21 Jun 2019

First Friday / Distracted Abstract

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July 5, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. 900 Keosauqua Way, Des Moines, IA // Free and family-friendly Artists explore freedom of expression through use of space, form, color and textures. Abstract art invites viewers to disrupt their assumptions, let go of “getting it,” and enjoy the emotional experience the work invokes. Our artists offer […]

21 May 2019

FIRST FRIDAY / Artistic Keys

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Friday, June 7th 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. // Join us for City Sounds public piano unveiling and Momentum Art’s “Hope” exhibit featuring artists with disabilities! Get Ready! We have a fun-filled community night in store. City Sounds unveils their public pianos and Community Support Advocates’ Momentum Studio hosts an exhibition of HOPE featuring artists with […]

1 May 2019

Opportunity Knocks | Studio #101 is Available

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Bozz Prints is moving to Valley Junction Although our waitlist is 100+ artists strong, Studio #101 presents a unique enough setting that we are broadening our net. Bozz Prints is leaving big shoes to fill, and a large space. It is 1,877 square feet with 13 foot ceilings and a wall of windows facing 10th […]

30 Apr 2019

Mirza is at it again!

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Enter for a chance to win one of his acclaimed photos Friday May 3 between 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Mainframe Studios Acclaimed photographer Mirza Kudic enjoys sharing his craft with the community. During the May 3rd First Friday event at Mainframe Studios, he is holding a special prize drawing where three lucky winners will […]

24 Apr 2019

FIRST FRIDAY // Mesophases with Iowa State

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FRIDAY, MAY 3 // 5-8PM // Students of Iowa State University College of Design reveal their large-scale art installations in the atrium entrance of Mainframe Studios. Twenty-two students from seven departments, have been charged with the task of creating sculptural structures out of textiles and plaster to present the notion of space in transition. The […]

6 Mar 2019

SUNDOWN SESSIONS / 900Views Launch Party with Jordan Weber

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NEW HAPPY HOUR // Mainframe Studios + The Tangerine Food Company host an arts-focused happy hour every third Thursday of the month. Join us for a featured craft cocktail, great snacks and a brief program with special guests. We could not be more excited about our spring break edition of Sundown Sessions! 900VIEWS PODCAST LAUNCH PARTY with artist […]

6 Mar 2019


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FRIDAY APRIL 5, 2019 // 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. MAINFRAME STUDIOS // 900 KEO WAY // DOWNTOWN DES MOINESAlways free, family-friendly and open to the public. THIS JUST IN!! Limited edition “Made on Earth” T-Shirts are now available on our new pop-up shop: madeatmainframe.org. They are available for sale during our First Friday event too. […]

18 Feb 2019

Introducing Third Thursday Happy Hour

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Thursday, Feb 21 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. // Mainframe Studios + The Tangerine Food Company are excited to introduce Third Thursday Happy Hour. Come join us for a drink and nosh while enjoying a special comedy set by Sid Juwarker!!! Menu // Featured Craft Cocktail: The Ancient Mariner! Mini Charcuterie Boards Full Bar RSVP on Facebook

18 Feb 2019

First Friday / Bring it Home

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Join us Friday, March 1st from 5:00-8:00 p.m. for an art and interiors showcase! This special First Friday home show brings together interior designers, home goods retailers, furniture makers and artists for an exciting evening focused on living with art. Visit installations throughout the building that feature home interior environments that incorporate work by Mainframe […]

12 Feb 2019

Alex Brown | 1966 – 2019

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It is with a heavy heart we share news that Mainframe Studios board member, artist and friend passed away suddenly on January 30, 2019. Alex Brown made art like no other, rocked like no other, and was simply like no other in every way. Words cannot capture the extent of our community’s loss. We are […]