The Side Garage

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Based in Des Moines, IA - The Side Garage is a mobile print shop rooted in thoughtful design, quality craftsmanship, and story telling.

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Sometimes choosing sides can be hard. Good thing we have tees to help you support whichever side you happen to fall on game day. // 📷: @mirandaklingenberg + @apeiam // #iowa #screenprint #tailgating #handmade
It’s always a pleasure to set up and print with the future movers and shakers of @drakeuniversity // A huge thank you to @drakeinnovation for including us in their back-to-school kick-off and to all of the students who pulled a squeegee 🤙🏼 // #screenprint #community #desmoines #supportlocal #beamaker
GIVEAWAY: We we’re doing some shop clean up and found this size Large Bike DSM tee. So we’re doing a little giveaway to find it a home. To enter: like this post and comment below by tagging your favorite biking buddy + tagging your favorite biking pit-stop in #desmoines. We’ll keep it open until midnight tonight and will randomly select a winner tomorrow morning! // #bikeiowa #madeindsm #giveaway #iowa #screenprint #supportlocal #bikelocal
These cool mornings are reminding us that summer is slowly making an exit for the year — which means tank season will be coming to an end too. // Be sure to check out our selection of #desmoines and #bikeiowa themed tanks before they go into hibernation. // 📷: @studiopreservation
This Saturday (8/18) is our FINAL date for the @dtfarmersmarket! Swing by with your friends and family to sling some ink and print your own shirt from 7am-Noon. We’ll also have a re-stock on pre-printed onesies and toddler tees! // And we want to express a huge thank you to the wonderful humans at @dsmpartnership for all the work they put into the farmers market and for allowing us to be a part of it. It’s gone by so fast, but it’s been a blast every single time! // #iowa #desmoines #supportlocal #DTFM #screenprint
These ink tones are making us want to head out west... Oh wait - we’re heading that way this week. 😎 // ANNOUNCEMENT: We will be taking a few days off at the end of the week and beginning of next as we head over to CA, for some ocean views and live music. We won’t be gone long, and when we get back we’ll be ready to hit the ground running with our final @dtfarmersmarket and more cool events and projects in the works. // Feel free to drop us a line, but just know we may be a little delayed on getting back to you since our vacation mode will be turned on for a little recharge... // #vacation #workhardplayhard #createthelifeyouwant #outsidelands2018
We can’t even begin to believe that it’s already August. Where did the year go you guys? // The thing we have loved so much about this year is that we have had front row seats to so much of what is moving Des Moines forward in such a full and powerful way. You did that. So keep shaking things up, keep pursuing your dreams and ideas and keep creating more for our community. // And if you need a helpful printing hand or just someone to bounce an idea off of - we’ll be here. // #desmoines #supportlocal #community
From littles to bigs - we love gearing up families in our local community so they can rep their city and state with pride. // Check out what’s available in the online store via the link in our bio // Huge thanks to @food_n_stuff and the family for being awesome humans and supporting @thesidegarage so we can keep bringing print and handmade experiences to the people. // #screenprint #handmade #madeindsm #desmoines #supportlocal
It’s always an honor to partner with @iowapublicradio! We had so much fun meeting our Iowa City neighbors and couldn’t get enough of @biggrovebrewery’s spot 🍻// #screenprint #supportlocal #iowacity #publicradio #ipr
Our friends at @artforceiowa were hit pretty hard by the recent flooding in Des Moines. Much of their art supplies and screen print equipment for Street Cred Studios were damaged. 
As many of you know, we are passionate about our community of fellow makers and at this moment these guys are in some serious need to get their operation back on it’s feet - and we’re asking you to lend a helping hand. // Through the end of the month we’ve brought back our “Create More” tee for you to purchase. All proceeds will go to @artforceiowa so that they can CREATE MORE and continue to positively impact the lives of some very deserving youth. // To purchase or learn more, click the link in our bio. // #screenprint #supportlocal #desmoines #handmade
The Side Garage X @shoppreservation : 
We collaborated with our friends, Preservation, in response to the recent family separations happening at our borders. 
These tees are available for Pre-Order through July 20th, with all profits going towards supporting @raicestexas - Texas's largest resource of legal advocacy and representation in wake of a federal immigration system that breaks apart families and denies millions the option of citizenship. 
We have a quote that is near and dear to our crew's hearts: "Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much." - Hellen Keller

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Last week we hung out with our friends at the @desmoinesartcenter for an event showcasing some phenomenal female artists. Truth-be-told, we were still on a little bit of an event high the next morning. We were blown away by the support, grace, patience, interest and willingness to print with us. We can’t thank the fine people at the Des Moines Art Center enough for all that they did in preparation for the event! // #screenprint #desmoines #handmade #thesidegarage #supportlocal