Greenway Art Walk

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, aka ”The Greenway,” is a different type of public park. A now integral part of Boston’s cultural scene The Greenway quickly established itself as a contemporary park with a unique mission and vision through its commitment to creating a sustainable green space and innovative programming.

Opened in 2008 The Greenway occupies a space that was once the Southeast Expressway, and which gained notoriety because of The Big Dig. This 1.5 mile public park runs parallel to the Boston Waterfront and extends all the way from Chinatown to the North End. The series of small parks that make up The Greenway include features such as a botanical garden, water fountains, Beer Garden and carousel but it also plays host to a wide variety of other activities like art markets, food trucks, performances and a generous selection of both long term and seasonal public art which includes murals, sculptures, mosaics, and installations which you will encounter as you visit.


Map Updated on October 30, 2022

Total Distance: About 2 miles / 3.21 kilometers

Estimated Time: 11:15 (depending on how fast you want to go)

Neighborhood: Waterfront

Closest Subway: South Station – Red Line, Aquarium – Blue Line, Haymarket – Orange Line

Food Options: This Art Walk touches multiple neighborhoods that are notable for having good food this includes Chinatown, Downtown, the North End and the Seaport is just over the bridge(s). There are also frequently food trucks spotted throughout. If you need more specific suggestions I suggest you peruse Eater Boston.

DISCLAIMER I have taken every effort to provide the most accurate information in the content of this website site. You travel at your own risk so travel smart and travel safe. I am not liable for any losses or damage arising from the use of the information on this website nor can I be held responsible for any unforeseen situations that may arise while you are using the information provided. I in no way condone trespassing or the destruction of public or private property. I reserve the right to change and/or update the information as needed.  This project is for individual use only. Publication without permission by creator is strictly prohibited and will be prosecuted. Any and all content included on this site is subject to copyright including written copy, images, graphics and maps.


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  1. “Sampsan Sail” by Unknown. Corner of Essex St. and Surface Road 
  2. Bamboo Garden, Waterfall and Serpentine Path, Designed by unknown 
  3. Chinatown Gate, 1982 
  4. 2 Guardians. In front of the Chinatown Gate 
  5. “Clear Weather in the Valley” by Unknown. Banner wrap, reproduction of painting in the MFA 
  6. “Untitled Mural” by Boston Youth Conservation Corps (date unknown) 
  7. “Tianamen Memorial” across from Chinatown Gate 
  8. “Engulf” by Juan Travieso, 2018 @juantraviesoart 
  9. “Breathe Life Together” by Problak, 2022 @problak 
  10. “Love Language” designed by a team of teen designers at Artist for Humanity @afhboston.  Fabricated by @amaralcf.  Lead designer Nevaeh Johnson
  11. “Harbor Fog” by Ross Miller 
  12. “Light Blades” by Dennis Carmichael (in two locations) 
  13. “Thank You For Being Here” by Mithsuca Berry, 2022 @mythsooka (A series of banners hanging between “Light Blades”) 
  14. “Rings Fountain” by unknown 
  15. “Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion” @bostonharborislands 
  16. “Carousel” @rosekennedygreenway 
  17. “The Labryinth” by Unknown 
  18. “Abstract Sculpture” by Unknown 
  19. Untitled electrical box mosaic by Eddie Bruckner, 2020 @eddiebrucknerfineart 
  20. Five Marble Leaves” by Claudia Comte, 2022 (in park in Front of New England Aquarium) @claudiacomte 
  21. “Protect the Blue Planet” by Shepard Fairy, 2021 (Mural in front of the New England Aquarium) @obeygiant
  22. “Dolphins of the Sea” 1977 by Katherine Lane Weems (1899-1989), (on Harborwalk, between garage and harbor. 
  23. 255 State Street Glass Mosaic, by Unknown 2007
  24. “Untitled Landscape” by David Von Schlegell, 1964
  25. Asaroton” by Mags Harries, 1976 (reinstalled in 2019) Blackstone Street. Sidenote: If you are visiting on Weekend, Haymarket is probably going to be set up on top of it, so it might not be visible.
  26. Garage Door Murals by Ben Jundanian @benjundanian.  Blackstone Street. 
  27. New England Holocaust Memorial. Dedicated in 1995.  Designed by Stanley Saitowitz.

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The Greenway Art Walk map and tour is part of The Art Walk Project © Julia Swanson, 2022. To learn more about it and see other Art Walks please visit my website

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