13 Nov 2018

NEWS RELEASE // Two Dads, Two Daughters & One Cause at Mainframe Studios

Two artists team up to help find a cure for a fatal disease that both of their daughters suffer from – cystic fibrosis (CF).  Des Moines, IA (November 15, 2018) – Artists Tim Hugunin and Jeff Rider are painters at Mainframe Studios who both have daughters suffering from cystic fibrosis (CF). On Saturday, November 24th […]

6 Nov 2018

UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY // Lee Emma Running’s Five Miles From Fayette

Mainframe artist Lee Emma Running recently finished a permanent art installation titled “Five Miles from Fayette” at Upper Iowa University’s Edgar Fine Arts Hall. Running’s “Five Miles From Fayette” is a site-specific window installation inspired by the C.C. Parker Herbarium of Upper Iowa University. According to the University Archives, C.C. Parker became UIU’s first professor of […]

30 Oct 2018

SMALL BIZ GIVE BIG // Open Studio Event

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Guest artists join us to celebrate Small Business Saturday… and we’ll be giving back! Participating artists are donating a portion of sales to worthy causes. Kick off your gift giving with giveaways, live music, delicious eats and more. DATE + TIMES Saturday, November 24 // 10 AM to 4 PM Live Music by Courtney Krause […]

10 Oct 2018

FIRST FRIDAY | Fire Up! November 2

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From pedestal to table, Mainframe Studios showcases ceramic artists. Guest exhibitors are joining Mainframe Studios artists to show what clay can do! Come join us Friday, November 2nd from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. RSVP via Facebook here! As always, our open studio events are free and open to the public. We feature a different genre of […]

28 Sep 2018

FIRST FRIDAY | The Art of Momentum

  THE ART OF MOMENTUM // Join us in honoring Disabilities Awareness Month with Community Support Advocates (CSA) and their Momentum Art Studio. CSA’s Momentum program recently won the Governor’s Arts Award, recognizing their significant impact on the vitality of the arts in Iowa. Working with artists with disabilities and mental health issues, CSA’s Momentum Art […]

17 Sep 2018

BUSINESS RECORD: For retailers, it can be a circus out there

BY KENT DARR, Senior Staff Writer, Business Record Friday, September 14, 2018 6:00 AM A couple of weeks ago, when it was little more than a rumor that Younkers and all of the other brands under the house of Bon-Ton would be reborn out of liquidation, retail specialist Laura Rowley did some speculating on what […]

15 Sep 2018

Drake art alumni launch careers and build community at Mainframe Studios

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Drake University | News & Events | Link As nightfall drops its canvas on Des Moines, the scent of latex house paint seeps from Studio 411 at Mainframe Studios. Betsy Hart, AS’16, pours a large circle of a Drake blue shade on an oversized glass frame where it fuses with layers of red and gray. […]

3 Sep 2018

FIRST FRIDAY | Get Styled | Sept 7

LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET // We are literally rolling out the red carpet this Friday! Join us for an exciting evening of fashion-forward festivities. Photographer and artist Jami Milne joins the party to capture runway looks set against the backdrop of new colorful sculptures and large paintings by Matt Corones. Models will be wearing styles by Mainframe artists […]

13 Aug 2018

IOWA INTERNATIONAL CENTER | Mirza Kudic Receives Passport to Prosperity Award

Congratulations to photographer Mirza Kudic (Studio #421) for this award recognition!   Mainframe Studios was honored to offer its full support of Mirza Kudic and his Passport to Prosperity 2018 Nomination. He is an inspiration to our growing community. We provide permanent affordable workspaces to artists of all disciplines and Mirza is one of our […]

13 Aug 2018

IOWA ARTS COUNCIL | Community Support Advocates Win Governor’s Arts Award

Congratulations to Community Support Advocates and their Momentum Art Studio (#104 in Mainframe Studios)! Arts Group Helps People with Disabilities Christina Smith didn’t develop the Momentum program to win any shiny awards. She did it to help people with physical and mental disabilities express themselves through art. But the program’s new Governor’s Arts Award sure doesn’t hurt. […]