Rooms to Let: CLE

Rooms to Let: CLE

Rooms To Let: CLE Returns to Slavic Village

On May 18th and 19th, Rooms to Let: CLE will initiate its sixth year transforming Slavic Village houses with innovative art installations. Led by Slavic Village Development, Rooms to Let: CLE seeks to illuminate one of Cleveland’s most diverse and authentic neighborhoods, as it strives to strengthen a community in the midst of recovery. Dozens of local artists and makers will create one-of-a-kind works in three vacant homes slated for demolition.

In addition to the three houses located on E 53rd and E 54th, guests can expect to explore vacant lot installations, live performance art and get crafty with hands on activities. Preceding the opening weekend, this year’s edition will feature a community art project where the Visit Arts Collective will be working with neighborhood students to create an outdoor installation at the Gertrude Arts Garden; a vacant lot revitalization project designed by the Slavic Village Artist Collective and the Gold Plum as an extension of Rooms To Let: CLE.


RTL CLE Artist Proposal Form

Artists interested in transforming spaces in three vacant homes in Slavic Village will be selected by curators the Visit Arts Collective, Acerbic, and Shari Wilkins of the Cleveland Print Room to convert each house room by room. Rooms to Let: CLE 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, along with funding from the Minority Arts and Education Fund, Neighborhood Connections and in partnership with the Cuyahoga Land Bank.


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



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