Join the The Tool Library and our community partners for close to a dozen service events across University District this fall! Whether it’s tree planting, garden tending, street cleaning, or some light leaf blowing, there’s a way for you to get...
Bailey Fights Blight
Bailey Fights Blight is a community-based project working to improve public spaces and re-imagine vacant or underutilized properties on Bailey Avenue. Through community cleanups, guerilla gardening, and public art, Bailey Fights Blight is helping to redevelop one of Buffalo’s major East Side commercial corridors.
Bailey Fights Blight is committed to fostering an inclusive and participatory process. Have an idea or suggestion for improvement? Let us know!
Join us for a Mural Celebration on September 30, 2017!
A cleanup and tulip planting will take place on Bailey Avenue from 10AM-Noon, with the celebration to follow from Noon-4PM.
Join the Tool Library, artists Edreys Wajed, Nicholas Miller, and Christopher Kameck, residents, students, and business owners as we debut two new murals at the corners of Bailey Avenue at East Amherst Street.
Free food, music, art, and fun for the whole family as well as raffles and an auction of original artwork to help fundraise for next year’s murals.
BAILEY FIGHTS BLIGHT BY THE NUMBERS
40% Decrease in Blighted Buildings
20 Service Events
1,760 Volunteer Hours
*Based on value of volunteer time and material costs (paint, rollers, brushes, mulch, etc.)
NEWS & UPDATES
The Tool Library is teaming up with GOBike Buffalo to bring tactical urbanism to Bailey Avenue! What is tactical urbanism you ask? Tactical Urbanism is all about action. This approach refers to a city, organizational, and/or citizen-led approach to...
Project Partners: Bailey Avenue Business Association, Buffalo Promise Neighborhood, Junior League of Buffalo, Team Razor Wire, UB Office of Community Relations, University District Community Development Association, University Heights Collaborative, University District Block Club Coalition, University Heights Tool Library
Bailey Fights Blight is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered by Arts Service Initiative of Western New York