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

Amy Dobrian
Amy Dobrian
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Victoria Herring
Victoria Herring
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Fields and Flowers

An exhibition by Gallery artists

July 5th through September 30th

Artist Reception Friday July 28th 5-8pm

Artisan Gallery 218's annual Invitational Exhibition will open on July 5th and continue through September 30th.    The new exhibition “Fields and Flowers” will open involving a number of the Gallery’s artists’ creations focusing upon that theme and will run through September.

This show presents a visual feast of artistic statements in a broad variety of mediums. Our Gallery artists are participating:   Amy Dobrian, Mike Ryan, John Evans, Janet Bergeron, Nancy Briggs, Megan Hammer, Elizabeth Rhoads Read, Jacqueline Stoken, Victoria Herring, Marybeth Heikes and Mary Kline-Misol. All the artists are presenting their personal impressions on the topic and have provided statements explaining what is behind  their visual expressions.

           

We welcome the public to attend the artists’s reception on Friday, July 29th  from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and to meet the artists.  And visit Artisan Gallery 218 any time in July through September to experience the artwork in person.

We would love to see you there!

 

Upcoming Classes

  • 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.
  • Aug 02, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Artisan Gallery 218, 218 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265, USA
    Previous Wirework experience required
  • Aug 09, 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.
  • Aug 14, 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.
  • Aug 16, 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.
  • Aug 21, 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.
  • Sep 10, 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.
  • Sep 11, 1:00 PM – Sep 18, 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.
  • Sep 13, 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.
  • 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.
 
 

Meet the Team

Artist Owners of Artisan Gallery 218

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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