swell gallery is an art space, featuring a 650 sf exhibition area and adjacent studio/workshop. We are located in the lower level of a century old building in the heart of downtown business district of West Dundee, IL.
Just a block from the Fox River and surrounded by unique locally owned businesses, including a rustic boutique, restaurants, bars & a microbrewery, an old-timey candy shop and a huge retro-arcade, swell gallery is in good company. Parking is available on South Second Street and in the public parking lot immediately behind the gallery, just off of Second Street.
swell gallery is operated by local artists Kim (Frieders) Tibbetts and Nikki Hollander. Kim and Nikki met in 1997 in the painting and printmaking studios at Millikin University while pursuing their BFAs. As their careers developed in the Chicago emerging art scene, Kim and Nikki continued to support one another and follow similar paths. In 2009, Kim and Nikki both found themselves in the Dundee area and seized the opportunity to join forces once again as swell gallery.
Please feel free to e-mail us for show information or to request an appointment to view our current exhibition.