A Creative Community In Downtown Des Moines

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.

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May 21

IN THE AIR / A New Virtual Gathering with Regional Creatives

"In The Air" is a new happy hour series of live virtual gatherings hosted by Mainframe Studios featuring conversations with regional creatives and arts nonprofits. During the hour-long public Zoom events, attendees will hear from their favorite arts and culture nonprofits before moving into breakout rooms for smaller group happy hour experiences with guest 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.