When: Sat., May 20 2017
Nearly a decade ago, Slavic Village was one of the most devastated areas in the country following the housing crisis of 2008. Now, it’s set to see major economic growth thanks to being selected by the investors of Chain Reaction. In an effort to continue the conversation around vacancy and the current state of Cleveland’s historic neighborhoods, Slavic Village Development presents its fourth annual Rooms to Let: CLE (RTL). The event originated in Columbus with a similar theme. RTL returns to Slavic Village from noon to 7 p.m. today and from noon to 5 p.m. tomorrow. This year’s event includes more than 100 art installations in vacant homes and lots on three streets in Slavic Village. Additionally, the weekend includes live music, as well as interactive and performance art. This year’s curators are Dana DePew, Loren Naji, Dott von Schneider and Omid Tavakoli, and the transformed homes are located at 6627 Lansing, 6808 Gertrude and 5804 Hosmer Avenue. The epicenter of this year’s event is the Polish American Cultural Center at 6501 Lansing Avenue, with an artisan market, live music, food, beverages and parking. Free. (Usmani) slavicvillage.org/roomstolet/.