Events

EXPERIENCE ART AT MAINFRAME / Enjoy First Friday open studio festivities, artist-led workshops, public gatherings and more. 

FIRST FRIDAY / Occuring on the first friday of every month these themed open studio events are your chance to tour over 130 artist studios, enjoy special exhibitions, food and live music. Always free and open to the public.

Oct 01

Art Class Ages 5-10

Host: Jess Quinn

Time: 10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

Jess Quinn, licensed art educator, in studio #407 will introduce your child to basic art techniques that will provide a solid foundation for future art lovers and artists. Children will explore art using paint, oil pastels, and drawing media. This unique learning experience places an emphasis on having fun while exploring creativity.

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Oct 01

Art Class Ages 9-17

Host: Jess Quinn

Time: 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

Students choose what they want to create in this one hour art class with certified art educator, Jess Quinn. They start by choosing the medium, acrylics, watercolors, pencils, markers, or mixed media. Next they decide their subject, landscape, abstract, animals, people etc. All materials as well as guidance and instruction are given during the class. Class held in studio #407

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Oct 01

Adult Art Class

Host: Jess Quinn

Time: 1:30 PM — 3:00 PM

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 input and make art with other creatives. Are you a beginner? This class is for you too! I will help guide you in making an artwork you can be proud of. Taught by Jess Quinn, a certified art educator and artist; class held in studio #407

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Oct 07

FIRST FRIDAY / Momentum

Host: Mainframe Studios and Community Support Advocates

Time: 5:00 PM — 8:00 PM

18th Annual Works of Growth & Recovery juried exhibition featuring Central Iowa artists living with disabilities or mental illness.

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Oct 08

Art Class Ages 9-17

Host: Jess Quinn

Time: 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

Students choose what they want to create in this one hour art class with certified art educator, Jess Quinn. They start by choosing the medium, acrylics, watercolors, pencils, markers, or mixed media. Next they decide their subject, landscape, abstract, animals, people etc. All materials as well as guidance and instruction are given during the class. Class held in studio #407

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Oct 08

Art Class Ages 5-10

Host: Jess Quinn

Time: 10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

Jess Quinn, licensed art educator, in studio #407 will introduce your child to basic art techniques that will provide a solid foundation for future art lovers and artists. Children will explore art using paint, oil pastels, and drawing media. This unique learning experience places an emphasis on having fun while exploring creativity.

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Oct 08

Adult Art Class Ages 16+

Host: Jess Quinn

Time: 1:30 PM — 3:00 PM

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 input and make art with other creatives. Are you a beginner? This class is for you too! I will help guide you in making an artwork you can be proud of. Taught by Jess Quinn, a certified art educator and artist; classes held in studio #407

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Oct 22

Art Class Ages 5-10

Host: Jess Quinn

Time: 10:30 PM — 11:30 PM

Jess Quinn, licensed art educator, in studio #407 will introduce your child to basic art techniques that will provide a solid foundation for future art lovers and artists. Children will explore art using paint, oil pastels, and drawing media. This unique learning experience places an emphasis on having fun while exploring creativity.

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Oct 22

Adult Art Class

Host: Jess Quinn

Time: 1:30 PM — 3:00 PM

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 input and make art with other creatives. Are you a beginner? This class is for you too! I will help guide you in making an artwork you can be proud of. Taught by Jess Quinn, a certified art educator and artist, classes held in studio #407

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Oct 22

Art Class Ages 9-17

Host: Jess Quinn

Time: 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

Students choose what they want to create in this one hour art class with certified art educator, Jess Quinn. They start by choosing the medium, acrylics, watercolors, pencils, markers, or mixed media. Next they decide their subject, landscape, abstract, animals, people etc. All materials as well as guidance and instruction are given during the class. Class held in studio #407

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Nov 04

FIRST FRIDAY // S O F T

Host: Mainframe Studios

Time: 5:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Weave your way through our open studios at this fiber-focused event. We're celebrating everything SOFT at Mainframe Studios. Quilting, tufting, fabric design, sock puppets, and more!

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Nov 05

Art Class Ages 5-10

Host: Jess Quinn

Time: 10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

Jess Quinn, licensed art educator, in studio #407 will introduce your child to basic art techniques that will provide a solid foundation for future art lovers and artists. Children will explore art using paint, oil pastels, and drawing media. This unique learning experience places an emphasis on having fun while exploring creativity.

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Nov 05

Art Class Ages 9-17

Host: Jess Quinn

Time: 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

Students choose what they want to create in this one hour art class with certified art educator, Jess Quinn. They start by choosing the medium, acrylics, watercolors, pencils, markers, or mixed media. Next they decide their subject, landscape, abstract, animals, people etc. All materials as well as guidance and instruction are given during the class. Class held in studio #407

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Nov 12

Art Class Ages 5-10

Host: Jess Quinn

Time: 10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

Jess Quinn, licensed art educator, in studio #407 will introduce your child to basic art techniques that will provide a solid foundation for future art lovers and artists. Children will explore art using paint, oil pastels, and drawing media. This unique learning experience places an emphasis on having fun while exploring creativity.

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Nov 12

Art Class Ages 9-17

Host: Jess Quinn

Time: 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

Students choose what they want to create in this one hour art class with certified art educator, Jess Quinn. They start by choosing the medium, acrylics, watercolors, pencils, markers, or mixed media. Next they decide their subject, landscape, abstract, animals, people etc. All materials as well as guidance and instruction are given during the class. Class held in studio #407

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Nov 19

Art Class Ages 9-17

Host: Jess Quinn

Time: 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

Students choose what they want to create in this one hour art class with certified art educator, Jess Quinn. They start by choosing the medium, acrylics, watercolors, pencils, markers, or mixed media. Next they decide their subject, landscape, abstract, animals, people etc. All materials as well as guidance and instruction are given during the class. Class held in studio #407

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Nov 19

Art Class Ages 5-10

Host: Jess Quinn

Time: 10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

Jess Quinn, licensed art educator, in studio #407 will introduce your child to basic art techniques that will provide a solid foundation for future art lovers and artists. Children will explore art using paint, oil pastels, and drawing media. This unique learning experience places an emphasis on having fun while exploring creativity.

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Dec 02

FIRST FRIDAY // Annual Ceramics Invitational

Host: Mainframe Studios

Time: 5:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Celebrate all things clay at Mainframe Studios' 3rd annual ceramics invitational. Local artists exhibit clay sculpture and pottery, plus a visit from Central Academy students, and four floors of open studios.

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Dec 03

Art Class Ages 9-17

Host: Jess Quinn

Time: 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

Students choose what they want to create in this one hour art class with certified art educator, Jess Quinn. They start by choosing the medium, acrylics, watercolors, pencils, markers, or mixed media. Next they decide their subject, landscape, abstract, animals, people etc. All materials as well as guidance and instruction are given during the class. Class held in studio #407

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Dec 03

Art Class Ages 5-10

Host: Jess Quinn

Time: 10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

Jess Quinn, licensed art educator, in studio #407 will introduce your child to basic art techniques that will provide a solid foundation for future art lovers and artists. Children will explore art using paint, oil pastels, and drawing media. This unique learning experience places an emphasis on having fun while exploring creativity.

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