About our Gallery

Welcome to the best Gallery and Studio in Des Moines!

Founded in 2014, our gallery and studio has become a hot spot among local artists and people who generally enjoy the arts. 

We are an active-open studio that shares our gallery floor with many students, friends, family, and really anyone that wants to come in and enjoy it with us. 
We offer a one-of-a-kind teen/adult educational and fun experience in all things art related.  Currently we offer, social painting (acrylics and watercolors), drawing, pen and ink, oils, watercolors, mixed media, improv acting, computer classes, folk art, and many more.
Services we offer:
Studio Classroom with a variety of classes offered.  Visit our Classes page for more information.
Gallery Space for Artists, Meetings, and Events (contact Misty to find out more…)

Through and through we are trying to make our ART studio the athletic club of art, meaning you can sign up for a couple hours of art without any lengthy time commitment.  We understand that most people have time constraints this day and age – it’s hard to keep art in your life and still have time for other things you love.  At the Palek Studio and Gallery, no pressure, judgement free zone, and great instruction, provides a place of tranquility and in all the while, education.  Currently we have 11 different instructors.  Come join us to find you’re favorite one!  We offer classes in: 

  • Social Painting (Watercolors & Acrylic)
  • General Painting (Watercolors, Acrylics, Folk, and Oils)
  • Drawing (Pencils, Pen & Ink, Zendoodle)
  • Mixed Media (Art Journaling, Collage)
  • Improv Acting
  • Sewing Make N Takes
  • Computer Classes (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, WordPress, and Quickbooks)



Experienced Coaches


What Our Happy Clients Say

Great art great people! Definitely check them out. Brent Farrell

Shawn is such a kind compassionate guy! Totally trustworthy and amazing! I took classes from him and learned so very much. He is so willing to share all that he knows with you. Highly recommend them

Angela Shilling Grandstaff

I had a great time at the basic drawing class I attended at Palek Studio yesterday! The class was full of useful tips, tricks, information, and nice people, too! Not to mention they have an insane amount of artwork/paintings for sale that are reasonably priced & really cool! 

Katelyn Workman Brewer

Love this place! Shawn and Misty are great people!

Alison Willson