“The Baker’s Boy” is just one of many characters drawn by Iowa legend Ding Darling in his world travels a century ago. A treasury of Darling’s personal sketchbooks and other artifacts form the foundation for a new center that commemorates the Pulitzer-winning Des Moines Register cartoonist and conservationist. A new center preserves the legacy of […]
Above: “Don’t let anyone else determine your dreams,” says Robert John Ford, who is fulfilling a dream of producing long-run theatrical productions in Des Moines. January 9, 2018 Writer: Brianne Sanchez Photographer: Duane Tinkey The roving playwright finally has a stage to call home. When the curtain rises Jan. 11 in the new theater space […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 & […]