14 Jan 2020

First Friday / Power to the Flower

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WHEN + WHEREFriday, February 7, 2020 // 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.Mainframe Studios // 900 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309free + open to the public In the dead of winter, bring your colorful selves to an open studio event inspired by the flower. ART UNVEILING // A collective art project by artists of mainframe and […]

9 Jan 2020

FEB 14 / Come Pho Love

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A beer, food and art affair featuring The Tangerine Food Company, Peace Tree Brewing and Mainframe Studios.  When + WhereFriday, February 14, 2020 // 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.Mainframe Studios // 900 Keosauqua Way, Des Moines, Iowa Don’t miss this unique Valentine’s Day pairing event! Three local creative power houses team up to offer a beer, food […]

22 Dec 2019

First Friday / Jan. 3 Keep it Mellow

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When + WhereFriday, January 3, 2020 / 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.900 Keosauqua Way, Des Moines, IA 50309 Let’s rebound from the holidays together. Come keep it mellow at Mainframe Studios surrounded by the comfort of art and each other. We’ll be raising a glass to another successful year showing how the power of art is […]

17 Dec 2019

FIRE + ICE / Year End Open Studio Party

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When + WhereSunday, December 22 / 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.900 Keosauqua Way / Des Moines, IA 50309 Join us for our last open studio party of the year. Ice carving, drumming, fiery video projection installation, sizzling gift options by artists… let the good times roll! 2PM // DOORS OPEN FOR YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING CONVENIENCE4PM // […]

22 Nov 2019

Mainframe artists Jay Vigon and Margo Nahas experience a surge in local fame

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Word is spreading of the famed artist duo who have studios at Mainframe. The wife and husband team have created artwork for over 80 album covers. Some include Van Halen “1984”, Prince “Purple Rain”, Fleetwood Mac “Tusk”, Stevie Wonder “The Secret Life of Plants”, and Quiet Riot “Metal Health” (Watch our video). Lately, Des Moines […]

21 Nov 2019

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

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This holiday season shop local and shop art with options galore at Mainframe Studios. With 75 artist studios and over 27 types of art represented, we make it easy to buy something special for everyone on your list. Choose from clothing, jewelry, fine art, home decor, glass art, custom gifts, workshop certificates + more!

19 Nov 2019

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY / Shop Local Shop Art

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Where + WhenSaturday, November 30 // 1-6 p.m.Mainframe Studios // 900 Keosauqua Way, Des Moines, IAFree and open to the public! SHOP LOCAL, SHOP ART // Choose from clothing, jewelry, fine art, home decor, glass art, custom gifts, workshop certificates + more! Get the best that Des Moines has to offer during your holiday shopping […]

19 Nov 2019

FIRST FRIDAY / From Pedestal to Table

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When & WhereFriday, December 6 // 5-8 p.m.Mainframe Studios // 900 Keosauqua Way, Des Moines, IAFree and open to the public! CERAMICS EXHIBITION // Guest exhibitors join Mainframe clay artists for our 2nd Annual Ceramics Invitational Show. Come experience a range of sculpture and functional art on display throughout our building. The 2019 artists are […]

22 Oct 2019

FIRST FRIDAY / A Cut Above the Rest on Nov 1, 2019

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When + WhereFriday, November 1, 2019 // 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.Mainframe Studios // 900 Keosauqua Way, Des Moines, IA Free and open to the public! The Red Door Press will host a special letterpress and photographic exhibition “A Cut Above the Rest” with a close-up look at the amazing details found in antique letterpress “cuts” […]

18 Sep 2019

MarKaus to Headline First Friday at Mainframe

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When + WhereFriday, October 4, 2019 // 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.Mainframe Studios // 900 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA September 17, 2019 (Des Moines, IA) – Marquas “MarKaus” Ashworth will debut a single from his forthcoming album Burn the Boats during First Friday festivities at Mainframe Studios on Friday, October 4th from 5:00 to 8:00 […]