will be given assistance with basic curb appeal and home repairs and the event area will be cleaned and beautified. Efforts to embrace the surrounding community through the fix-a-thon as well as a day of block party picnic that will include food, drinks, and activities for residents.

Artists interested in transforming spaces in three vacant homes in Slavic Village were selected by curators after an open call for artists. Curators this year include Dana DePew (artist), Scott Pickering (artist, resident), and Visit Arts Collective (artist collective) the curators will guide the transformations of properties at TBD locations.

Artists participating this year include the following: Dana Depew, Scott Pickering, The Visit Arts Collective, Gina Washington, Chester Hopkins-Bey, Broadway School of Music and Arts, Liz Maugans, Zygote Press, and Soulcraft. An Open Call for Artists is now taking place. If you would like to be involved please complete the application HERE and submit it by May 18, 2018.

Rooms To Let: CLE is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. And in partnership with the Cuyahoga Land Bank, Neighborhood Connections, Third Federal Savings & Loan, and Enterprise Community Partners. Additional Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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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Download the RTL Artist Application