Swell Artist Collective is an open studio and Art Gallery located in Boise, Idaho's historic downtown. Formed in November of 2015 and managed by artists Noble Hardesty, Stuart Holland, and Cody Rutty, 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 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.
"Swell is a membership based artist collective that promotes and curates contemporary art and artists through events, gallery shows and online exposure with the purpose of strengthening Boise's growing art scene."