MEDIA ADVISORY / Public Celebration of Mainframe Studios Mainframe Studios & Liz Adelman | 06/01/2021
Media Advisory: For Friday June 4, 2021
PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF MAINFRAME STUDIOS FEATURING A NEW MURAL BY ARTIST MOLLY SPAIN
Join staff, board of directors and community advocates for an exciting announcement about the future of Mainframe Studios.
Media is invited to attend the event, details for the event are as follows:
Details:Mainframe Studios is a 501(c)3 whose mission is to provide permanent affordable workspace to artists of all disciplines. Starting this month, you will begin to see a transformation on the building featuring a 360-degree mural called “Critical Mass” by artist Molly Spain. Not only will Molly’s mural add vibrant color to the Des Moines landscape, but it will help identify Mainframe’s physical space as a place where visitors are inspired to find creativity.
“Critical Mass” is a large-scale permanent mural that will cover the entire exterior façade of Mainframe Studios’ five story building located at 900 Keosauqua Way in downtown Des Moines.
Mainframe Studios commissioned the work last year as part of its capital campaign to finish renovating the former CenturyLink facility into the largest nonprofit creative workspace in the nation. As of March 2021, Mainframe Studios has four of its five floors renovated and a total of 131 studios. These recent renovations came in under budget and occupancy was 100% within 30 days of completion. Fundraising will continue until the final floor is renovated and the organization’s financially self-sustaining business plan is fully realized.
What: Public celebration and special announcement about the future of Mainframe Studios
When: Friday, June 4, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.
Where: 900 Keosauqua Way, Des Moines, IA 50309 (free parking is available in the surface lot south of the building)
Remarks and Visual Highlights:
- Nix Lauridsen, Community Philanthropist
- Justin Mandelbaum, Mainframe Studios Founder/Principal at Mandelbaum Properties
- Siobhan Spain, Director Mainframe Studios
- Molly Spain, Mural Artist
- First Friday Celebration: https://mainframestudios.org/events/june-first-friday-above-and-beyond/
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- Twitter: @mainframearts
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