Artists will transform vacant Slavic Village houses in second-annual ‘Rooms to Let’ exhibition (cleveland.com)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Following its success in 2014, the “Rooms to Let: Cleveland” exhibition is returning to the Broadway Slavic Village neighborhood Saturday and Sunday.

Organized by Slavic Village Development, the show aims to promote public debate over vacancy and the struggles of city neighborhoods in the wake of the foreclosure crisis and the 2008-09 recession.

Some 40 visual and performance artists have been invited by a team of curators to use vacant houses scheduled for demolition as a palette for temporary installations.

The event, free and open to the public, will also feature hands-on art activities sponsored by the Broadway School of Music and the Arts and Zygote Press Mobile Press, plus live music performed by ensembles including the Cleveland Orchestra.

Hours for the event are 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Event maps will be available at 7019 Fullerton Ave., at the corner of East 71st Street and Fullerton.

Curators for the event include Sai Sinbondit, a designer at Bialosky+Partner Architects and a faculty member at the Cleveland Institute of Art; Amy Krusinski Sinbondit, a ceramics/sculpture artist and adjunct faculty member at the art institute; artists Dana Depew and Scott Pickering; Rian Brown, a filmmaker, video artist and associate professor at Oberlin College; and Rebecca Cross, a textile artist and adjunct professor at Kent State University.

Commenting on the show in a news release, Depew said: “Participating artists and curators enact their vision in order to give these spaces a proper eulogy.”

Participating artists include Mona Gazala, Megan Louise Pitcher, Tina Ripley, Meg Matko, Kelsey Moulton, Megan Elk, Mallorie Freeman, Lauren Sammon, Loren Naji, Jeffry Chiplis, Paul Sydorenko and Jose Carlos Texiera.

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