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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.   

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John Warfel

Noble Hardesty

The work of Swell Artist John Warfel is humorous, creative, and experimental. We think you'll enjoy looking through his work as much as he enjoys getting his hands dirty with new artistic endeavors!

Toby Robin

Noble Hardesty

We noticed it's Wednesday and thought you could use some bright colors for the middle of the week. Check out the bold illustrations of Toby Robin

Karl LeClair

Noble Hardesty

The intricate and unique work of Karl LeClair is sure to prompt thoughtful reflection through creative and emotive pieces. Utilizing printmaking, drawing, sculpture, and installation, his work has plenty of elements to explore. 

32 Cells: Escape Edition Art Show

Noble Hardesty

Swell and the Old Idaho Penitentiary are back with a stellar follow-up after last year's success of the '32 Cells' art exhibition. This year the show will feature artworks by a fantastic roster of artists inspired by actual escape stories from inmates. It'll be a great vent worth braving the heat for.

Friday, August 18th 6-11
Old Idaho State Penitentiary, Boise, Idaho

TAKE A CELL BLOCK TOUR WHILE VIEWING 32 PIECES OF ARTWORK CREATED BY 32 LOCAL ARTISTS BASED ON ACTUAL ESCAPE STORIES.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS INCLUDE: 
APRIL VANDEGRIFT, WARD HOOPER, SEAN WYETT, ERIN RUIZ, ROBERT ADEN, LANCE BROWN, ANNE BOYLES, CHELSI BRIGHTEYE BENGER, MIKE DREHER, TOBY ROBIN, ANDREA BONADIMAN, STEVE WILLHITE, MISS CAY, KELLY KNOPP, NOBLE HARDESTY, JULIA GREEN, ADAM ROSENLUND, BRUCE MAUREY, TOBY DAVIS, JOHN WARFEL, SHELLEY JUND, JAKI KATZ ASHFORD, SUE LATTA, LISA ROGGENBUCK, RANDY VAN DYCK, WIL KIRKMAN, JAY O’LEARY, LORELLE RAU, JULIE PAGEN, NICOLET LAURSEN, SARAH MARSHELL TERRELL, JENNIFER PROFFITT, JAMES MCKAIN

$8 ENTRY WILL BE DONATED TO FUND FIELD TRIPS AND FUTURE SWELL ARTIST COLLECTIVE EVENTS

BEER, WINE AND FOOD AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.

MUST BE 21+ WITH VALID ID TO ATTEND.


2445 OLD PENITENTIARY ROAD BOISE, IDAHO 83712 WWW.HISTORY.IDAHO.GOV //  WWW.SWELLBOISE.COM

Jacob Diaz

Noble Hardesty

The work of Jacob Diaz explores the ties between nature and human endeavor, often focusing on animals and landscapes using patterns and vibrant colors. 

Anne Boyles

Noble Hardesty

Your brain will have a hard time wrapping itself around the intricate collage-work of Anne Boyles, but we recommend trying because you will be better for it.