Join us for a very special First Friday open studio event as we join forces with Numinous Games (Studio #471) to present 60fps – an expo featuring gaming and illustration artists. We’ve extended our hours to accommodate the excitement. Come experience virtual reality environments, video games, tabletop games, arcades, comics, interactive art and more. Guest […]
Santa Claus is coming to Des Moines! Bring your family to this festive Shop & Sip event organized by Jason Wilson of Dane Fabrication in Studio #LL01. It all starts at 4:00 pm at 900 Keo Way… Dane Fabrication showcases new laser cut and woodworking decor ideas for Christmas 2018 – with 50% of proceeds […]
Joining in the ART WEEK & DES MOINES ARTS FESTIVAL festivities, come discover yet another gem in Des Moines’ art offerings. Mainframe Studios is already the largest nonprofit art studio building in the nation – an there are still two more floors to go! SATURDAY, JUNE 23 // 1-5PM // Follow 10th Street Up the […]
Mainframe Studios is hosting a special open studio event, welcoming visitors to the Des Moines Arts Festival to discover yet another gem in Des Moines’ art offerings. Our new model for art studio buildings is already the largest nonprofit art studio building in the nation – and there are still two more floors to go! […]
Visit our artists at the 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival! Community Support Advocates (Community Outreach Booth) Ben Schuh and Scott Kaven of Gustav Art (Booth GN32C) Linda Lewis (Booth LN47C) Salsa Des Moines (Community Outreach Booth) The Knotty Nail (Interactive Arts Booth at Grand & 13th) Those who have experienced the Des Moines Arts Festival® […]
You are invited! Ben Schuh and Scott Kaven of Gustav Art are putting together an action-packed night for Des Moines. Come see their projection mapping installation that incorporates responsive digital imagery with fine art and music by master electronic saxophonist Tommy Doggett. They’ll also show a selection of works prepared for Des Moines Arts Festival.
This Des Moines duo created art for some of rock’s biggest albums By Matthew Leimkuehler, email@example.com // Video Photos by Kelsey Kremer Photo shoots with Tom Petty. Car rides with Stevie Wonder. Studio time with Fleetwood Mac. One fan’s rock ‘n’ roll fantasy is reality for Jay Vigon and Margo Nahas, a husband-wife artistic duo who […]
“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 […]
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.