7 Jan 2018

EVENT | Open Studio with YogaIowa Jan 20

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ART + HEALTH FOR 2018 Get your New Year’s goals started off right! Mainframe’s first Open Studio Event of the year joins forces with YogaIowa. Come explore art, music, food and more as YogaIowa celebrates their Winter 2018 Launch Party with Ben Good Vibes and Thai Yoga demos with Bridget Ryan from 12-2PM. Explore over […]

31 Dec 2017

STUDY | Central Iowa Regional Cultural Assessment

Thank you to Bravo Greater Des Moines, Drake University, Capital Crossroads, The Tomorrow Plan and others whose dedication and vision lead to the recent Central Iowa Regional Cultural Assessment. As it states… “now is the time to build on the region’s strong social connectedness and desire to strengthen and build community with arts and culture […]

7 Dec 2017

Seven Foot Snowflake Appears | The Knotty Nail

The Knotty Nail is our latest atrium installation artist. Becky Pospisal installed a 7-foot-diameter string art snowflake and it is gorgeous. Watch it in action on our Instagram and see the large format piece in person this Saturday, Dec 9 from 2-6PM.  

30 Nov 2017

GIFT GUIDE | Liz Lidgett’s Picks

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Our Dec. 9th Holiday Open Studio event is just around the corner and we asked our friend Liz Lidgett to pick out her favorite gifts made by Mainframe artists. Her refined eye will give you inspiration to find the perfect presents for your friends and loved ones too. Crafty kits, cozy clothes, twinkling jewels and artistic […]

28 Nov 2017

DEC 9 | Holiday Open House

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Saturday, Dec 9th // 2:00 – 6:00 PM THIS IS IT // The last open studio event of the year and we’re pulling out the stops. Join us for family-friendly food and drink with Tangerine Food Co. in The Big Room // E-news prize drawing featuring Mirza Kudic’s famed photo // Music by Jess V […]

22 Nov 2017

Small Business Saturday | 12-5 PM

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Our doors will be open from Noon to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Come visit artists participating in Small Business Saturday.

9 Nov 2017

Mirza Kudic | International Center Dialogue Series

Mainframe artist Mirza Kudic is the featured speaker in the upcoming Iowa International Center Dialogue Series: November 14, 2017 // 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Meredith Conference Core Address: 1716 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 Price: free Worth a Thousand Words: Bringing People and Cultures Together Through Photography At age 14, Mirza Kudic and […]

1 Nov 2017

Momentum Art Studio | Open House Nov 9

Community Support Advocates (CSA) is opening Momentum Art Studio, a studio for artists with disabilities in Studio #104 at Mainframe. Join us for their Open House Grand Opening and see how they promote hope and resiliency through art in Studio #104. Thursday, November 9, 2017 // 4:00-7:00PM 900 Keosauqua Way, Des Moines, IA (Directions & […]

29 Oct 2017

OPEN STUDIO // November 10 // 5-8PM

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Join us for the second installment of our Open Studio Events: Friday, November 10, 5-8PM. Enjoy snacks by The Tangerine Food Co. and a cash bar in The Big Room while visiting artist studios and checking holiday gifts off your list. RSVP via Facebook. We will be doing a drawing at our December open studio event! […]

18 Oct 2017

DES MOINES REGISTER | Tour Mainframe Studios, downtown Des Moines’ newest artist space

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By Kevin Hardy What once was a windowless data center filled with towering computers has been transformed into bright and airy studios for photographers, graphic designers, painters and other artists. Dozens of artists are bringing life to Mainframe Studios, which fills the former Qwest Communications office at 900 Keosauqua Way. The nonprofit organization has just […]