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Serendipity Gallery closed for good on December 31, 2017.  We had a wonderful 4 year run in the fantastic Delmar Loop.  We met a lot of wonderful art lovers, artists and small business owners.  Special thanks to Joe Edwards and the gang at The Moonrise Hotel and the Pageant for being amazing neighbors!

Please continue to support local artists and local galleries including Loop favorites The Craft Alliance and Componere Gallery. It’s a great street and we will miss being a part of it.

If you are interested in one of our artists, please contact them via Facebook page or websites.

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude” (Friedrich Nietzsche).  We say farewell with a wealth of gratitude.

Lisa Anne, Rose, Jon, Kish and Meredith

 

Happy Holidays St. Louis!

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and that you are looking forward to a Happy and Healthy 2018.

I have some sad news to share.  Serendipity Gallery will close its doors at 9 pm on December 30, 2017.  Our 4 years in The Loop have been very special.  We’ve met some amazing artists, participated in some wonderful events, helped people celebrate special occasions, and enjoyed getting to know the business people, residents, and customers that make The Loop such a great destination.

While we are sad to close, we have a lot of great memories of our time here.

Thank you for making the last 4 years such a wonderful experience. We wish all of you the best and hope you continue to support the great artists in your community.

Farewell,

Lisa Anne and Rose

 

It’s really hard to believe that the holiday shopping season is upon us!  We are proud to be among the thousands of locally owned small businesses in St. Louis and look forward to seeing you this holiday season.

The Loop has a lot of fun activities planned (www.visittheloop.com) and so do we.  Mark your calendars to stop by the Gallery for the following:

Saturday, November 25:  Small Business Saturday.  We are excited to be hosting Ceramic Artist Dani Sposato.  She has created some adorable holiday luminaries for the occasion.

Friday, December 1:  Award winning St. Louis Photographer Neil Brown will be in the gallery from 6 to 9 pm with a selection of his metal prints as well as traditional matted or framed prints.

Saturday, December 2: The Loop celebrates it’s Third Annual Great Gift Hunt.  We will be hosting Janet Wheeler, creator of LoveRocks necklaces, from Noon to 4 pm. Photographer Neil Brown will also be in the Gallery.

Saturday and Sunday, December 9 and 10:  St. Louis Jeweler Barbara Rand is back with a pearl inspired trunk show from Noon to 4 pm each day.  Stunning pearls in all sizes, shapes and colors will be available in Barb’s signature handcrafted necklaces, earrings, pendants, and bracelets. We can’t wait to share Barb’s new work with you.

Saturday, December 16:  St. Louis Metalsmith Leigh Roberts will be in the Gallery with beautiful handcrafted jewelry.  Leigh combines textured silver work, stones, and Kumihimo (the Japanese art of weaving silk threads into decorative cords) to create wearable art.  You don’t want to miss this new collection.

Saturday, December 23:  Last minute shoppers will enjoy a selection of Vanessa Gade Jewelry.  These unique architectural inspired pieces can only be found in St. Louis at Serendipity Gallery.  We will be open from 11 to 9 pm to assist with all of your last minute shopping needs.

Our staff is ready to assist with your holiday shopping – and we ship too!   We can also establish a “Wish List” for you that can be shared with friends and family.

Thank you for your continued support of our small business and the amazing artists we are fortunate enough to represent.  Happy Holidays to everyone.

t’s summer in St. Louis and the Delmar Loop is kicking things off with a 4-day celebration of the Arts with Loop Arts Fest.

 

Piano Street Art celebrating local musicians by G Gamache

We kicked off the fun at the end of May with the installation of 8 pianos located primarily on the Loop Trolley stops (and also at the U City Public Library).  Our own Jon Gamache painted the piano located in front of The Pageant Theatre with images of contemporary St. Louis musicians.  We encourage everyone to take a stroll down the street – and feel free to play a tune.  Many thanks to Jackson Piano for installing these pianos as part of the St. Louis Make Music Day celebrations.

 

LOOP ARTS FEST 2017 officially kicks off

Wednesday, June 21, with International Make Music Day.  Musicians will be performing throughout the day, inside and outside stores and venues throughout The Loop.  We are excited to be hosting harpist Zen Harbison from 3 – 4:30 pm and keyboardist Mike Ray from 6 to 7 pm.  This is a great time to celebrate the rich music tradition and talented St. Louis musicians.  For more information on venues and performances, please visit www.MakeMusicSTL.org.  Many thanks to Kathy Favazza and Nika Leoni at Make Music STL for getting this great event going in St. Louis!

Thursday, June 22, enjoy Literary Art with readings at multiple venues throughout The Loop including U City Public Library, Market in the Loop, and Subterranean Books.

