Serendipity Gallery to Close December 30

Dec 29, 2017 at 5:17 pm
Street view of Serendipity Gallery.
Street view of Serendipity Gallery.
Serendipity Gallery (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-449-6400) 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