Each visit to Rapid City's "Art Alley" can provide something new to photograph. The city-sanctioned one-block graffiti canvas is never the same for long.
If you've never seen it, be prepared for an overwhelming and ever-changing mix of art styles and colors. If you attend one of the summer Thursday night events that include live music, beer gardens and kids' games in the alley and on the surrounding streets, you will find lots to shoot.
Located in downtown Rapid City between Main Street and St. Joseph Street, the alley is best found by looking for the Alex Johnson Hotel at 523 Sixth Street. The large red neon sign atop the hotel is hard to miss from anywhere near downtown. Art Alley runs alongside the hotel.