Graffiti Alley is an iconic alleyway dedicated to street art in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It runs between 565 and 567 Massachusetts Ave in the middle of Central Square. This 80-foot pathway known as “Graffiti Alley” connects City Parking Lot 5 to Massachusetts Avenue. Two signposts, one reading “Richard B. ‘Rico’ Modica Way” and the other “Graffiti Alley,” mark the entrance to this 24-hour, free, and open-air gallery. When visitors enter, they are greeted by a vibrant corridor. The alleyway, which is covered in graffiti, celebrates the energy and originality of Boston residents while highlighting the beauty of ephemerality.
Graffiti Alley attracts a wide range of visitors, including artists, tourists, students, and locals who use the corridor as a bypass to the public parking lot on the opposite side of the street. Many consider the location to be one of Boston’s “most Instagrammable” sites.
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- Address: Modica Way (Central Square)
- Town: Cambridge
- State: Massachusetts
- GPS: Lat 42.36490 Lng -71.10227
- Parking notes: There are many metered street parking spots near the alley in Cambridge. Spots are located on Massachusetts Ave, Bishop Allen Drive, and other streets. The Green Street Garage and several other paid parking lots are nearby too.
- Parking directions: Multiple street options & Green Street Garage (HERE)
- Location directions: HERE