Barnett, who graduated Monday with a degree in illustration, was excited to work on the mural because he thought it wasn't something you'd typically see in the town.
"There's something else that creates atmosphere in Laguna Beach besides the water, it's the people that come here," said Barnett, 33. "I kind of get tired of the whole ocean cliché that happens. I was glad she was thinking outside the box a bit."
"I really just enjoyed it mostly because the group are all really great artists that had something that I could learn from," Snee said.
Snee, 20, also enjoyed working alongside Campbell, who gave the group of budding artists advice for the future.
"She would say, 'don't be afraid' because in the art world a lot of people are worried about success and paying their bills, and she said as long as you follow your bliss, the rest will come," she said. "It was great to hear an accomplished artist say that."
CAP previously had a mural at the space, but it was removed due to damage. This will be the first mural commissioned by the nonprofit in 10 years.
Campbell believes that commissioning public art should be a priority.
"This is a town known for its history and art. It's an art colony," Campbell said. "It's essential to the community — as it is to any community — to have art."
It will definitely add to the atmosphere of Laguna Beach, Barnett said. "That is for sure."
For more information about CAP, call (949) 682-4339.