Freak Alley, Boise

Freak Alley, Boise (must see)

Colby Akers made the first drawing on the back alley doorway of Moon's Cafe. That was in 2002, the beginning of Freak Alley, Boise, Idaho.

Colby was noticed as he worked. Other business people asked him to keep painting in the alley. As the years passed more art has been added to Colby Akers' original effort. There are some political themes expressed but for the most part the Alley is genuine Freak. So far over three hundred artists have left their compositions in Freak Alley.

There are a few pieces that stay on the walls. However, fresh art is added year by year. No matter what kind of visual art floats your boat, it may well be found in Freak Alley.

Freak alley thrives entirely through donations and volunteer labor. The alley reaches into an indoor gallery as well, good move in winter in Idaho.

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Freak Alley on Map

Sight Name: Freak Alley
Sight Location: Boise, USA (See walking tours in Boise)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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