Octagon Gallery Shop Ames, Iowa
Gallery Shop

Gallery Shop


The Octagon Gallery Shop is a consignment retailer for original works of over 150 area artists. Enjoy a unique shopping experience in the Octagon Gallery Shop where you’ll find hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, paintings, photography, fiber, wood, cards, and more! With such a wide range of items, there is something for every budget.

If you are traveling or local and looking for a unique gift, visit the Octagon Gallery Shop for fine art and craft items. The staff is ready to answer questions, help you make a selection, or place special orders for one-of-a-kind items. The Gallery Shop offers layaway, purchasing on approval, and shipping services.

Be sure to visit the adjacent Octagon Community Gallery to view the current exhibit, which is accessible through the Gallery Shop, then travel to the third floor to view exhibits in our Sweeney and Main Galleries. Work rotates regularly and features area artists in a wide range of mediums.






Marilyn is from Story City, Iowa. She is a hand-spinner, weaver and fiber artist specializing in handwoven rugs.

“My interest in weaving began as an architecture student at Iowa State University when I designed a weaving studio as a project for a design class. I then took weaving classes at ISU to learn the basics of spinning, weaving and dyeing. I have expanded my knowledge through self study.

I enjoy all aspects of the process, from raising the fiber animals, shearing and preparing the raw fleece to spinning, dyeing and weaving a finished piece. I love experimenting with color and working with individuals to design a custom textile to coordinate with their home or office.”



Event at the Octagon Shop!

DIY Downtown Shrinking Earrings


Octagon Gallery Shop is participating in Downtown Ames Fun on DIY Day Saturday February 24. From 11-3, come into the Shop and make your own pair of magical shrinking earrings. We will use fun, decorative punches and shrinking plastic to create our own distinctive earrings. It's Free and Fun!

Octagon Gallery Shop Hours

Monday-Friday 10:00 – 5:30 PM

Thursday 10:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 – 5:00PM

Questions or comments? Email Terrie Hoefer, Shop Manager at 515-232-5331  shop@octagonarts.org .


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