See the Street Art in Freak Alley in Boise, Idaho

I was peacefully walking along the streets of downtown Boise when I caught a lazy bear wearing a golden crown staring me in the face. What do you want? Then, a big bellied patriotic man smoking a pipe and wearing red & white striped pants crossed my path.

Where am I? The answer was Idaho’s whimsical Freak Alley.
Freak Alley Street Art in Boise, Idaho
Freak Alley Street Art in Boise, Idaho

Boise’s Freak Alley began over ten years ago when a local artist painted the inside of an alley doorway.

Today, the outdoor gallery expands from the alley to the gravel parking lot and is an exhibition for local artists, as well as a few from different parts of the United States.
Freak Alley Street Art in Boise, Idaho
Freak Alley Street Art in Boise, Idaho

I had seen previously seen some incredibly street art displays while walking down Toronto’s Graffiti Alley, throughout the streets of Barcelona, Istanbul and Paris.

Don’t count Boise out of the running for artistic street art, you’ll be surprised by the showcase of talent.Freak Alley Street Art in Boise, IdahoFreak Alley Street Art in Boise, Idaho

Heading to Boise? You can find this public art gallery, whose works include murals and graffiti, at Bannock between Eighth and Ninth streets. Freak Alley Street Art in Boise, Idaho   

2018-12-22T15:26:55+00:00August 8th, 2014|Categories: Idaho, North America, TRAVEL|Tags: , |


  1. Katie @ Second-Hand Hedgehog August 8, 2014 at 10:00 am - Reply

    Great post / photos. I love street art – when I was living in Melbourne, we used to regularly go for walks through the cities laneways, which have been totally taken over by artists. Not just painted on walls, doors and shutters – but I also saw an owl made out of tin cans and bottle tops, and flowers planted in hanging baskets made from cardboard and string. Oh, and lots and lots of shoes. I loved it! They were such great spaces to explore, especially as they were always changing.

    • Annette White August 8, 2014 at 3:22 pm - Reply

      Sounds like I need to do some street art exploring in Melbourne!

  2. Catherine August 10, 2014 at 11:13 am - Reply

    This place looks amazing – so much beautiful street art all in one place!

  3. Zoe @ Tales from over the Horizon August 11, 2014 at 6:30 am - Reply

    That art looks amazing, I’m constantly amazed at people’s talent.

  4. rebecca August 12, 2014 at 3:46 am - Reply

    I am a massive street art lover.. these are great

  5. Carrie August 21, 2014 at 5:35 am - Reply

    Wow! Those are really amazing.

  6. Franca August 22, 2014 at 2:11 am - Reply

    Lovely street art indeed, I’m always looking for some interesting places to explore for their street art scene, thanks! 🙂

  7. Charles McCool August 23, 2014 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Super cool and quirky. I have visited Boise but had no idea of this. Time for a return visit.

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