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Inside Reliable Street, a old feed mill about to be turned into community art space. (Source)


Reliable Street is being developed by six local co-owners as a space that “works across the disciplines of art, design and business seeking to strengthen the connection between the public and place-making.”

The idea began with Lyndsay Nissen, a local artist and Reliable Street co-owner, who knew she would need to find new studio space for her art following her graduation from Iowa State University’s MFA program. She said she had wanted to create an artist space for a while, and “it was a dream to have community art space in Ames.”

She discovered the Reliable Street space was open, and the group purchased the building in December.

The space was originally used as the Lockwood Grain and Feed Company, and eventually was taken over by Doboy, which was operated until 1979. An auto repair shop later occupied the space but after the owner’s death in 2015, the building was left empty.

Read the rest of this Ames Tribune article about the plans for Reliable Street.

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P L A N  A H E A D

Grin City’s Rurally Good Festival on June 4th is FREE this year.  Enjoy live music, outdoor sculptures, interactive art activities for adults and kids, an art gallery, poetry readings, and a site-specific immersive installation. Party late with a DJ dance party, bonfire and over-night camping. Click here for full schedule & more info.

Rachel Buse