Dickerson Road Artists

Not many streets can say they were a dump, a garlic farm, and a hippie commune before becoming a hub for local artists, but this is just the beginning of what makes Dickerson Road so unique. Sometimes known as Reno’s Industrial Arts District, the road is a fusion of art and commercial enterprises that dead ends into a nature preserve, Oxbow Nature Study Area. It is located just north of Idlewild Park and runs between the Truckee River and the railroad. It features many hip galleries and niche shops.

A small locally owned family business located along the Truckee River, Sierra Water Gardens specializes in succulents, air plants, indoor plants, and gifts. Visit their succulent bar and create your own masterpiece. When you buy a succulent and/or a container to put it in, you gain access to the bar which includes soil, rocks, and help (if you want it)! Create something beautiful to remember your epic vacation in Reno Tahoe!

Reno Art Works provides space for local artists to build, paint and create unique pieces. Many of the art pieces in the area, including those that have made the trek to Burning Man, originated here. Guests are welcome to come and admire any recent creations including their new With Love From Reno mural, during one of their monthly events and open houses.

If you spend a day on the water in Reno Tahoe, you’ll probably see a few people sporting these locally-made suits. Strange Bikinis sells unique swimwear and offers custom-fit bikinis, all of which are hand-made by the owner. Stop by to browse their inventory, or make an appointment for a custom fitting. After all, how cool is it knowing your next bikini was locally designed and made right here in Reno?! Strange Bikinis is temporarily closed for the winter season. But there’s no need to worry, you can still shop online and they will be back next season!
While The Nest isn’t technically on Dickerson Road, it’s on your way and you won’t want to pass by without stopping to shop. This furniture, décor, clothing and accessories store specializes in vintage, boho and granny chic designs. Whether you’re looking for something for yourself or shopping for a gift, check out the Nest for some amazing vintage finds.
Located at the end of this artsy road, is Oxbow Nature Study Area, an urban nature center. Explore the one-mile long trail through the park, or simply relax by the river and watch the wildlife.
The sister studio to Sierra Water Gardens, The Wedge Ceramics Studio is a place where clay, creativity, and community meet. For those visiting the area, check out their events calendar to see what workshops are being held.

New to Dickerson Road is The Elm Estate – a premier wedding and event venue in a historic part of Reno. While there isn’t much to see for the traditional tourist, if you are looking for a place to host a family reunion or a meeting, this is the place! Learn more about hosting meetings in Reno here.
Dickerson Road is a such a unique area, and definitely one worth exploring. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon while creating something new, satisfying your taste buds or taking a stroll by the river.



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