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 gift certificates, 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.





Dan is an award winning artist from Ames who has been painting for over 30 years. He creates with acrylic on canvas but also does three dimensional work. 

Dan says, "I am told that I did not speak until the age of three. Others are likely to describe me as a person of few words. I do, ​​​​​​​however, have a great deal to say, and my paintings are the language I use to com​​​​​​​municate the things I cannot articulate.  ...I prefer to distort my images to create motion and drama, and use bold colors because​​​​​​​ they are stim​​​​​​​ulating and convey vitality and an alternative perspective on reality in what may otherwise be dismissed as commonplace."​​​​​​​

His paintings are bold and breathtaking. Come into the Shop to view his work. W​​​​​​​e have both framed and unframed prints available.

His work is currently 15%off in the Shop through the month of April.

Visit Daniel's website at: http://www.danielmarksart.com














   Event at the Octagon Shop!

MUSIC WALK APRIL 6 with Chris Myers!

We are very pleased to host Chris Myers for the Music Walk April 6 from 5-8 pm!

​​​​​​​Chris Myers, a previous resident of Music City, has left Nashville and now calls Ames home. Decades of performance and formal training have shaped Myers' sounds into a fusion of folk, rock, pop, and soul. Myers began his singer-songwriter career at the age of 14, and has no intentions of slowing down. Music fans of all backgrounds will enjoy his diverse collection of original songs and hand-picked eclectic covers. Visit Chris' facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ChrisMyersMusic03

Stroll from business to business throughout downtown and enjoy the variety of talent Ames has to offer! There will also be food trucks, and children's activities. This is a family-friendly event for the young, the old, and everyone in between! This community event is presented by The Loft and Cafe Diem and supported by Gilger Designs, Stoltze & Stoltze Family Dentistry, Della Viti, Scott Richardson State Farm Insurance, and Vision Bank.

Friday April 6, 5-8 pm




Not sure how a piece of art will look in your house? You may take the work home and try it out!!

If you like it, keep it! If not, bring it back to the Shop.

Contact us for more details.





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?
Contact Terrie Hoefer, Shop Manager
at 515-232-5331

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