Rooms to Let: CLE

Rooms to Let: CLE

Rooms To Let: CLE in Slavic Village

Rooms to Let: CLE has been working for years to transform 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 vacant homes slated for demolition.

In addition to touring the houses, guests can expect to explore vacant lot installations, experience live performance art and get crafty with hands on activities. Although, Rooms To Let: CLE only lasts for a weekend, 2019’s edition will feature a community art project that will be in place year round. 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. The project will be completed in late summer.


All artists are invited to apply FEBRUARY 2020.

Artists interested in transforming spaces in 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 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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