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.