Des Moines Artists started out of a frustration of wanting to feature artwork from Des Moines artists online. We have a lot of local art shows in Des Moines but nothing seem to fit the online niche. Jake Smith as an artist and a web developer decided to do something about that. The main goal is to feature artwork created by artists in the Des Moines area. At first goals were large and difficult to make happen as one person with a limited budget and a full time job could do. After a few years of not finding time to see out the large goals that had been set, it was time to scale down the goals to a basic level. A few hours and lots of caffeine later the public alpha was released on Sept. 6th 3013.

The future goals will include creating a brand and look around Des Moines Artists. The current site is based on a framework and basic visual elements that provided the quick initial release, but as the site grows and time and resources become available the look and functionality of Des Moines Artists will grow.

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