 


 Friday, June 23, enjoy the Gallery Walk, celebrating the Visual Arts and Fashion.  We will be hosting a Summer Wine Reception from 6 – 9 pm, with free parking behind The Pageant Theatre.  Stop by for a glass of wine and meet our newest artists JP Scigliano (rare wood jewelry) and Jane Miles (mixed media) along with jewelers Barbara Rand, Liz Krinsky, and Michele Mohr.  Photographers Neil R. Brown, Barbara Marshall, and Micah Usher will also be on hand with their newest work.

Wear comfy shoes and continue to the other Loop venues including the Regional Arts Commission, The Silver Lady, Subterranean Books, Componere Gallery, Craft Alliance, and U City Public Library (interactive coloring event for families).  For more information please visit www.visittheloop.com/LoopArtsFest2017.

 

Saturday, June 24, we wrap things up with perennial favorite Chalk the Loop and Chefs Cook Real.  Chalk the Loop is a popular family friendly event that includes drawing contests for adults and kids as well as demonstrations located throughout The Loop.  Chefs Cook Real will take place at the Market Place and brings local chefs out to demonstrate their cooking skills with a lot of locally sourced produce.  Bring your appetite and sense of fun for a great Saturday in Delmar Loop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are having a hard time believing that Thanksgiving is right around the corner!  Where did the summer and fall go?

Our elves are hard at work getting ready for Small Business Saturday (Nov. 26), the traditional day to get out and support local businesses.  We are excited to announce that DeWitt Young, the creative genius behind Obvious Front Capacitor Robots will be in the gallery on November 26, with a selection of his creatures.  DeWitt takes capacitors from computers, TVs, and VCRs and transforms them into quirky bugs, robots and animals like this crazy crew:

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Obvious Front – Capacitor Creatures

Stop by on Small Business Saturday, meet the artist, and pick up some unique gifts for your friends and family.  Robots start at $15 – an affordable and fun way to support a local business and a local artist.  We will also have door prizes and snacks!  Free parking is available behind The Pageant Theatre.

 

 

 

December is packed with fun things to do in the Delmar Loop.  In fact, all you want for the holidays is in the Delmar Loop.    Visit www.visittheloop.com/holidays2016 for a complete list of Loop-wide events.  Santa and other holiday characters will be popping up on the weekends, starting on Dec. 2 with the annual Tree Lighting at Fitz’s.

 

We hope you’ll stop by the gallery during December to meet some of our favorite artists.  Detailed information on individual events is located on our event page, but here is a summary.  We tried to have a little something for everyone!

Delmar Loop, Small Business Saturday, The Loop, Art, Handmade, Shop LocalStay tuned – We will be posting a gift guide the first week of December, with great ideas for everyone on your holiday list.  Can’t make up your mind, we have gift certificates!!

Thank you for shopping local and supporting the great artists in our community.

We wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Today we are celebrating our 3rd anniversary in St. Louis’ historic Delmar Loop.  We love the vibe of this great street and the entrepreneurial spirit that drives the neighborhood.

We wanted to take a moment to thank our wonderful artists, past and present, for trusting us to showcase their work.  We also want to thank our loyal customers who keep our doors open.  It is a joy to match great art with great people.

We have talented artists, great staff and a wonderful location between the award winning Moonrise Hotel and the Pageant Theatre.  In another few weeks, we will be welcoming Delmar Hall to the neighborhood.  If you haven’t been in yet, stop by and see work by talented local and regional artists including owner Rose Hagan.  We have metered street parking and additional free parking behind The Pageant.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Back to Day 1

 

The summer has flown by.  We are approaching our 3 year anniversary – seems like only yesterday we were picking out hardwood flooring and deciding on artwork!

A lot has changed in east end of The Loop.  We look forward to the addition of Delmar Hall (opening in October) and the apartment complex under construction just to our East.  Loop Trolley construction is entering its final stages and detours are down to a minimum.  Please come explore this end soon – we are in the middle of 3 Pokémon Go stops!

We are very excited to welcome a new artist to the gallery this month.  JB Nearsy has relocated to St. Louis from Metro Illinois.  He works with spray paint and an incredible eye for color.  JB’s work will be on exhibit and for sale in the gallery through the end of November.  We encourage you to stop by soon and enjoy his fresh perspective.

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JB Nearsy: Remedy – Reverse Glass Painting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We cannot believe that June is at the halfway point already.  The Delmar Loop is hot.  Trolley construction along Delmar is nearing the end and the East end of The Loop is enjoying the transformation of the old Big Shark Space into Joe Edward’s Delmar Hall and the construction of a 14 story apartment complex on the adjacent lot.

