Arts and Culture as a Catalyst in Slavic Village
Monday, September 17, 2018
9:00am - 11:00am
Bonda Room, UR 254
Levin College of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University
1717 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
About this Event
Join representatives from Slavic Village Development as they share how they have turned to arts and culture to revitalize the neighborhood and transform vacant houses on neighborhood streets as innovative art installations. Rooms to Let seeks to re-envision one of Cleveland’s most diverse and authentic neighborhoods, as it strives to illuminate a community in the midst of recovery. Dozens of artists and makers create works in vacant homes and vacant lots that are slated for demolition. Neighboring homeowners are also given assistance with basic curb appeal and home repairs while targeted areas are cleaned and beautified.
Rooms To Let is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, and in partnership with the Cuyahoga Land Bank, Neighborhood Connections, Third Federal Savings & Loan, and Enterprise Community Partners.
SVD is also working with the Better Block Foundation and the Slavic Village Community to develop a series of interventions tied to the Rooms to Let program that will reimagine public spaces in the community and address some of the issues the community.
Slavic Village Development is the non-profit neighborhood redevelopment organization serving the Slavic Village neighborhood of Cleveland with over 35 years of experience in community development.