Five of Boston’s Most Instagrammable Art Walls

Do it for the ‘gram.

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What is a leisurely stroll around the city if you don’t snap an artful Instagram to prove it happened? There’s no shame in capturing Boston’s beauty for all of your followers to see, especially when an abundance of public art makes it so easy. Colorful murals inject vibrance into just about every corner of the city—if you know where to find them. Here, glean some inspiration (Insta-ration?) from five of the most Instagrammable walls in Boston.

City Feed and Supply mural
672 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain

A trip down Centre Street in Jamaica Plain almost always involves feasting your eyes upon the larger-than-life tomatoes gracing the wall of City Feed and Supply. The market’s “Buy Fresh Buy Local” motto was painted by co-owner Kristine Cortese.

Modica Way mural
Modica Way, beside 567 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Graffiti is revered (and welcomed) in Central Square’s Richard B. “Rico” Modica Way, which once exhibited art from Shepard Fairey. The alley is topped with colorful panes of plastic, creating bouncing rays of light and shadows—and excellent photos.

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Domino Theory mural
510 Lincoln Street, Allston

“Domino Theory” was painted by Boston-based artist Caleb Neelson in spring 2016. It stretches 175 feet long and 25 feet tall, making it the perfect spot for a group shot.

Literary District Alley
Between Winter Street and Temple Place, Downtown Crossing

This bright, splashy passageway connects Winter Street (near Yvonne’s) to Temple Place (near Stoddard’s Fine Food and Ale). It was painted by the Mayor’s Mural Crew in January 2017 and depicts literary figures who have lived and worked in Boston.

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Shanghai Gate mural
204 Harvard Avenue, Allston

Sandwiched between a Dunkin’ Donuts and Shanghai Gate, this mural adorns the wall on the backside of Great Scott in Allston. It enlivens an otherwise pretty average alleyway.