Photo of public art in Freak Alley, Boise, Idaho

Weekly Gem #161 Rise Together With Love

Published 5/12/2018

Location:  This hidden gem is located at the east end of Freak Alley in Boise, ID (see the Clue Me! Map). Freak Alley being covered with a series of murals, it's fun to walk along and enjoy the art.

This particular merging of murals may be one of those "happy accidents" that Bob Ross liked to discover. I suspect their moms would all be happy.

On the left, there is such nonchalant cooperation as the raccoon and the tortoise work to position the deer for a taste of ice cream. They seem to be helping because it's the nice thing to do, not for any particular reward.

The neighboring mural, seemingly entirely different in style and message, nevertheless provides a fitting caption.

One People, rise, together with love.

Happy Mothers Day!


Here's the hidden gem entry from our Clue Me! map.


Steady ... Steady ... Stretch!


The deer on the tortoise, under the racoon

Why It's Interesting

A pleasing example of public art. I especially like the nice cooperation shown to give the deer a taste of ice cream.

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