An artist is spreading joy in her community with a miniature outdoor art gallery

(CNN) — An artist yearning to help people connect during the coronavirus pandemic has created a miniature art gallery that invites visitors to keep the art.

In December, Stacy Milrany put up a white wooden box that held an unexpected treasure in front of her home, nestled in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood.

Inside the box was a mini art gallery, complete with small shelves and easels that hold artworks. She called it the Little Free Art Gallery, inspired by the nonprofit organization Little Free Library which makes book-sharing boxes.

“During this pandemic, everybody has been trying to find ways to bring more light to each other, to bring some hope, to create more fun, especially through creative ways to connect with each other when we’ve been physically cut off,” Milrany told CNN.

“It’s a nice little surprise for people, but it’s also a joy for me to see creativity

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Tennis Pro Serena Williams Has An Art Gallery in Her New Home

Serena Williams’ new home in Miami has an art gallery instead of a living room. Architectural Digest / YouTube

When you’re potentially the greatest tennis player the world has ever seen, it stands to reason that you can do whatever you feel like doing in your spare time. Serena Williams epitomizes this adage: within the last couple of years, the athletic phenomenon has launched a limited-edition luggage collection, welcomed a baby daughter with her husband Alexis Ohanian, the former CEO of Reddit, and completed the construction of a new home in Miami. In a house tour for Architectural Digest, Williams revealed this week that instead of a living room, her new home features a central art gallery for some of her favorite pieces.

In terms of artistic tastes, Williams favors flashy pieces by bombastic art world favorites such as Leonardo Drew, David Kracov and Radcliffe Bailey. She also has

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Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet: Art Gallery Notes

WHAT’S OPEN THIS WINTER, ART GALLERIES: Here’s a list of businesses open for the winter including art galleries, as published by the Provincetown Business Guild. See the list here:

PTOWN GALLERY STROLL: A collaboration of over 30 art galleries in Provincetown working together to bring awareness that Provincetown galleries are operating in safe, efficient, and evolving ways during the current health crisis. Visit

WELLFLEET PUBLIC LIBRARY: Virtual art show “Isolation:Inspiration” at

WELLFLEET HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM: “Before 1620: Who Was Here?” exhibition by appointment at 266 Main St. Visit

ADAM PECK GALLERY: Happy New Year 2021! Located at 142 Commercial St. in Provincetown. On Facebook or visit

BOWERSOCK FINE ART GALLERY: Located at 373 Commercial St. in Provincetown.  Info at

LAMONTAGNE GALLERY: “Figuratively Provincetown” through Feb. 6. A group exhibition curated by Romolo Del Deo at 460 Harrison Ave.

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‘Largest gift’ funds scholarships, adds art gallery at Winona State University

A week after Saint Mary’s University announced receipt of a $5 million gift, Winona State University announced its largest-ever estate gift, a bequeathal of more than $5.2 million from the estate of Maynard “Mo” Weber.

Weber, a 1950 graduate of WSU, died in his home in Luray, Va., on July 26, 2019.

“I’d rather have Mo,” said WSU President Scott R. Olson. “He was a wonderful guy, an unbelievable character.”

He was also, Olson said, one of WSU’s biggest supporters, and certainly the biggest on the East Coast. In the past, Weber had made several donations to WSU. Some were financial, and others were donations of artwork produced by Weber’s father, Max Weber, whose cubist paintings hang in museums such as New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian Museum of Art in Washington, D.C.

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Olson said this connection to art plays a big part in the $5.2 million

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