Past News Stories

Design on Main connects College of Design with Ames community

September 10, 2012

The College of Design is joining Main Street with a satellite facility for classes, exhibitions and community outreach. The college’s newest venture–Design on Main–occupies about 7,000 square feet of the former Antique Ames antiques mall in the Main Street Cultural District. The space encompasses the east side of the lower level (203 Main) and both sides of the upper level (205 Main) of the more than 130-year-old brick building. The college will host an open house at this new location during the Octagon Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. [Link…]


Intertwine project completed at Design on Main

May 14th, 2016

While walking down Main Street this week, Ames community members may have noticed a little more color than usual.

More than 1,000 square panels have been added to the facade of the Design on Main building, located at 203 Main St. The panels were part of an ongoing project that started last August, where artists from around Ames and the country were asked to “yarn bomb” the front of the building.

The project started as an idea by Jennifer Drinkwater, an Iowa State University assistant professor of art and visual culture and community art extension specialist. [Link…]