Artists paint on walls, floors and ceilings of vacant homes in Cleveland's Slavic Village

Artists turn condemned homes into work of art
Published: May. 20, 2017 at 9:51 PM EDT|Updated: May. 20, 2017 at 10:26 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Three vacant houses in Cleveland's Slavic Village neighborhood, scheduled for demolition, were given one last moment in the sun this weekend by Rooms to Let: CLE. In its fourth year, Rooms to Let takes eyesores and turns them into art. Curators chose more than 100 local artists to turn the rooms, grounds and exteriors of the abandoned houses into canvases for their work.

The installations range from graffiti on walls to mobiles, painting, light shows, fountains, kinetic sculptures, performance art, and collages. Admission is free once you sign a waiver (you are going into condemned houses) and get a wristband. The festival is open from noon - 5 p.m. Sunday, May 21 and check-in is in the park at E. 65th and Hosmer Avenue in Slavic Village. There's also food and music at the site, which is within a few blocks of the three art houses.

The event is led by Slavic Village Development and supported by an arts grant from Cuyahoga County and other sponsorship partners: Cuyahoga Land Bank, Agumboot Arts, SecureView and CoverMyMeds.

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