The Viaduct Gallery has been home to a whole slew of different artist’s works since our opening. Here is a recap of what we have seen:


February 5 – February 29, 2016
Endorphins – Details
A visually spectacular solo exhibition of mixed media installation. Objects were chosen for this installation through their association with endorphin releasing behaviors.


January 2 – January 30, 2016
Saulaman Schlegel’s Truth Decay {auxiliary} Details
This was the 2nd installment of the Truth Decay cosmos. One appendage of a larger body of work, that has transformed into a collaborative, ever-evolving project. In this instance, the unrestrained, full-body of this dark universe, in all its spectral glory; photographs, video, sound, sculpture, and performance.


December 4 – December 31, 2015
Paintpushers Presents “Local Color” – 
A collective of 15 Des Moines artists. This exhibit featured over 100 pieces of artwork. All pieces were 1 x 1 ft square, and ranged in price from $100 – $400.


November 4 – December 2, 2015
Lost in the Maze of Immigration – Details
Featuring well known Iraqi-American artists, Amer al-Obaidi, Lost in the Maze of Immigration is an exhibit the is majorly influenced by Amer’s life as an immigrant in the United States.


October 8 – November 2, 2015
Above the Fold: Event Series – Details
An exhibit and series of events designed to highlight the relationship between visual art and other facets of life. Curated by Jami Milne.


September 18 – September 30, 2015
Exoplanetary Developments – Details


August 7 – August 30, 2015
In Depth – Details


July 10 July 30, 2015
Farmivale – Details


June 24 – June 28, 2015
Urban Visionaries – Details


June 19 – June 23, 2015
48-Hour Plein Aire Painting FestivalDetails
The first annual Plein Aire Painting Festival. Artists picked up their canvas on June 19, and had 48 hours to paint a scene of their choosing. Paintings were displayed and auctioned on June 22 and 23, 2015.


May 13 – May 30, 2015
PedalArt 2015Details
A poster show with the sole focus being on bicycles. All posters designs were submitted by artists and selected for exhibition and sale.


April 27 – May 12, 2015
Grand View Student Art CompetitionDetail


March 30 – April 26, 2015
Anne Frank: A History for Today – Details
In conjunction with Repertory Theater of Iowa’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank (April 10 – 26) at the Kum & Go Theater, RTI is bringing in an exhibit from the Anne Frank Center in New York City to the Viaduct Gallery.

Anne Frank: A History for Today is a traveling exhibit that visually depicts the life of Anne Frank and the history of the Holocaust. The exhibit will be open and free to the public from March 30 – April 26 in the Viaduct Gallery of the Des Moines Social Club.


March 8 – March 28, 2015


February 6 – March 1, 2015
Ditch Asparagus – Details


January 9 – February 1, 2015
Lost and Found – Details
Wanderings down trails and bicycle paths inspired the creation of this exhibit. Meant to evoke memories and an appreciation of nature, Lost and Found culminated from the collection of objects discovered on Iowa trails.


December 5 – January 4, 2014
Dust – Details
DUST at Viaduct Gallery was one of the first of it’s kind in that it had no set limit to number of artists exhibited in the gallery at one time. Artists were added on a regular basis and the exhibit grew over time with the addition of different works.


November 14 – November 30, 2014
Henri Gueguen – Details
French artist, Henri Gueguen, has celebrated 20 years with Drake University and the University of Nantes. His exhibit was inspired by his time spent as a young boy watching his grandmother get ready, hence the theme of “tall, slim lady.”


November 7, 2014
Instagrammies – Details
The Instagrammies was a contest held by the Des Moines Social Club challenging grammers to get more than just likes for their creative shots. The finalist photos were featured in the Viaduct Gallery and the ultimate winners were featured in the 2014 Social Club annual report.


October 3 – November 2, 2014
FarmHer – Details
FarmHer documents women in agriculture through photography. The exhibit celebrated the mostly undocumented role women have played in farming throughout the years.


September 5 – September 28, 2014
Drive – Details
The Des Moines Social Club partnered with the Des Moines Concours d’Elegance in presenting DRIVE. The exhibit was composed entirely of Iowa artists like: Deb Anders-Bond, Nicole Dyar and Cynthia Griggs.


August 17, August 24, and August 31, 2014
Portrait Studio by Rachel Buse, Cat Rocketship and Jon Pearson – Photos


August 15 – August 31, 2014
The One’s We Love, Curated by Lindley Warren – Photos


July 18 – August 10, 2014
Amy Uthus – Sentinel – Photos


June 27 – July 13, 2014
Urban Visionaries – Photos


June 2 – June 22, 2014
The Loneliest Planet by Van Holmgren – Photos


May 16 – June 1, 2014
PedalArt Des Moines – Photos
In collaboration with the Des Moines Bicycle Collective, the Des Moines Social Club hosted PedalArt 2014. A poster show with the sole focus being on bicycles. All posters designs were submitted by artists and selected for exhibition and sale.


April 18 – May 11, 2014
Grand View Art & Design Department’s Annual Student Competition – Photos


March 14 – April 13, 2014
Interface – Photos