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See the “Woven City” art installation in Allston

This new permanent art installation highlights our city’s transit system and modes of transportation through history.


The permanent art installation is made of maple, oak, walnut, and aluminum.

Photograph by Esteban Marte, courtesy of Golob Art

Allston has a new art installation to check out near Packard’s Corner.

Bay State artist Alexander Golob created the “Woven City” artwork all about trains, roads, and the ways people connect with each other. The 31-ft by 14-ft installation, using different materials like wood + aluminum, depicts the unique layers of Boston’s transportation system. The variation of wood was also intentional to differentiate the parts of Boston, including train tracks in maple, local streets made of oak, and highways highlighted in dark walnut.

The installation is complimented by four smaller paintings showcasing methods of transportation through history, like the coach and buggy, an A-line subway, the 97 bus, and an iconic automobile.

Stop by to see it for yourself at 55 Brighton Ave.

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