When visiting Boise, Freak Alley is a must-see. Freak Alley is a fairly new addition to the downtown Boise, Idaho area, but has quickly become important to the public art in the city.

The alley is actually the largest outdoor art gallery in the Northwest, according to the Boise State Arbiter, and has grown quickly over the last few years. Freak Alley began as a doorway painting in 2002, but is now an actual location that is visited by plenty of locals and tourists.

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Freak Alley is located right in the middle of downtown, and near many bars or restaurants you should visit while in Boise. You can find it between 8th and 9th Streets, and West Bannock and West Idaho Streets on the other side.

Visiting Boise's Freak Alley: An entire block of public art [photos].

The art in Freak Alley includes murals, graffiti, and drawings, and is replaced every two years. It operates on donations and volunteers.

Freak Alley is an alley itself, but also winds in and out of the block and even includes a parking lot that takes it to the other side of the same building.