Viaduct Gallery


The Des Moines Social Club’s Viaduct Gallery, sponsored in part by Grand View University, is Des Moines’ newest visual art home; exhibiting works by emerging local, regional, national, and international artists.

Committed to supporting artists and creating opportunities to enhance the art scene in Des Moines, the Viaduct Gallery connects the community with progressive and dynamic art of all mediums.

The 1,800+ square foot space is located on the first floor of the Des Moines Social Club, adjacent to Capes Kafé and Malo Restaurant.

Viaduct Gallery exhibits are curated by a team of local artists.

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While the upper level of the gallery features a new exhibition every month of the year. The lower level of the gallery is a space with a unique array of original artwork, prints, jewelry, pottery, and other gifts at a variety of price points. All items for sale in The Shop are created by Iowa artists. Contact if you are interested in selling your work at The Shop.


Viaduct Gallery is a unique space that is occasionally utilized for private events. Cocktail parties, networking events, and even book clubs have found the gallery to be a great space for socializing in a creative atmosphere. If you are interested in renting the gallery for your next event, check out our Rentals page HERE. Keep in mind that this space is ever-changing. The space you see today will be very different in a few weeks.



Heather Whittlesey – Endorphins - February 5 to 29, 2016
Endorphins is a visually spectacular solo exhibition of mixed media installation. Objects were chosen for this installation through their association with endorphin releasing behaviors.

Gallery Talk is Saturday, February 20th, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


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Various Artists – The Big Dance
Opening Night is Friday, March 4th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Big Dance is a juried exhibition. Any interested artists, please send submission electronically to, by February 16, 2016. (call for submissions)

War Paint – Friday, March 18th, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


Taylor Yocom – Guarded
Opening Night is Friday, April 1st, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Guarded is a perception altering exhibit about gender discrepancies in vulnerability. Showcasing the various tools women use to keep themselves safe on walks home, alone, at night.


Des Moines Girl Gang
Opening Night is Friday, April 15th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Grandview Student Exhibition
Opening Night is Friday, May 6th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Opening Night is Friday, May 20th, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (call for submissions)




To view exhibits that have previously been featured in Viaduct Gallery, please click here.

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