Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Rooms to Let: Cleveland Block Party 5.17, 1–6PM

Developers in Slavic Village are encouraging the creative process with Rooms to Let: Cleveland (RTL). Local artists living in Slavic Village have been given a vacant house to decorate and/or curate as they see fit. Participating artist-curators include Barbary Bachtell, Director of Broadway School of Music & the Arts, Westleigh Harper and Michael Horton of MAKER Design Studio and local painter Scott Pickering (all of whom live in Slavic Village). Over two dozen local artists will be participaiting – including Justin Brennan, Jeff Chiplis, Dan Corrigan, Sean Kelly, Loren Naji, Cynthia Penter, Liz Maugins and  more.

In total, more than 30 artists will participate. RTL homes include 6626 Forman Avenue, 6801 Forman Avenue and 6818 Fleet Avenue.

THE DAY'S EVENTS include the debut of two exhibitions at two of the neighborhood’s new galleries. Just a Glimpse Gallery (3722 e.65th Street) will host a group show of local artists’ work, and Elevate Gallery (3675 e.65th Street) will debut an art installation by local artist James Jenkins; in addition to an art market, crafts for kids and food for purchase. The walking tour and block party will go from 1–6PM. The Lavender Garden will host the official block party with an interactive art project, live music and food merchants.

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