31 Aug 2017

Mainframe Studios Opens: Welcoming 65 artists, 4 arts-related nonprofits and The Tangerine Food Company

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Media Advisory for September 6, 2017 What: Mainframe Studios Media Day and Ribbon Cutting Who: Founder & President Justin Mandelbaum, Director Siobhan Spain, The Tangerine Food Company, Simonson & Associates Architects, Trilix Marketing Group, Community Support Advocates, Des Moines Music Coalition, KFMG-FM Radio, Salsa Des Moines and tenant artists are available for interviews and comments. […]

3 Jul 2017

UPDATE | Occupancy

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We are pleased to report that a temporary occupancy for fourth floor has been achieved. There are a handful of Phase 1 artists moving into their spaces now and the rest will join them on August 1st. Construction is still proceeding on the first floor and lower level through the month of July. Visitors can […]

10 Apr 2017

PRESS RELEASE | New Momentum Art Studio Needs Your Votes

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Momentum Art Studio for individuals with disabilities asks for your vote April 12 – May 12 Community Support Advocates’ USA TODAY Network “A Community Thrives” video submission requires votes to win grant support for a new art studio planned in Mainframe Studios Vote here: http://act.usatoday.com/submit-an-idea/#/gallery/60445384 Des Moines, Iowa (April 10, 2017) – Community […]

2 Feb 2017

PRESS RELEASE | A New Model for Art Studio Buildings Takes Shape in Des Moines, Iowa

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mainframe Studios Begins Pre-leasing Des Moines, IA (February 2, 2017) – Mainframe Studios (mainframestudios.org) has started its pre-leasing process for what promises to be a new nonprofit model for artist studio buildings. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, the organization’s 154,000 square foot facility will feature 180 artist studios, arts-related nonprofit offices, […]

27 Jan 2017

E-NEWS | Pre-Leasing Begins

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It’s happening! Mainframe Studios is pleased to announce that our pre-leasing application is now live. We encourage all artists looking for studio space to apply since those who are not awarded a studio during Phase 1 due to strong demand will be prioritized for Phase 2 studios. This is time for arts-related nonprofits to apply […]

2 Nov 2016

Renovation | Window Installation Begins

We’ve waited long enough! Renovations at Mainframe Studios are underway. Those driving by the building this month will notice new windows being installed on our fourth floor. We are excited to share these lapse videos and images of cutting out the first window opening. It’s the smallest window on the floor, which faces west. It provided a perfect […]

30 Aug 2016

Des Moines Register | Construction to Start on Downtown Artist Studios

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A nonprofit plans to turn a downtown office into nearly 200 artists studios. A recent land sale put the project a step closer to reality. By JOEL ASCHBRENNER | August 30, 2016 The proposal to create a five-story complex of artist studios in downtown Des Moines just took a key step forward. Mainframe Studios, the nonprofit […]

25 Aug 2016

Business Record | Mandelbaums following path they predicted for Mainframe Studios

BY KENT DARR, Senior Staff Writer Thursday, August 25, 2016 If Justin Mandelbaum was getting impatient to start converting a telecommunications building into a multipurpose space for artists and nonprofit organizations, he wasn’t showing it. Mandelbaum, and his father, John, wanted the project to be self-sustaining. The first indication that they are sticking to that […]

24 Aug 2016

PRESS RELEASE | Construction to begin at Mainframe Studios

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Permanent affordable artist workspace becoming a reality in Des Moines Des Moines, IA (August 24, 2016) – Mainframe Studios (MainframeStudios.org) is beginning its renovation to convert the former CenturyLink facility at 900 Keosauqua Way in downtown Des Moines into permanent affordable workspace for artists of all disciplines. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit has sold a portion of […]

10 Aug 2016

Call for Volunteers: Photographers

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Mainframe Studios is starting renovations! We firmed up details for the demolition plan during yesterday’s walk-through. Now we’re seeking a few photographers interested in helping document the process from start to finish. This will be an exciting opportunity to have an insider’s access to the project. Before work begins we hope to begin documenting all aspects of the building next […]