18 Feb 2019

Introducing Third Thursday Happy Hour

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Thursday, Feb 21 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. // Mainframe Studios + The Tangerine Food Company are excited to introduce Third Thursday Happy Hour. Come join us for a drink and nosh while enjoying a special comedy set by Sid Juwarker!!! Menu // Featured Craft Cocktail: The Ancient Mariner! Mini Charcuterie Boards Full Bar RSVP on Facebook

18 Feb 2019

First Friday / Bring it Home

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Join us Friday, March 1st from 5:00-8:00 p.m. for an art and interiors showcase! This special First Friday home show brings together interior designers, home goods retailers, furniture makers and artists for an exciting evening focused on living with art. Visit installations throughout the building that feature home interior environments that incorporate work by Mainframe […]

12 Feb 2019

Alex Brown | 1966 – 2019

Posted in Artists, MAINFRAME News

It is with a heavy heart we share news that Mainframe Studios board member, artist and friend passed away suddenly on January 30, 2019. Alex Brown made art like no other, rocked like no other, and was simply like no other in every way. Words cannot capture the extent of our community’s loss. We are […]

30 Jan 2019

Announcing 900 Views

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Building community through the arts, while building an arts community An exploration of arts and community with Host Pat Boddy. Based out of Mainframe Studios in downtown Des Moines, 900Views provides a platform for glimpsing the creative work and lives of the Midwest’s cultural producers and influencers. http://www.900views.com/ Episode 1: Siobhan Spain is executive director […]

23 Jan 2019

First Friday / Feel the Love

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Welcome to our love fest! We’re putting together a group exhibition from the heart – filling the air with warm fuzzies to get us through these cold winter nights. Pink drinks and a little Barry White will be on hand to help seal the deal.  What else, you ask? Just a little performance by Ballet […]

6 Jan 2019

DSM / Artist Finds Peace In Real-Life’s Pieces

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Julia Franklin’s work adds dimension to the memory of her father—and his mysterious life. DSM Magazine | Jan/Feb 2019 Writer: Brianne Sanchez Photographer: Duane Tinkey You will never meet Julia Franklin’s father. He committed suicide in 1990. But through exploring her upcoming installation “Picking Up the Pieces,” you may come to know Johnie Andrew Tucker […]

3 Jan 2019

CITYLAB / Des Moines Wants to Be the Affordable City for Artists

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By Clara Hogan As Iowa’s capital city grows, its creative class has a pitch to artists in pricer cities: We’re creative, we’re affordable, and you can help us stay that way. Ask someone to name U.S. cities with booming creative scenes and they’re likely to name the usual suspects: New York or L.A.; maybe Austin, […]

31 Dec 2019

REGISTER / People to Watch: Justin Mandelbaum

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By Kevin Harty, Des Moines Register Justin Mandelbaum believes Des Moines is on the verge of something big. https://www.desmoinesregister.com/videos/news/2018/12/21/developers-passion-bringing-exciting-real-estate-projects-des-moines/2207955002/ Sure, Iowa’s capital city has several good things going for it: Plenty of available jobs, a relatively low cost of living and a reputation for a high quality of life. But Mandelbaum thinks with some more […]

31 Dec 2019

FIRST FRIDAY / Keep It Mellow

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2018 was so awesome we are starting off 2019 nice and easy. Come on by with family, friends and visitors for artful fun as we keep it mellow and gear up for another year of exciting events. See you soon!

31 Dec 2019

WHO-TV 13 / Mainframe Studios Working to Make Des Moines a City Known for Art

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BY MICHAEL DASILVA, WHO-TV CHANNEL 13, DECEMBER 31, 2018 DES MOINES, Iowa — 2019 will bring some changes to downtown Des Moines, and it could bring more artists to the area if a Des Moines developer has his way. “I think that fundamentally art is what makes a city exciting,” said Justin Mandelbaum, a local real estate developer and the […]