Apartments-Turned-Galleries Growing Trend

Bushwick building lobby features artwork
Bushwick building lobby features artwork

Is the kitty litterbox "art"? It might be mistaken as such if you turn your apartment into an art gallery. Or perhaps that charcoal drawing in the building lobby will entice renters.

Some landlords are trying to tap into the creative class market by selling the "artistic lifestyle," while wanna-be art curators are turning their rentals into ad hoc galleries.

As the housing markets change, so does the role of art. Two recent articles highlight distinct roles art is playing right now in apartment living.