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Explore Local Art at Freak Alley

No trip to Boise is complete without a visit to Freak Alley. It’s the Northwest’s largest open-air mural gallery. Tons of local artists contributed to this feast for the senses.

Freak Alley started in 2002. Local artist Colby Akers created a drawing on what was formerly Moon’s Café back-alley doorway. Today the murals and graffiti-inspired artwork extend throughout the entire alley and into the nearby gravel parking lot.

Like any great gallery, Freak Alley’s art is always changing. New works are added every year. Each summer the city holds a large painting event where artists and community members come together to watch Freak Alley transform.

Hundreds of artists, volunteers and community members have helped make Freak Alley a reality. Freak Alley relies solely on donations and volunteers to operate its indoor and outdoor facility. They welcome anyone and everyone to participate.

Freak Alley is located between 8th and 9th streets and Bannock and Idaho in downtown Boise.

Learn more about Freak Alley here. You can also submit to be a Freak Alley artist at the same link.