Serendipity Gallery (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-449-6400)
Street view of Serendipity Gallery.
announced its impending closure on Facebook this past Wednesday
. The lights go out for the final time at 9 p.m. on Saturday, December 30.
The four-year old gallery was founded by sisters-in-law Rose Hagan and Lisa Ann Houdyshell as a place to show work in all media by local and national artists.
Situated in the east end of the Loop next to the Pageant, Serendipity focused on hand-made jewelry and sculptural art, as well as hosting the city's Art-O-Mat
vending machine (a vintage 1940s cigarette machine stocked with art that only cost $5 per piece).
2017 has been a tough year for businesses in the Loop, with stalwarts such as Cicero's
and new favorites alike (McArthur's
, Randolfi's Italian Kitchen
) all shuttering. For the sake of the small business owners, let's hope 2018 is kinder.
See also: Goodbye to the Loop, a Place Where the Only Constant Has Been Change