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.
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Please note our Viaduct Gallery Hours reflect when the building is open to the public, not when Gallery Attendants will be present. If you’d like to personally speak with a Gallery Attendant please contact us to arrange a time.
View all open calls for work here.
UPCOMING EXHIBITS & EVENTS
The calendar has all the goings on at Des Moines Social Club. Looking for a Viaduct Gallery exhibit or event? Check out the UPCOMING EVENTS list on the right.
Missed an exhibit? We’ve got you covered. Check out all of our past exhibits here.
EXHIBIT SUBMISSION PROCESS:
- Samples of work (scans or photos) and/or an online professional portfolio/website
- Aspirations for a show (time of year, length of show, juried and/or solo show, amount of work you have, & desire to sell your original work or copies)
- Communicate your vision and/or provide an artist statement
Submissions are then discussed at Gallery Staff meetings and are decided based upon calendar availability & a consensus on work fitting the Viaduct Gallery’s vision.
THE GALLERY SHOP
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. More info here.
PRIVATE EVENT RENTALS
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. Keep in mind that this space is ever-changing. The space you see today will be very different in a few weeks.