“Bliss Lane” Fighting Blight
Once the alleys of Bliss Street (Van Dyke to Kempa) were used for garbage pickup but when curbside pickup became routine, the alleys, through years of neglect became overgrown and blighted. Today, that blight has been removed through ongoing clean up and painting of art murals on the garages. Aptly, with this transformation, the alleys have now been renamed as: “Bliss Lane”.
Many thanks to: “the Residents”, S.A.Y. staff and volunteers which included Joel Osteen and his City of Hope Tour volunteers who not only cleaned Bliss Lane but also pitched in to paint the some of the garage murals. Others who aided “Bliss Lane” were: Restore NED, Ascension St. John Providence Health & Safety program, Nortown CDC, Mike Love (Art Coordinator), Annie Gough (Challenge Detroit), Artplace America Foundation, artist Joseph Hurd, LISC, and Black Family Development.