DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — As Airbnb’s becomes more popular across the Commonwealth, Danville is taking the competition to the next step.

The City of Danville hosted its ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new art-themed Airbnb project, Vanatage Arts Flats on Craghead Street. The project features nine apartments that are similar to lodges. The building comes with an art studio and an art-themed outdoor space that will eventually connect to the city park.

In partnership with its Art In Residency program, three artists will spend eight weeks in Danville, exploring their creativity. The first artist, Joah Harrison from Sacramento, California, is already on site.

In connection with the program, the city is now part of the Cracking Art major exhibitions in the U.S. along with New York City, San Francisco, and Miami. Cracking Art is an Italian-based art company, which began as a movement in 1993. With the intention to radically change the history of art through social and environmental commitment, the company has held three major exhibitions across the U.S.

The city of Danville joins the major art exhibition with a total of nine sculptures at Vantage Arts Flats. Five will be in permanent locations and four will rotate throughout the property. Its feature piece is now a large red elephant that sits in the center.

For available dates and prices check the Airbnb website.