Mannequins on The Loop

Mannequins on The Loop

The art scene on The Loop has also been busy.  Over the last few weeks The Loop hosted the 8th annual Mannequins on The Loop.  Talented area artists, including our own Jon Gamache, created wonderful street art.  Thanks to Audrey Jones of Figure 8 Designs for organizing this event.  Congratulations to Tracey Johnson who created the winning mannequin for Avalon Exchange.  The winner can be viewed at University City library.

 

Heather Brown Geyser Through an Icy Window

Heather Brown Geyser Through an Icy Window

We are excited to introduce a few artists who will be joining us in July:

Heather Brown is a watercolor artist who uses a special technique to create striking images.  Stop by our Summer Artist Wine Reception on Friday, July 15 to meet Heather and see more of her beautiful work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sukanya Mani: Street View

Sukanya Mani: Street View

Sukanya Mani is another new artist who will be joining the gallery in July.  Her boldly colored paintings are both charming and evocative.

Sukanya will also be joining us for the Summer Artist Wine Reception.  We look forward to introducing you to her body of work.

 

loop_contest-001Last, but not least, we are very excited to be participating in The Loop’s Photo Contest.  The prize list is pretty amazing including a $500 cash 1st prize.  Enter your photos at stltoday.com/contests from June 13 through June 26.  Voting will commence on June 27.  We look forward to all the great moments that you’ve captured in The Loop.

Happy Father’s Day to all you Dad’s out there.  We hope to see you in the gallery soon – we are just east of Skinker between The Moonrise Hotel and The Pageant.

We are very excited to welcome Spring to The Loop.

We have a lot to look forward to in The Loop right now.  Loop Trolley construction is entering it’s final stages – still a few more tracks to lay and detours to navigate, but we are excited to have a link to Forest Park and the western end of The Loop.  It looks like the Fall before all the work will be completed BUT the lane and parking closures should be resolved in the next few months.

We are really excited with our first two spring shows.

Please join us on April 23 for a wine reception for St. Louis painter John Salozzo.  You may recognize John’s work from national magazines like Rolling Stone and Sports Illustrated or from the 1986 platinum album cover he designed for Boston.  This show will feature his rocket inspired work as well as paintings of Loop favorites like Blueberry Hill and The Pin Up Bowl.

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Rocket Police Patrol – John Salozzo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In advance of Mother’s Day and Graduation, we will be hosting a 2 day Trunk Show for St. Louis Jeweler Barbara Rand.  We will kick off the fun with a wine reception at 6 pm on Friday April 29.  Busy Friday night?  No problem, stop by Saturday April 30 from Noon to 4 pm.  Barb’s spring collection features lots of color – we can’t wait to share it with you!

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Barbara Rand – Butterfly Necklace

 

 

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Barb Rand – Bead & Silver Bracelet

We recognize that shopping on line is quick and easy, but we hope you’ll take a break to stop by and meet these wonderful artists.  We hope to see you soon!

Another holiday season is in full swing here in The Delmar Loop.  We encourage you to take an hour or so to stroll down this amazing street – enjoy the lack of construction, have a drink in a great bar, dinner in one of the dozen locally owned and award winning restaurants, bowl, see a movie or a concert, and, of course, do some or all of your holiday shopping at our small businesses.

Christmas makes me a bit nostalgic for the Christmases of my childhood.  Baking, decorating cookies with my sister, holiday lights – I loved it all.  My Grandmother made the decorations for the tree and a lot of our presents (clothes for us and sometimes a matching outfit for our dolls).  My mother put a lot of time and effort into each present – matching that perfect item with the perfect person – and she cherished each happy smile or gasp of awe when the package was unwrapped.

We at Serendipity Gallery would like to help you find the perfect handmade gift that will make both gifter and giftee smile.  Here are a few ideas for every budget:

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Barb Rand – Nature inspired jewelry $90-$115

 

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Obvious Front – Capacitor Bugs $10-$25

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Machiko Erhard – Whimsical Ceramics $45-$65

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JD Dehne – Birds with Winter Berries $50

 

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Paul Jeselskis – Turquoise Small Scallop Vase $68

We hope you’ll join us this Friday, December 18 for our final event of the year – award winning St. Louis photographer Neil R. Brown will be in the gallery with some new work including

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Neil R. Brown – Vernatza Umbrellas $725

And if your spend $50 in the gallery and mention this post, you’ll get a free piece of Art-o-Mat® art as our thank you for another wonderful year on The Delmar Loop.

Enjoy this season with friends and family.  We appreciate your support of us and all of the wonderful artists in our gallery.  Best wishes – Serendipity Gallery

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