Local arts center project launched
Laguna Beach native Gaylen Corbett and her business partner Virginia Repasky are working to create a community arts center in South Orange County.
The two founded the OC Arts Center in 2010 and have launched a fundraising drive, according to Corbett.
Corbett is a graphic designer who grew up in Laguna Beach, and Repasky is an arts professional on the business side.
"There are hundreds of artists living in this area, yet there's no one central location where they can come together to work, collaborate with other artists and share their talents with the community," Corbett said in a news release.
They hope to build a 10,000-square-foot facility with enough space for art studios and classes and community art events.
According to Corbett, a number of Laguna Beach artists have come aboard, including plein air painter Cynthia Brittain, who is scheduled to teach a workshop through the OC Arts Center in March, and former Festival of Arts ceramicist Monica Dunham, who will lead the ceramics department.