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404 South 8th Street Suite L105
Boise, ID, 83702

Swell Artist Collective is an open studio and Art Gallery located in Boise's historic downtown. Formed in November of 2015 and managed by artists Julia GreenNoble HardestyKelly Knopp, Stuart Holland, and Victor A. Jimenez, Swell is located on the lower level of the Old Mercantile Building in Boise's BoDo district. 

By combining their individual artistic practices and ideas into a common space, the five artists' mission revolves around creating a vibrant studio and gallery environment that is open to the public and intent on helping bolster the community's rapidly-growing arts culture. Swell will be host to both First Thursday and independently organized artistic events while maintaining hours of operation during which people can visit.   

Alefort Shop

Swell Artist Collective's TreeFort AleFort Shop! Very special limited edition art print released in celebration of 2017 Treefort Music Fest and Alefort. Available exclusively at Alefort and swellboise.com for a limited time, then they’ll disappear forever. 12" x 12" bagged and backed.

Noble Hardesty Art Print

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Noble Hardesty Art Print

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Very special limited edition art print released in celebration of 2017 Treefort Music Fest and Alefort. Available exclusively at Alefort and swellboise.com for a limited time, then they’ll disappear forever. 12" x 12" bagged and backed.

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Noble Hardesty is a contemporary artist residing in Boise, Idaho, where he is a co-owner of Swell Artist Collective. Originally from Eureka, California, he was a pretty spirited kid who loved to draw and paint. To his mother’s dismay, his artwork routinely adorned the floors and the walls, but it kept him busy and away from the electrical outlets and so he was encouraged to spend his hours honing his skills with artistry. Straddling a fine line between fantasy and reality, Hardesty’s work is an exploration of the blur in between. He’s constantly creating, driven by an indelible desire for proficiency and endlessly inspired by the verboten; tattoos, comic books, cartoons, lowbrow culture, pop culture, essentially anything that is supposed to be hands-off or taboo. His process often begins with a novel idea for a title as well as research to refine concepts into images. He works with several layers of various colored pencils to develop a sketch. Following a transfer to masonite or birch, he applies several layers of acrylic to create an under painting which is then embellished to create depth, shade, and movement. From the violent and visceral to the soft and romantic, his wide scope of subject matter incorporates movement, hard lines, and candy sweet colors.