Everywhere I go I look for street art. It has become a challenging adventure to find new street art wherever I go. I’ve done some research to find street art in New England. This led me to an intriguing place called Graffiti Alley in Boston. As with most of our adventures, the fun comes in the unplanned things that happen. Come with us on our street art adventures in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. Do you know of more street art in Boston? Share it with us as this post will be updated with new art regularly!
With directions in hand, we drove to Cambridge to check out an alley where street artists were allowed to create freely without breaking the law. I was excited to see some new street art and hopefully get a few photos. My day- no month was made, when we saw artists there creating new pieces! To watch art being made from start to completion isn’t something you can see every day, unless you head to Graffiti Alley on Modeca Way.
We wandered the nearby area to find a few more pieces and the grab some lunch at H- Mart another favorite of ours. A Korean grocery store with restaurants in the store. The choices of soups, sushi and baked goods were nearly overwhelming. Our incredible day was topped off by meeting a woman who showed me how to pose like a model- now if I could just have her poise!
When visiting Graffiti Alley be sure to check out the mural in the nearby parking lot and another across the street.
While some street art can be classified as free-flowing expression from the artist, sometimes there is deeper meaning. Being able to understand the art from the artist’s perspective really can help you appreciate the art on another level. If you are as curious as we are about the art and the process and contrasting motivations, I highly recommend the movie Exit Through the Gift Shop. The movie the features world renowned artist Banksy and other street artists. I am not sure, but this piece I found in Boston just might be by Obey- Shepard Fairey.
Finding street art never ends. We will continue to add to this article when we find more street art in Boston. If you have street art you have enjoyed in Boston, Massachusetts or anywhere in the world please let me know. We will continue our street art adventures where ever we go!
Looking for another New England adventure? Check out Vermont’s Green Mountain Adventure Challenge.
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