31 Dec 2019

FIRST FRIDAY / Keep It Mellow

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2018 was so awesome we are starting off 2019 nice and easy. Come on by with family, friends and visitors for artful fun as we keep it mellow and gear up for another year of exciting events. See you soon!

31 Dec 2019

WHO-TV 13 / Mainframe Studios Working to Make Des Moines a City Known for Art

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BY MICHAEL DASILVA, WHO-TV CHANNEL 13, DECEMBER 31, 2018 DES MOINES, Iowa — 2019 will bring some changes to downtown Des Moines, and it could bring more artists to the area if a Des Moines developer has his way. “I think that fundamentally art is what makes a city exciting,” said Justin Mandelbaum, a local real estate developer and the […]

14 Dec 2018

LAST CALL // Gifts from our artists please all

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Our final open studio party of the year! SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2210 AM to 4PM Make your last buys your best buys. We promise to make it easy and fun.  Bring your family, friends and visitors for unique last-minute gifts, door prizes, music, food, drinks, kid activities and more. Here’s a snapshot of what you can […]

4 Dec 2018

FIRST FRIDAY // Glass Art with JJ Gaffers Studio

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GLASS ART // Mainframe Studios heats up the winter with glass artistry that will blow your mind. This month’s theme brings together a talented pool of glass blowers, stained glass artists and torch workers led by our own JJ Gaffers in Studio LL02. Bring the family for a festive evening with music, food and a […]

15 Nov 2018

NEWS RELEASE // Two Dads, Two Daughters & One Cause at Mainframe Studios

Two artists team up to help find a cure for a fatal disease that both of their daughters suffer from – cystic fibrosis (CF).  Des Moines, IA (November 17, 2018) – Artists Tim Hugunin and Jeff Rider are painters at Mainframe Studios who both have daughters suffering from cystic fibrosis (CF). On Saturday, November 24th […]

6 Nov 2018

UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY // Lee Emma Running’s Five Miles From Fayette

Mainframe artist Lee Emma Running recently finished a permanent art installation titled “Five Miles from Fayette” at Upper Iowa University’s Edgar Fine Arts Hall. Running’s “Five Miles From Fayette” is a site-specific window installation inspired by the C.C. Parker Herbarium of Upper Iowa University. According to the University Archives, C.C. Parker became UIU’s first professor of […]

30 Oct 2018

SMALL BIZ GIVE BIG // Open Studio Event

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Guest artists join us to celebrate Small Business Saturday… and we’ll be giving back! Participating artists are donating a portion of sales to worthy causes. Kick off your gift giving with giveaways, live music, delicious eats and more. DATE + TIMES Saturday, November 24 // 10 AM to 4 PM Live Music by Courtney Krause […]

30 Oct 2018

HEARTLAND SUMMIT // Secret Sauce Panel Discussion

October 18-21, 2018 // Bentonville, Arkansas // theheartlandsummit.org Mainframe Studios Director Siobhan Spain was invited to the Heartland Summit to take part in an opening panel discussion titled “Secret Sauce: Recipes for Success.” The theme of the overall conference was to #meetinthemiddle. As host The Walton Family Foundation stated: The mission of the Heartland Summit is […]

10 Oct 2018

FIRST FRIDAY | Fire Up! November 2

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From pedestal to table, Mainframe Studios showcases ceramic artists. Guest exhibitors are joining Mainframe Studios artists to show what clay can do! Come join us Friday, November 2nd from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. RSVP via Facebook here! As always, our open studio events are free and open to the public. We feature a different genre of […]

28 Sep 2018

FIRST FRIDAY | The Art of Momentum

  THE ART OF MOMENTUM // Join us in honoring Disabilities Awareness Month with Community Support Advocates (CSA) and their Momentum Art Studio. CSA’s Momentum program recently won the Governor’s Arts Award, recognizing their significant impact on the vitality of the arts in Iowa. Working with artists with disabilities and mental health issues, CSA’s Momentum Art […]