A Creative Community In Downtown Des Moines

upcoming events Your source for First Fridays, Workshops, Classes, Special Events + More

Sep 03


In partnership with the Salmagundi Club Great Paint Out, Polk County Conservation and The Blok, Mainframe Studios presents a special juried exhibition that promotes appreciation of our natural resources.

Sep 04

Adult Art Class

Age 16+ An art class where you choose the project you create

Sep 04

Art Class Ages 5-10

One hour art class for children aged 5-10

Sep 04

Art Class Ages 9-17

One hour art class for ages 9-17

Transforming Central Iowa’s Art Scene

By creating a financially self-sustaining economic and cultural driver, serving as a national model that stands the test of time. Once fully complete, Mainframe Studios will be one of the largest affordable workspaces for artists in the country.

Explore Artists

People confuse custom with expensive. It can be formal gowns, but also your favorite pair of sweat pants that are ruined because you wore then every single day for years. Custom really means making whatever you want!


My best stuff comes when I stop thinking about it. I don’t look outside for inspiration. My new designs, with the patterns, I want to get a rep to get it to the proper places. Its all unique stuff, I haven’t’ seen this anywhere before.