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 […]

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. […]