Outdoor Art Gallery Sparks Creative Expression and Community Pride
Colorful street art comes to life every weekend in The Alley Project in Southwest Detroit. In the project's garage studio and alley gallery, professional artists, teens and neighbors have promoted their community's diverse culture and created an inviting artistic and social hub. Neighborhood pride is on the rise as artists, youth, homeowners and service providers work together to improve their corner of the world. TAP has been a strong voice on promoting street art as a way to empower youth. Their placemaking efforts even caught international attention, leading to a showcase of student art work on a European visit. Read more.
New CRC Study Shows Michigan's System of Funding Local Governments is Broken
The League released a media statement April 15 about a new report from the Citizens Research Council showing that state tax revenues increased by $1.2 billion from 2009 to 2012, while local tax revenues declined by $1.1 billion in the same time period. This is further proof that the state has balanced its budget at the expense of local communities. Read more.