It's not often in life that we can start with a blank slate, but that's exactly what students at the Laguna College of Art & Design will do this fall when they paint the now famous 80-foot gray wall on Laguna Canyon Road.
But will that wall become another safe Laguna Beach mural, all happy and shiny and so innocuous that it will fade from your memory before you reach El Toro Road?
As you may recall, the wall's prior mural — called the largest in Orange County — was inexplicably painted over in February by the co-owner of the Laguna Canyon Winery, Marlowe Huber, who apologized and is helping fund a new mural.
That's where the school and teacher Mia Tavonatti come in.
Tavonatti is already thinking of how she wants to fill the space. In a community like Laguna, which was basically founded by artists, it is no small feat.