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Paint it Plein Air

August 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until August 29, 2021


In partnership with the Salmagundi Club Great Paint Out, Mainframe Studios is pleased to present this event and exhibition that promotes appreciation of our natural resources.

A special thank you to The Blok Art Supplies and Polk County Conservation for providing organizational support and award prizes.

You are invited to register for these exciting painting events and exhibition celebration. No matter your experience, we welcome you to try your hand at painting the landscape in the open air. Choose from three selected locations in our local parks as your subject. Need support or inspiration? We have guest artists scheduling times at these locations to help you enjoy the experience. Painting event locations and times will be emailed to all registrants.

Guest artists include Gary Hoff, Jeff Klisaris, Ben Schuh and more!


Invitations to paint with guest artists at three different local parks, which will take place August 27-29.
Special offers by The Blok on plein air painting kits
Option to display your work in our juried Paint It Plein Air art exhibition to be held September 3, 2021 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Mainframe Studios.

Deadline to register is August 26, 2021.
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Mainframe Studios is a 501(c)3 nonprofit providing permanent affordable workspace to artists of all disciplines. It is 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. Learn more at and @mainframearts.

The Blok fine art supply store is locally owned and located at Mainframe Studios Studio #101. Stop in to shop or visit and @theblokdsm.

Polk County Conservation offers the public year-round education and recreation programs, volunteer opportunities, and trips. Explore more than 15,000 acres of prairies, wetlands, woodlands, trails, and parks! Located in the state’s most populated county, Polk County Conservation manages 22 parks, wildlife areas, and recreational trails. Learn more at and @polkcountyconservation.

Salmagundi is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), professional and social club, created in 1871 by artists and patrons to support one another. It is one of America’s oldest arts organizations with more than 1,100 current members throughout the United States and abroad. Learn more at and @salmagundiclub.


August 27
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Mainframe Studios
900 Keosauqua Way
Des Moines, IA 50309
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