Zvezdana Stojanovic Scott, known to many as Stella, had a dream to one day start a gallery in a small town that everyone would want to come to.
In September 2012 she began to make that dream a reality. She had relocated to Kennett Square about a year earlier, and despite not knowing a lot of people, began her gallery with a handful of paintings by Serbian artists that she knew in the area. She renovated a small space at 206 E. State Street, located in the center of beautiful historic Kennett Square, and in October 2012 cut the ribbon to open the doors of her gallery called “Mala Galleria”. The word “Mala” comes from the Serbian language and means “small”. She worked very hard to get things going and in 2013 her gallery was named “Best Gallery for the Community Minded” by Mainline Today. She focused on showing the work of different artists and showed different styles of artwork at her exhibits which changed monthly. She featured artwork by local, national and international artists. People looked forward to seeing what new things there would be to see on First Fridays. In September 2017 she moved the gallery to its’ current location at 200 E. State Street, and there her business continued to thrive.
At the end of December 2017, Stella had to relocate to Georgia with her family and sold the gallery to Corien Siepelinga, a local artist. Corien will be working hard to continue what Stella has lovingly started with Mala Galleria, continuing to make art a vibrant part of the Kennett Square community.
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