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Sep 13 / Andrew Moser

Dally in the Alley

By Ashton Lewandowski

Every September after classes have started an event happens near campus called Dally in the Alley. Originally, Dally was a block party held in the 70’s and was started as a way to block demolition plans. Now, 40 years later, it has evolved into something much more. Dally allows for artistic expression to be showcased. Local bands play on several stages set up near the Cass Corridor, artists decorate anything they can find, vendors come in with clothing, jewelry, and art, and performance artists set up to show what they’re made of. Thousands of students, neighbors, and visitors all come together to celebrate at Dally. Together they help to show that the Cass Corridor’s spirit is still going strong and that there is no better place to celebrate the uniqueness of the individual than in Detroit.