Mainframe opens 58 new studios, holding open house this Friday

Des Moines-based nonprofit Mainframe Studios announced earlier this month that it has completed renovations of its third-floor, adding 58 studios to its location at 900 Keo Way.

The third-floor studios officially opened on March 1 and were pre-leased with the organization operating at 97% occupancy already. The 58 additional studios bring Mainframe’s total number of creative workspaces to 131.

“We had an extensive waitlist to pull from with artists waiting years for space while we raised funds for renovations,” said Mainframe Studios director Siobhan Spain. “We’re playing matchmaker for the final spaces and expect to have them rented soon.”

In addition to the renovation on the third floor, new windows have been added to the second floor, and the front entry plaza that faces 10th street was reconstructed. A 360-degree exterior mural and rooftop art installation are scheduled to begin in May.

Mainframe will be hosting a First Friday on April 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. to celebrate the unveiling of third floor. Click here to register for the event.

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