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Boise, ID, 83707

(208) 901-8834

Swell Artist Collective is an open studio and Art Gallery located in Boise, Idaho’s historic downtown, on the lower level of the Old Mercantile Building in The BoDo District.

By combining individual artistic practices and ideas into a common space, their 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.

32 Cells Historical Art Show

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32 Cells Historical Art Show

  • Old Idaho Penitentiary 2445 Old Penitentiary Road Boise, ID, 83712 United States (map)


The Swell Artist Collective and the Old Idaho Penitentiary have partnered up to present 32 Cells. This art show will feature 32 works of art done by local artists inspired by former inmate bios and prison history. Artwork will hang on prison cell doors for viewing. All artwork will be available for purchase.

Event features:
Self guided tours and music.
Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase.

Participating artist include:
Ward Hooper, April Vandegrift, Erin Cunningham, Kelly Knopp, Rick Friesen, Erin Ruiz, Anne Boyles, Steve Willhite,
Noble Hardesty, Randy Van Dyck, Adam Rosenlund, Christopher Hunt, Justin Cunningham, Lance Brown, Sean Wyett
Patrick Kalange, Jeffrey Devey, Karl Henke, Rick Walter, Mike Flinn, Mike Dreher, Julia Green, Karen Bubb, Emily Wenner,
Kendall Vader, Stuart Holland, Victor Jimenez, Toby Robin, Samuel Paden, Ed Anderson, Amy Chadney, Bruce Maurey

$6 entry fee will benefit fieldtrips for local youth.

Due to the graphic nature and subject matter of this show guests must be at least 21 years of age with valid ID.

Earlier Event: July 7
First Thursday Dino Show!