Filigrees Gallery and Boutique, the eclectic independent art space and shop launched by Melissa Campbell in 2011 at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Forest Avenue, will close on Jan. 1.
It will be replaced by Campbell’s newly christened hula-hoop business, Buffalo Hoop and Wellness, described in a release as “an open group for learning and developing a wellness practice with health-conscious people.”
The space began its life as the underground Nobody’s Art Center in 2010 and quickly became a draw for Buffalo’s DIY and independent art and music community. Nobody’s, and later Filigrees, was a must-visit location during the annual Buffalo Infringement Festival.
For Campbell, who like many nearby business owners has been holding down the fort on a corner it a state of development limbo, said the move resulted from the increased popularity of her hula-hoop-driven business.
“This is a natural progression for me as the hoops, hoop parties and classes are becoming more and more popular. I need to put more time and energy into it because its a really amazing practice to share,” Campbell said in a statement.