Author Archives: Alyss Vernon

Gravitate Coworking Valley Junction

Gravitate Coworking Valley Junction 

318 Fifth Street | 515-207-8105 |

We’re a workplace community for entrepreneurs, freelancers, remote workers, startup team members and others who enjoy working independently but don’t want to work alone. With locations in Downtown Des Moines and Valley Junction, we provide convenience, community, collaboration, and coffee while displaying the work of local artists on a bi-monthly rotation.

From Our Hands

From Our Hands

136 Fifth Street | 515-282-3496 |

After twelve years in Des Moines’ East Village, From Our Hands has joined the Valley Junction Art Community.

Please join us for our Grand Opening during Gallery Night. Enjoy new work by Des Moines woodcrafter, Rod Townsend. These contemporary Xylem Vessels represent a new direction in Rod’s designs.

From Our Hands is an American Craft Gallery featuring works by artisans from Iowa and around the country and Canada. We offer pieces in a wide variety of mediums and price ranges.

Kunzler Studios

Kunzler Studios

324 Fifth Street | 515-279-0322 |

Kunzler Studios is a family-owned and operated art studio & gallery featuring art in a variety of media. In addition to original art, we offer personalized small group ceramics, pastel, painting, and drawing classes in the studio directly behind our gallery. We are also proud to carry Amana Woolen Mill products, Gus* Modern Furniture, and locally handcrafted soaps, shaving products, and aromatherapy candles by E and e.

Kunzler Studios partners with The Least of These Foundation to offer therapeutic art experiences for persons with physical, cognitive, and/or mental health issues, including the low income/high risk population and those receiving hospice care services.

Please stop in and check out our fully remodeled gallery, studio, and courtyard!

Vino 209 Wine Café

Vino 209 Wine Café

209 Fifth Street | 515-255-1209 |

Vino 209 is a cozy wine café that offers a wide variety of wine, beer, coffee, pastries, salads, sandwiches, charcuterie boards, cheese boards and desserts. The Café’s architect and interior designer took special care to showcase the historic aspects of the building, using the natural brick as a major design element, which serves as the perfect backdrop to display the work of local artists.

Artist Ben Schuh