Artist overjoyed that stolen van filled with artwork found

Artist overjoyed that stolen van filled with artwork found

LAKE CRYSTAL, Minn. (KEYC) — A happy update to a story we brought you a few weeks ago.

A Lake Crystal artist’s van filled with artwork and supplies was stolen from her driveway on Aug. 24.

Artist Malia Wiley posted on her Facebook page Monday night that the van was located in St. James by an officer.

Even better, the van is in its same condition with all the contents inside.

STAN THE ART VAN, HAS BEEN FOUND! Today I got a phone call, to let me know that the van had been found in St. James by...

Posted by Paintings by Malia on Monday, September 2, 2019

“My biggest fear that everything was going to be thrown out of the van or damaged in some way and that all the work and all of my set–up was going to be gone but everything was there, just amazing," Wiley added.

Wiley thanked everyone who contributed to a GoFundMe page created for her, and said that their donations will be refunded.

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