22 Nov 2019

Mainframe artists Jay Vigon and Margo Nahas experience a surge in local fame

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Word is spreading of the famed artist duo who have studios at Mainframe. The wife and husband team have created artwork for over 80 album covers. Some include Van Halen “1984”, Prince “Purple Rain”, Fleetwood Mac “Tusk”, Stevie Wonder “The Secret Life of Plants”, and Quiet Riot “Metal Health” (Watch our video). Lately, Des Moines […]

21 Nov 2019

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

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This holiday season shop local and shop art with options galore at Mainframe Studios. With 75 artist studios and over 27 types of art represented, we make it easy to buy something special for everyone on your list. Choose from clothing, jewelry, fine art, home decor, glass art, custom gifts, workshop certificates + more!

19 Nov 2019

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY / Shop Local Shop Art

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Where + WhenSaturday, November 30 // 1-6 p.m.Mainframe Studios // 900 Keosauqua Way, Des Moines, IAFree and open to the public! SHOP LOCAL, SHOP ART // Choose from clothing, jewelry, fine art, home decor, glass art, custom gifts, workshop certificates + more! Get the best that Des Moines has to offer during your holiday shopping […]

19 Nov 2019

FIRST FRIDAY / From Pedestal to Table

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When & WhereFriday, December 6 // 5-8 p.m.Mainframe Studios // 900 Keosauqua Way, Des Moines, IAFree and open to the public! CERAMICS EXHIBITION // Guest exhibitors join Mainframe clay artists for our 2nd Annual Ceramics Invitational Show. Come experience a range of sculpture and functional art on display throughout our building. The 2019 artists are […]

18 Sep 2019

MarKaus to Headline First Friday at Mainframe

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When + WhereFriday, October 4, 2019 // 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.Mainframe Studios // 900 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA September 17, 2019 (Des Moines, IA) – Marquas “MarKaus” Ashworth will debut a single from his forthcoming album Burn the Boats during First Friday festivities at Mainframe Studios on Friday, October 4th from 5:00 to 8:00 […]

13 Sep 2019

Business Record | The push to raise $5.5 million

Business Record | The push to raise $5.5 million

27 Aug 2019

First Friday // Express Yourself

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Friday, September 6, 2019 // 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.Mainframe Studios // 900 Keosauqua Way, Des Moines, IA Come enjoy a lively evening filled with art, words, fashion and music. Deshara Bohanna debuts her wearable wreaths, Dan Troxell unveils his What is Art? exhibit, Belin Quartet fills the halls with music, Matt Corones displays his vibrant […]

2 Aug 2019

Book Signing // Blood of Dragons with Tyler Walpole

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Friday, August 16 // 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.Mainframe Studios // 900 Keosauqua Way, Des Moines, IA 50309 The public is invited to join Mainframe Studios in celebrating the release of “Blood of Dragons: Prelude,” Tyler Walpole‘s highly anticipated art book. Having years of success illustrating for clients such as Marvel Entertainment, Warner Bros Animation and […]

29 Jul 2019

First Friday // 60 FPS

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Friday, August 2, 2019 // 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.Mainframe Studios // 900 Keosauqua Way, Des Moines, IA READY TO PLAY?! // Adults and youth unite on the topic of gaming this Friday for our 2nd annual 60 FPS festival! Come experience virtual reality environments. Try your hand at new tabletop boardgames. Sit in on Capital City Drink & Draw session […]

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 […]