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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 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 Events Page

Event Listings: Upcoming and Past Events. Swell Artist Collective and Art Gallery, Boise, Idaho.

32 CELLS: ORIGINS
Aug
17
6:00 PM18:00

32 CELLS: ORIGINS

Swell Artist Collective and the Old Idaho Penitentiary have partnered up for the third year in a row to present 32 Cells! This art show will feature 32 works of art by local artists inspired by the origin stories of Old Idaho Penitentiary inmates and guards.

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Art Crawl 2018
Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

Art Crawl 2018

Join us for the 3rd annual Boise Art Crawl!

We have paired 28 local artists and 13 downtown pubs and restaurants in what is sure to be the best Crawl yet! Shop great art at the pop-ups, meet artists, enjoy Crawler only drink and food specials all while exploring what downtown Boise has to offer!

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Dino Show 2
Jun
15
5:00 PM17:00

Dino Show 2

So nice we've decided to do it twice!

Please join us Friday, June 15th at Swell Artist Collective to check out our next installment of the Dino Show! 27 artists have come together to bring you their prehistoric offerings and all work will be available for sale.

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Coasters for Miss Cay
Jan
19
5:00 PM17:00

Coasters for Miss Cay

The Swell Artist Community is coming together to help a fellow member. 
Coasters for Miss Cay! 
100% of the proceeds will go towards helping this talented young artist tackle medical bills and insurance. Swell is going to sponsor her website for a year and Evermore Prints will sponsor her annual Swell Artist Collective Membership. Please join us for this opportunity to take part in making someone's day a little brighter and pick up some rad original coaster art from our amazing community of artists!

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Seussed Invitational Artshow
Dec
1
5:30 PM17:30

Seussed Invitational Artshow

An ode to all things Dr Seuss! Dr. Seuss is an inspiration to us all, both tall and short and great and small. But who’s he inspired MOST of all? Artists! 30+ local artists have been invited to participate in this holiday’s Dr. Seuss themed group art show at the Visual Arts Collective. Opens Fri, Dec. 1st at 5:30 pm, and attendance is free! Show runs December - January. Participating artists include: Sean Wyett , Erin Ruiz, Noble Hardesty, Kelly Knopp, Julia Green Illustration, Artwork by Mike Flinn, April VanDeGrift,  Cody Rutty, Danielle Demaray, JAI illustrated, Patrick Kalange, Sarah Terrell Illustration & Design, Francis Fox Sculpture, Miss Cay Artist, D'Arcy Bellamy Sculpture, Toby Davis Art, Jess Tornga, Steve Willhite, Lindsey Loch, Robert Harrah, Shelley Jund, Wil Kirkman, Mike Dreher, BrightEye, Nels Jensen, Peganart, John Warfel, Nicolet Laursen, Seth Emrynt, Sam Paden, Lance Brown, Adam Rosenlund, and Jon Morse

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Veterans Day Pinup Artshow
Nov
10
5:00 PM17:00

Veterans Day Pinup Artshow

Swell Artist Collective is proud to present the Veterans Day Pinup Artshow, opening Friday, November 10th from 5pm-9pm! As huge fans of pinup art and Veterans Day approaching, we felt the time was right to put together this show. Featured artists: Patrick Kalange, Lisa Roggenbuck, Noble Hardesty, Sarah Terrell, Bruce Maurey, Anne Boyles, Adam Rosenlund, Chelsi Brighteye Benger, Steve Willhite, Nicolette Laursen, John Irwin, Mike Dreher, Jay O'Leary, Christian Blackman, Robert Harrah, Christian Mawson, Jessica Tookey, and Seth Emerynt

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Art Crawl
Oct
7
12:00 PM12:00

Art Crawl

Come join us Saturday October 7th for the Second Annual Art Crawl! We have paired over 20 local artist with 11 downtown Boise venues. Check out the latest work from: Nicolette Laursen, Suzanne Lee-Chetwood, Jaki Katz, Lindsey Loch, Mark McGinnis, Stuart Holland, Meg Kahnle, Jay O'Leary, Jennifer Proffitt, Katy Rogan, Chelsi "Bright Eye"Benger, Steve Wilhite, Jessica Tookey, Julie Pegan, Karen Eastman, Betsie Richardson, Toby Davis, Rachel Teannalach, James Mckain, Seth Emrynt, Tyler Bush, Miss Cay, Liz Flores, Andrea Bonadiman, John Irwin, Robert Aden, and Christian Mawson.

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32 Cells: Escape Edition Art Show
Aug
18
6:00 PM18:00

32 Cells: Escape Edition Art Show

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

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May
4
5:00 PM17:00

Buildings of Historic Boise Art Show

The Swell Artist Collective and the Idaho State Historic Preservation Office have partnered up to present Buildings of Historic Boise. This show will feature 20 works of art done by local artists inspired by historic structures in Boise. All artwork will be available for purchase.
The show will be part of Downtown Boise First Thursday! Join us at The Owyhee "cafe room" beside The Lobby Bar.

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It's Hard for Me. The Art of  Lindsey Loch
Feb
2
5:00 PM17:00

It's Hard for Me. The Art of Lindsey Loch

Opening reception Thursday, February 2, 2017. Swell is excited and humbled to have the chance to host Lindsey's work in our space. She is a Boise treasure! This comprehensive retrospective is the first definitive exhibition of artist Lindsey Loch. Celebrating an extraordinary body of work, this exhibition illustrates Loch’s complete oeuvre from her earliest gallery shows and commercial work in Los Angeles up to her most recent paintings, ceramics and jewelry.

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Spacebar Arcade Presents: Trivia Night w/ Swell Artist Collective
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Spacebar Arcade Presents: Trivia Night w/ Swell Artist Collective

Mark your calendars, this trivia night is not to be missed with Swell Artist Collective at Spacebar Arcade! We will have some amazing Swell artists in the house talking about pushing the Boise art scene forward! Some questions (but not all) pertaining to art, great beer, and cool swag. It's going to be an awesome party! See you at the Arcade Underground!

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