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.
The gallery is available to host special events and private functions. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Amy Uthus – Sentinel – July 18-August 10 // Opening Reception July 18, 7-10pm – Photos
The Ones We Love, Curated by Lindley Warren – August 15 – August 31 // Opening Reception August 15, 7-10 pm - Details
Portrait Studio by Rachel Buse, Cat Rocketship, Jon Pearson – August 17, August 24, August 31 – Details
Drive – September 5 – September 28 // Opening Reception Sept. 5th, 7-10pm
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
Monday, August 4, 6pm – Collecting – Details
Monday, August 18th, 6pm – The Ones We Love with Lindley Warren and Annick Sjobakken – Details
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.
Coming in 2015
The Artist Residency program at the Viaduct Gallery will provide artists with a chance to expand beyond just a gallery show. They’ll not only present; they’ll create, teach and reflect at the DMSC. Open to artists local and national/international levels, it creates space for artists to explore their work within a new community — fostering artistic growth personally and communally.