The mission of OL Guild is to showcase innovative artwork and concepts that engage audiences in an intimate and accessible environment.

The OL Guild is located at 201 4th Street right around the corner and down the street from our main gallery space. Aside from a standard of quality, OL Guild installations differ from what you would see at Olson-Larsen Galleries. In offering artists a non-traditional space to create an experiential installation, OL Guild allows work to exist in a space that’s not about selling or presenting in the customary gallery sense. We look forward to seeing how each artist transforms the space in order to communicate their vision.

Artist Submissions

If you are interested in creating an installation in the OL Guild, first please review the exhibition space details page by clicking the button below. Once you have reviewed the information, use the contact form link below to express your interest and tell us about your ideas for the space!


Tea & Conversation

Rami Mannan

07.02.22 - 07.31.22 


Click the RSVP button below to register for one of the seven free gatherings this month.

Tea Place and Conversations is a project that explores the rituals of gathering, conversing, listening, and reflecting in the company of friends and strangers while waiting for tea to be served. This project was developed based on experiences with tea ladies’ spatial and economic practices in Khartoum, Sudan. These tea places are informal places where people gather and are in various locations throughout Khartoum and take many shapes but mostly require shade, whether adjacent to a wall or under a bridge with some chairs and tea-making equipment.


Click HERE to participate in the corresponding listening project.


Group Therapy, Damen LaPalm

Peek Show, Jon Pearson

Exhume, Anna Segner

40,000 Folds, For Fear Of Dying, Dustin & Jeni Dooley

Momento, Amenda Tate

The Pain Away Clinic, Anna Cowley Ford

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120 5th Street, Suite C
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
United States
120 5th Street, Suite C
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
United States
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