This gallery space is free and open to the public. You can stop by anytime and check out the beautiful artwork that’s been and is currently being created by a variety of local artists. Art Submissions are accepted year round.
The alley is currently under construction. New pavement is being installed, so please obey posted signs for safety. We anticipate the gallery will be fully accessible again in early July.
Interested in learning more about Freak Alley Gallery? Join us for an informal information session where you can get your questions answered, learn how artists are selected to participate in creating mural pieces, and how you can support the Northwest’s largest outdoor mural gallery.
Anyone is welcome to attend. Drop in at the parking lot on Bannock next to Even Stevens Sandwich Shop on Sunday, July 8 from 5:30-7:00pm or Wednesday, July 25 from 5:00-7:00pm.
The 8th Annual Freak Alley Gallery Mural Event will take place August 4-11, 2018. Stop by throughout the week to see local artists creating fresh, new pieces in the alley between 8th and 9th St/Bannock and Idaho St in downtown Boise.
Meet the artists and enjoy live music on Saturday, August 11 from 4:00-8:00pm at the official unveiling ceremony in Freak Alley Gallery.
HOW WE GOT STARTED
The very first line for Freak Alley Gallery was laid on December 15, 2002 by Colby Akers, our founder.
Our gallery space began as an artistic thought on the alley access door to Moon’s Kitchen, then located at 815 W Bannock St. While drawing on the door, Colby was approached by one of the employees and simply asked to sign his work when he was done for the day; Colby then asked if he could come back nd continue his work. Since then, Colby and over 200 talented local artists have worked tirelessly with the permission of the alley’s business owners, building owners, as well as public officials, to turn Freak Alley Gallery into what it is today:
“The largest outdoor gallery in the northwest”
WE ACCEPT DONATIONS OF ALL KINDS
We’re artists, we make use of things that might otherwise be overlooked. We gladly accept paint of all kinds as well as paint supplies ranging from empty cans, stir sticks, drop cloths, brushes and rollers. We also accept building supplies, from plaster to scaffolding. If you have anything that you think would help, it probably will.
If you are able to make a financial contribution to the gallery’s regular operating costs, please use the button below to make a donation to us via PayPal.