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8/2/2018 PHOTOS: Inside the colorful catharsis of Rooms To Let 2018

Artist Scott Pickering room at Rooms To Let 2018

BOB PERKOSKI | TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018

PHOTOS: Inside the colorful catharsis


of Rooms To Let 2018

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8/2/2018 PHOTOS: Inside the colorful catharsis of Rooms To Let 2018

Bob Per

Former FreshWater editor Erin O'Brien may have put it best when she said that Rooms to
Let "is not dancing on a grave. It's leaving owers on it." Held last weekend, this thought-
provoking annual event enlists local artists to transform houses slated for demolition into
meaningful, active art installations. Each year, Rooms to Let takes place in Slavic Village
(which Cleveland.com called "Ground Zero" for the foreclosure crisis). Take a deeper look into
this evocative effort with Bob Perkoski's pictures taken on-site.

Read more articles by Bob Perkoski.
In addition to his work for Fresh Water, Bob Perkoski is the o cial photographer for Le Femme
Mystique Burlesque and also designed Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology as well as
Balanced Living magazine (through 2008). His substantial portfolio includes news coverage,
portraiture, commercial imagery and ne art. Perkoski's rst solo show, These Walks of Life
premiered in December 2016 in Negative Space Gallery. Visit Perkoski Photography for complete pro le
information.   Originally from Conneaut, Ohio, Perkoski now calls the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood
home. He has been Fresh Water's managing photographer since the publication's September 2010
inception.   

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8/2/2018 PHOTOS: Inside the colorful catharsis of Rooms To Let 2018
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