Art Gallery

Welcome to Artisan Gallery 218

Iowa-made Fine Art

Founded in 2015, Artisan Gallery 218 is an artist-owned fine art gallery representing the work of over 40 Iowa artists.  Home to a wide range of artists and artistic styles, Artisan Gallery 218 has become one of the most talked about galleries in the area. Spend your day admiring beautiful works of art at our showroom and make sure to check out our upcoming events, classes, and new exhibits.

 
 

Current Exhibitions

Don’t Miss Them

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The GAIA Project - A Climate Crisis Dialogue

Apr 8 - Jun 30

Artist Reception Friday Apr 22nd, 5-9pm

An All Gallery Exhibit
Guest speakers throughout the month of April.
 
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GAIA (noun): the hypothesis that the living and nonliving components of earth function as a single system in such a way that the living component regulates and maintains conditions (such as the temperature of the ocean or composition of the atmosphere) so as to be suitable for life and this system is regarded as a single organism.


NASA’s global watch states this:  The effects of human-caused global warming are happening now, are irreversible on the timescale of people alive today, and will worsen in the decades to come.


Kline-Misol’s recent work is a four panel Polyptych quoting the prophetic words in 1854 of a Suquamish  Native American leader, predicting the disasters that are happening today.

In April the gallery will be collaborating with the Upper Mississippi River Initiative to host exhibits, book signings and gallery talks addressing the current water quality issues, rapid species extinctions, and dangerous destabilization of the earths ‘s climate. The gallery will celebrate Earth Day on Friday, April 22 with artists reception from 5-9PM.

Covid Protocol is requested.

We would love to see you there!

 

Upcoming Classes

  • May 15, 1:00 PM – May 22, 4:30 PM
    Artisan Gallery 218, 218 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265, USA
    Beginning level class. This is a 2 week class on Sundays. The first Sunday you will design, plan and form your metal clay. The second Sunday you will shape your metal into a ring and give it a final polish.
  • May 21, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Artisan Gallery 218, 218 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265, USA
    This class builds on her Step One Class offered in March. Gin Lammert is best known for her ability to capture the likeness and essence of individuals in portrait work. Learn her technique for creating portraits using soft pastels.
  • Jun 07, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Artisan Gallery 218, 218 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265, USA
    Previous Wirework experience required
  • Jun 11, 12:00 PM – Aug 13, 2:00 PM
    Artisan Gallery 218, 218 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265, USA
    SORRY THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL. Class will be offered to 8 to 10 year olds and will be held on Saturday afternoons from 12-2 PM beginning on June 11th and continuing to August 13th for 10 consecutive Saturday classes. Cost $160 per student limited to 6 students.
  • Jun 12, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM CDT
    Artisan Gallery 218, 218 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265, USA
    This fun and easy beginner class will teach you how to etch on metal using laser toner as the resist and ferric chloride as the etchant.
  • Jun 14, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Artisan Gallery 218, 218 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265, USA
    Learn how to design and construct a bracelet and a pair of earrings using basic wire working techniques: simple loops, wrapped loops, and attaching clasps and ear wires.
  • Jun 21, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    West Des Moines, 218 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265, USA
    Beginner Class - Introduction to Fold Forming using a butane torch. Make either a pair of earrings or a pendant.
  • Jun 26, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM CDT
    Artisan Gallery 218, 218 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265, USA
    In this fun beginning class you will learn how to make and use rivets and eyelets to create a pair of earrings.
  • Jul 10, 1:00 PM – Jul 17, 4:30 PM
    Artisan Gallery 218, 218 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265, USA
    Beginning level class. This is a 2 week class on Sundays. The first Sunday you will design, plan and form your metal clay. The second Sunday you will shape your metal into a ring and give it a final polish.
  • Jul 12, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Artisan Gallery 218, 218 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265, USA
    In this class you will learn how to design and create a necklace using beads of your choice.
  • Jul 24, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Artisan Gallery 218, 218 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265, USA
    In this beginning class, you will learn how to safely handle a small butane torch to solder sterling silver wire to make links and join the links together to form a bracelet.
  • May 10, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Artisan Gallery 218, 218 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265, USA
    In this class you will learn how to design and create a necklace
 
 

Meet the Team

Artist Owners of Artisan Gallery 218

Annie Temple

Anne M. Temple attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and studied drawing, painting and jewelry making. Anne has worked in many mediums including fiber and enjoys creating scarves and clothing using eco printing also known as botanical printing.  She uses natural leaves and flowers to create clear and crisp  prints using natural and acid dyes as well as mordants and modifiers.

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Marybeth Heikes

Marybeth Heikes has been drawing and painting her whole life. Her watercolors and acrylic collages are characterized by dramatic designs and bold, tropical colors. Her passion is still lifes, animals, and city and rural landscapes. 


Ms Heikes' artwork has been exhibited throughout the U.S. in numerous juried competitions where she has garnered many awards.  Her work is found in many private and public collections throughout the United States and Europe and has been published in the watercolor issue of American Artist; The Artists’ Magazine; Iowa Woman; Sunshine Artist; and The Best of Sketching and Drawing. 

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Mary Kline-Misol

Mary Kline-Misol is a Regionalist painter with work in a widening circle of private and public collections in the Midwest including, Dubuque Museum of Art,Sioux City Art Center,Brunnier Art Museum, and the World Food Prize.

Mary's imagery revolves around figurative subjects, compositions, botanicals, and landscapes. Her still life works incorporate ethnic objects, such as puppets and ceramic figures, that she personifies with their placement in the compositions. Mary strives for a portrait-like quality in her figurative works. She is influenced by literature, myth, poetry, and the wildlife in her own backyard.

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Victoria Herring

Victoria L. Herring is a fine art architectural and travel photographer whose work has won awards in competitions nationwide.  Her work has been displayed in galleries in the Des Moines area.  Black and white images of iconic Des Moines locations grace the walls of the Downtown Marriott Hotel’s Rock River Grill in Des Moines.  Victoria was a practicing attorney for over 40 years in the Des Moines area, in civil rights and discrimination law.

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Open Hours

Come Visit

218 5th Street,

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Tues - Fri: 11am - 5pm

Sat: 10am - 5pm

Sun and Mon: Closed

515-255-0218

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We'd love to hear from you

Artist Submissions:  This gallery does not accept unsolicited submissions from artists for representation. Artists are accepted by Invitation Only. 

218 5th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265

515-255-0218

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