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First Friday // S O F T

November 4, 2022 @ 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!

OPEN STUDIOS // Mainframe Studios has a plethora of artists working on the softer side of the arts. Explore the building to see all our fiber-focused studios and more.

PUPPET POP-UP // This ain’t your grandma’s sock puppet. Don’t miss the Uplifting Puppet Company teaching puppetry as an art form.

PAR · A · DOX // Stop by the fourth-floor gallery to see a group exhibition featuring work by Jeff Ashe, Brad Ball, Joel Herron, Mindy Meinders, Scott Sjobakken, Jeffrey Thompson, Katelynn Tracy, and E J Wickes.

THIRD FLOOR // It’s all faux fur and tufting in the 3rd-floor gallery. Visit to see work by fiber artists Susannah Dotson, and Jennifer Leatherby.

AREA 3R // The freight elevator has a secret! Press 3R to see a special installation by Rachel Buse and Doug Spencer.

FOOD AND DRINK // Enjoy food and beverages provided by Tangerine Food Co plus live music in our contemporary window-lined event space

Make a night of it at Mainframe Studios, where every First Friday of the month we present a new themed art experience that is free and open to the public.


November 4, 2022
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Mainframe Studios
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Mainframe Studios
900 Keosauqua Way
Des Moines, IA 50309
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