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May 07

First Friday / STYLE GUIDES

Need a new spring look? The artists of Mainframe Studios are ready to be your style guides at this fashion showcase.

May 08

Art Adventures Ages 5-10

Guided art class for children aged 5-10

May 08

Art Adventures Ages 9-17

Choice based art class for children 9-17

May 08

Adult Art Class

Ages 16+ Looking for an excuse to get out of the house and be creative. This is it! Bring a project you need to finish or use my supplies to start a new one. This is a great opportunity to get my input and make art with other creatives.

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.