Rooms to Let: CLE

Rooms to Let: CLE

From houses to our historical commercial district; uplifting our neighborhood through art.

Traditionally set in vacant houses set for demolition, Rooms To Let: CLE is using 2021 to transform storefront spaces in the historic Broadway E 55th intersection! Working with local artists and business owners the project will use adapted temporary and semi-permanent art installations to beautify retail storefronts and grass lots.

On July 10-11th from 12pm-6pm visitors can walk Slavic Village to view outdoor visual and performance works of art from over 50 artists led by talented curator groups; the Visit Arts CollectiveDana Depew, and Cleveland Print Room.  

We encourage visitors to stop by the event hub at the 5620 Broadway Ave to pick up a map and shop the Artist Market featuring local makers, bakers and more.  

Additionally, preceding the event, artists, community members, and volunteers will come together for beautification street clean-ups around the Broadway & E 55th intersection. Artists interested in transforming storefront and lot spaces will be selected by the curators through an open call for artists process.  

Rooms to Let: CLE offers a unique opportunity for the participating artists 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. 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. 

OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS:

Artists interested in transforming spaces will be selected by curators- the Visit Arts Collective, Dana Depew, and Cleveland Print 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.

DUE WEDNESDAY MAY 12TH

ARTIST MARKET APPLICATION:

Every year Rooms To Let: CLE draws visitors and neighbors to witness immersive vacant house installations in Slavic Village. On July 10-11th we will be welcoming 3,000+ visitors to the neighborhood to explore storefront and outdoor installations. We are inviting artists and hand craft vendors to sell their goods at the Artist Market. We are searching for vendors to join us both days and hope you can!

DUE FRIDAY MAY 21ST

APPLY HERE ONLINE

Support:

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 Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, and in partnership with Garden Walk Cleveland,  Broadway School of Music and the Arts and The Sculpture Center’s Crossroads project.