Who We Are

Laguna Outreach for Community Arts is a nonprofit coalition of arts educators, professional artists and advocates interested in arts education for people of all ages. We have been serving the community for over 20 years.


Our organization currently provides workshops to Laguna Beach Schools, Glennwood, Laguna Beach Public Library, TLC, Laguna Beach Boys & Girls Club, Laguna Beach Youth Shelter, and the Laguna Beach Senior Center. Workshops are also available to the public.


LOCA is a tax exempt 501(C) (3) Education organization.

LOCA BOARD MEMBERS

Carla Meberg

PRESIDENT
San Clemente, CA

Kathy Jones

VICE-PRESIDENT
Laguna Beach, CA

Betty Haight

Laguna Beach, CA

Linda Velasco

SECRETARY
Costa Mesa, CA

Lawrence Lee

Laguna Beach, CA

Judy Stamm

TREASURER
Laguna Beach, CA

Elsa Brizzi

Laguna Beach, CA

Valerie Gorrell

Laguna Niguel, CA

Sue Linder

Laguna Beach, CA

Kirsten Whalen

Laguna Beach, CA

Pat Whiteside-Phillips

Laguna Beach, CA

Vinita Voogd

Mission Viejo, CA

LOCA STAFF

Mada Leach

Education Coordinator
Honorary Board member

Sherry Bullard

Education Coordinator
Honorary Board member

K.C. Mechling

Office Manager

Mike Tauber

Marketing Manager

HISTORY OF LOCA

LOCA was founded in 1992 by Mada Leach and Anne England as a response to cuts in art education in local schools. They wanted to ensure ongoing quality in arts education programs in the schools, while at the same time, guaranteeing that participating artists would be compensated for their time and expertise. Monica Dunham contributed the name, LOCA, meaning “to be out of one’s mind with joy and excitement”. The Festival of Arts Foundation was the first grantor and continues to provide grant funds to the organization.

OUR SUPPORTERS

CURRENT GRANTS

  • Festival of Arts Foundation Grant
  • City of Laguna Beach, Business Improvement District / Cultural Arts Funding Grant
  • City of Laguna Beach Community ¬†Assistance Grant
  • Ebell Club

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

  • Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach
  • City of Laguna Beach
  • CSP Youth Shelter
  • Festival of Arts Foundation
  • Glennwood House
  • Intergenerational Literacy Enhancement Program
  • Laguna Art Museum
  • Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts
  • Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce, Visit Laguna Beach
  • Laguna Beach Community Foundation
  • Laguna Beach Public Library
  • Laguna Beach Unified School District
  • Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
  • Provenance Reality
  • Wells Fargo Bank

MAJOR DONORS

  • Bobbi Cox
  • Golden Oaks
  • Laguna Craft Guild

OUR PROMISE

With community support and participation, LOCA will continue to create innovative visual arts programs that serve people of all ages and backgrounds both in and around Laguna Beach.

DONATE TO LAGUNA OUTREACH FOR COMMUNITY ARTS

LOCA has been the leader in art education for over 22 years. Your generous donation helps to cover the costs of our numerous art education programs for all ages. Would you like to become a member? Click here to donate!