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

Aug 06

Sunset Sailing - A Virtual Class

1 DAY CLASS: $40 and 3 hours of learning! A punch of color and a beautiful sunset. Let's enjoy this sailing ride!

Aug 07

First Friday / Art of Our Time

A special benefit art show on view in-person at Mainframe Studios during its First Friday reopening from 5-8PM by limited reservation only. All works for sale are at artofourtime.org with new works continually being added until August 7.

Aug 19

Asparagus - A Virtual Art Class

2 hours and $20 per computer

Aug 29

English Cottage - A Virtual Art Class

2 Day Class - 29th and 30th from 7pm - 9pm

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.