Viaduct Gallery


About the Viaduct Gallery

The Des Moines Social Club’s Viaduct Gallery (900 Mulberry St.), sponsored in part by Grand View University, is Des Moines’ new 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.

The Viaduct Gallery, led by Director Elise Goodmann, is curated by local artists Rachel Buse, Joe Crimmings, Benjamin Gardner, Jami Graves and Aaron Tinder.

Download the artist application.

The gallery is available to host special events and private functions. Contact for more information.


Current Exhibition

The Ones We Love, Curated by Lindley Warren – August 15 – August 31 // Opening Reception August 15, 7-10 pm – Photos
Portrait Studio by Rachel Buse, Cat Rocketship, Jon Pearson – August 17, August 24, August 31

Upcoming Exhibitions

Drive, presented in partner with Des Moines Concours D’elegance – September 5 – September 28 // Opening Reception Sept. 5th, 7-10pm – Details

FarmHer – October 3 – November 2 // Opening Reception October 3, 7-10pm

Past Exhibitions

Interface: March 14 – April 13 - Photos
Grand View Art & Design Department’s Annual Student Competition: April 18 – May 11
PedalArt Des Moines: May 16 – June 1 – Photos
The Loneliest Planet by Van Holmgren – June 2 – June 22 – Photos
Urban Visionaries - June 27-July 13 - Photos
Amy Uthus – Sentinel – July 18-August 10 // Opening Reception July 18, 7-10pm - Photos


Gallery Talks

Monday, August 18th, 6pm – The Ones We Love with Lindley Warren and Annick Sjobakken – Details


Coming in 2014


Roll out the red carpet for those hoping to become Insta-famous during the inaugural Instagrammies! Anyone can submit photos, and our guest judges will pick the winners in a variety of categories, including: food, nature, cats, animals that aren’t cats, selfies (duh) and others. Prizes will also be awarded to the people’s choice winner.

Call-for-Entry Art Shows

Artists will submit shows and ideas, and this ongoing process of incoming entries will be a vital component of the Viaduct Gallery. Additionally, we will host medium-specific, genre-specific and other specialized shows in the gallery.


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