Come Up To My Room at the Gladstone

Every year the Gladstone Hotel hosts Come Up To My Room, a design event where artists are invited to take over rooms and halls of the historic hotel with art installations.

The Gladstone has a long history in supporting artists with this annual event, an artist in residency programs, and have unique rooms designed by artist.

This year’s highlights I really enjoyed Patrick Li’s Fortune Room, where the artist saved discarded fortune cookie fortunes repurposed into wall art and a carpet of fortune.

Amanda Gresik‘s The Long Tedious Task of Waiting integrates the distilled sterility of clinical waiting rooms with the purity of hand-embroidered objects like tissues and forms.

It was great to see a whole room dedicated to The Oasis Skate Factory, a program that helps at-risk youth re-engage with school and earn high school credits through an initiative where they learn to design, build, brand, and market skateboards.


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