Rooms To Let: CLE transforms E. 54th Street in Slavic Village for a third year. Led by Slavic Village Development, Rooms to Let seeks to 're-envision' a diverse and authentic Cleveland neighborhood and its passionate community while in the midst of recovery. Dozens of artists and makers will create works in vacant homes-- some of which are slated for demolition as well as in those that will be rehabilitated.
On Saturday, May 21st at 6PM, neighbors and visitors are invited to a community meet & greet at 5324 Fleet Ave. with RTL artists to share feedback and reflections about RTL.
New this year, a maker’s house will be the setting for “makers” and “tinkerers” who will help visitors create their own works using 3-D printing, CNC tooling, metalworking, woodworking, cooking, baking, clothing and coding. Hands-on art activities sponsored by Broadway School of Music and the Arts (build and decorate your dream house in miniature with artist Hector Castellanos) and Zygote Press Mobile Press, PLAN of NE Ohio and Augustus Turner, member artist of Kings & Queens of Art.
Pick up a map at 5324 Fleet Avenue and enjoy snacks from Saucisson, a beer garden sponsored by Platform Beer Co. and music sponsored by Agumboot Arts!
Curators of the event include: Dana DePew (artist), Sai Sinbondit (Designer at Bialosky + Partners Architects), Amy Krusinski Sinbondit (ceramics/sculpture), Scott Pickering (artist) and Chris Webb (artist).
Artists include: Jeffrey Chiplis, Ron Copeland, Dana Depew, Rick Ferris, Eli Gfell, Keith Graham, Jake Hochendoner, Kara Isabella, Jonah Jacobs, Charles Kiss, Robin Latkovich, Christine Mauersberger, Liz Maugans, Ella Medicus, Loren Naji, Rian Brown-Orso, Kristina Paabus, Cindy Penter, Scott Pickering, Nancy Prudic, Edward Raffel, Rebecca Rinaldi, Marc Spangenberg, Grace Summanen, Paul Sydorenko, Anna Tararova, Annette Yoho Feltes, Hector Castellanos-Lara, Roni Callahan, April Bleakley, Danielle Moorer, Latecia Wilson, Sampson Smiley, Latoya Webb, Stephanie Kluk, Melinda Placko, Rebekah Wilhelm, Jeannie Oakar, Michael Gill, teens from joint Broadway School of Music & the Arts/University Settlement after-school arts class at Washington Park Horticulture Center (under direction of artist Claudio Orso).
Maker Artists include: Catherine Butler, Kate Snow, Martha Lattie, Helen & Dot Von Schneider, Valerie Grossman, Peter Debelak, Anastasial Sobvola, Makenzie Tigert, Jeremy Smith, We Can Code It, Jason Radcliffe, Laura Cooperman, thinkBox, Amy Sinbondit, Sai Sinbondit.
Other art activities happening in Slavic Village over the weekend: In conjunction with RTL at Elevate Gallery at 3675 E. 65th will feature artists Patsy Kline, Anna Arnold, and Johnny Perkins. Celtic fusion band Mud in Yer Eye will be performing outdoors with clogging demonstrations. Hands-on crafts for kids.
On Sunday, May 22nd at the Polish American Cultural Center will host an Art Show at 6501 Lansing Ave from 10am to 3pm and will feature local artists and craftspeople along with delicious homemade ethnic foods prepared by the club members. Lunch is available from 11am – 2pm. Admission to the Art Show is free.