First Friday / Distracted Abstract

Posted on Jun 21, 2019 in MAINFRAME News

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 a wealth of approaches to investigate!

Attendees are encouraged to find one artwork and pick out a color, a brush stroke, a shape or texture that stands out to them. Discuss it with another person and see what happens next. Come connect with community at Mainframe Studios. It’s free, family-friendly and open to the public.

Here is what ELSE is in store:

  • Public coloring wall and interactive video installation!
  • Special presentation by Distracted Ideas, MarKaus!
  • ISU Sustainable Environments Exhibit!
  • Music by DJ Episode and DJ Ism!
  • Specialty cocktails with Ziyad White Rye!
  • Food trucks!


  1. Lainey Beck// Studio #425
  2. Matt Corones // Studio #401
  3. Andy Davis// Studio #458
  4. Distracted Ideas// Studio #439
  5. Jay Griffith // Studio #408
  6. Tim Hugunin// Studio #101
  7. JC MacQueen// Studio #LL11
  8. Sue Penn// Studio #413
  9. Vannessa Sires // Studio #460
  10. Molly Spain// Studio #451
  11. Emily Stumpf// Studio #433
  12. Ted Stuart // Studio #404
  13. Ryan Topete// Drake Studio #411
  14. Wes and Joan Yeoman// Studio #409

With over 85 artists to visit with your family and friends, come make a night of it at Mainframe Studios.