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 […]

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?   The Iowa International Center’s Passport to Prosperity Awards Celebration and Gala is a unique and inspiring event featuring award presentations to select immigrants and refugees in Iowa who make our community better. As well as cultural entertainment and a menu representative of the […]

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. […]

2 Aug 2018

Business Record | Artist uses gaming to help cancer patients

BY PERRY BEEMAN, Managing Editor Thursday, August 2, 2018 1:39 PM This Friday, Mainframe Studios’ monthly open house will feature doses of virtual reality, gaming and co-host Josh Larson’s Numinous Games, which helps cancer patients among others. The company’s latest release is “Galaxies of Hope,” developed for Novartis Pharmaceuticals and described as “a content-rich, poetic, […]

28 Jul 2018

NEWS RELEASE | Mainframe Studios Hosts Gaming Expo “60 fps” August 3

Mainframe Studios Hosts Gaming Expo “60 fps” August 3 The First Friday event is co-hosted by Numinous Games, a leading-edge game developer of interactive documentaries Galaxies of Hope and That Dragon, Cancer July 28, 2018 (Des Moines, Iowa) – On August 3rd from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. Mainframe Studios is hosting “60 fps,” a First […]

23 Jul 2018

FIRST FRIDAY | 60 fps Expo

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 […]

23 Jul 2018

JULY 27 | Christmas in July

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 […]

7 Jun 2018

ART WEEK | Open Studio Event with Gustav Art

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! […]

7 Jun 2018

#artistsofmainframe | Des Moines Arts Festival

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® […]