Freak Alley 2018 { 206 images } Created 13 Sep 2018

Freak Alley Gallery eight annual mural event in downtown Boise, Idaho. The week long event (August 4-11, 2019) provided an "art-in-motion" experience as it welcomed the public to watch artists work on their murals.

Freak Alley is a “notable venue” for murals, graffiti and public art located in an alley in downtown Boise. It is said to be the largest outdoor gallery in the Northwest, and has been a Boise institution since 2002. It began with a painting of a single alley doorway and now extends from the alley itself to gravel parking lot.

Freak Alley was established by Colby Akers, Freak Alley Gallery. According to an article from the Arbiter, Akers fell into the project by originally having the opportunity to paint the side of the Moon’s Cafe on the far side of what is now the completed alley. Many neighboring businesses saw this and wanted him to continue his work farther into the space to cover the back of their building.

Extant murals painted over and replaced by new murals (or incorporated into them) every few years.
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