On Saturday, May 20th and Sunday, May 21st, thousands of people gathered in Slavic Village for the fourth installation of Rooms To Let: CLE. The event, presented by Slavic Village Development Corporation, temporarily transforms vacant homes – all of which are slated for demolition – into showcases for creative works of art.
More than 100 artists took part this year, transforming the interiors and exteriors of three abandoned homes on Lansing, Gertrude and Hosmer Avenues into temporary art installations. The event also included live music, local food vendors, an artisan market and performance art.
The Cuyahoga Land Bank makes this possible by identifying these vacant homes several months in advance of the event.
“The Cuyahoga Land Bank has been crucial to this event’s success,” says Andrew Kinney, Community Outreach & Marketing Manager at Slavic Village Development Corporation. “With its generosity and support we are able to identify suitable properties, gain the right to use them, and plan the event months in advance. This partnership helps highlight the neighborhood, and bring residents and former residents together for a wonderful and nostalgic experience.”
“This event gets bigger and better every year,” said Gus Frangos, President and General Counsel for the Cuyahoga Land Bank. “These artists create unique expressions of art and the event brings together the local community to experience their creativity.”