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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.   

Veterans Day Pinup Artshow

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Veterans Day Pinup Artshow

  • Swell Artist Collective 404 South 8th Street, Suite L105 Boise, ID, 83702 United States (map)

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. 

The term pinup was coined in 1941, referring to mass produced pictures of a model meant for display and people began pinning these to their walls. During WWII American soldiers needed a way to keep morale up in the wake of the atrocities of war. Both pinup models and artists answered this call and thousands of calendars were sent to soldiers free of charge. These ladies were also painted on the noses of bombers as patriots of good fortune and many successful missions were attributed to them. The pinup movement had a successful run up until the 60's and the Free Love era took control. There has been a massive resurgence in the pinup movement as people have come to crave the bashful innocence of the girl next door. Swell has tasked their roster of artists with the job of creating their own version of a pinup and the results have been incredible! Please join us for our own little exploration of everything cheesecake.

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

Earlier Event: October 13
Friday The 13th & Halloween Artshows
Later Event: December 1
Seussed Invitational Artshow