Public art is a means of building community
Art in the Neighborhood
In Slavic Village public art has become a part of our identity! From the RotoFlora and Pixelating Morgana, to the Broadway Arch and the Savannah Birdhouses, the neighborhood offers a series of unique public art elements unlike any others in the area, particularly along the Morgana Run Trail.
The neighborhood’s vacancy has led to opportunities to re-envision spaces into artwork, particularly through Rooms To Let: CLE and re-use of vacant land.
E 49th Street/ Morgana Run Trail
At the Trailhead of E.49th St. and Morgana Run Trail stands the 35-foot tall sculpture known as RotoFlora by Jake Beckham was designed to look like an allium flower and is made up of bicycle rims atop a steel stem.
E 65th Street/ Gertrude Ave
This perennial garden hosts a 120′ art frame designed to accommodate multiple art mediums. In 2020 this sign was created and installed by The PastTimes with help from local business the Gold Plum.
Rooms To Let: CLE
Broadway 55th Historic District
Transitioning from vacant houses, this annual immersive art project reimagines storefront and outdoor spaces collaboratively with local artists in addition to cleanups, live music a market and more!
New piece on the block
New neighborhood resident, Terrence Hubbard, approached SVD about painting a basketball court mural in 2020 after receiving funding from SPACES. We were able to work with Terrence and the City of Cleveland to allow the court at Warsaw Park off Harvard Ave to take on a new visual appearance!
In fall of 2018 with support from Ohio & Erie Canalway and LAND Studio, Rust Belt Welders completed the 25′ tall Corten steel When Pyramid, towering over the trail as a part of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s newly constructed bio-retention basin project on Union Avenue. The colorful fiberglass pieces create vibrant reflections on a sunny day!