Block Island, Rhode Island: Perpetually Painted Rock

It's not a very big rock, but it is slowly growing larger with every layer of paint sprayed and slathered onto it by passers-by. A high-stakes exercise in officially tolerated all-are-welcome vandalism.

Address:
Snake Hole Rd, Block Island, RI
Directions:
From the ferry dock turn left onto Water St., then left again onto Spring St. Follow Spring St. clockwise around the island for about three miles (it turns into Mohegan Trail). When the road bends sharply right, you'll see the rock on the left, at the intersection of Snake Hole Rd.
Admission:
Free
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Graffiti Rock.

Perpetually Painted Rock

You know a place is pretty laid back when this is listed in the tourist brochure as a "featured island attraction." The story is that anyone at any time can paint what they want on this rock, so the rock is always changing. This solves any graffiti problem. The rock has its own Facebook page.

[Bill LaCivita, 05/30/2014]

Oh, little island, you dance on the graffiti serpent's back...


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