Monday, February 15, 2010

Why Wayne Baglin Loves OC

featuring WAYNE BAGLIN

The ninth installment of our month-long love letter to Orange County entitled Why We Love Orange County features Wayne Baglin, President of the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters. He is the enthusiastic leader of one of our most treasured, local art venues that steals our hearts and stimulates our imagination each summer season. Our hat goes off to Wayne for his time and dedication to "encouraging the appreciation, study and performance of the arts." As a Laguna Beach resident (since 1969), a Festival of Arts member (since 1981), and an avid art collector, he fits the bill with ease. For more information about this local, annual masterpiece, read one of our favorite archived stories on Pageant of the Masters, the summer art show that captivates the Laguna Canyon here.

And now, Wayne tells The OC Gazette why he loves Orange County:

[ Wayne Baglin ]

"Growing up in the Los Angeles area, Orange County to me was the land of fun and adventure. Cradled between mountains and the sea, it offered a sense of place quite unique to California. It was a vacation destination that could be enjoyed in one day. Early on, that day was often spent at Knott's Berry Farm with relatives visiting from Canada. Opening in the mid 1950s, Disneyland became the ultimate one day vacation adventure. During the summer, early morning arrivals and late afternoon departures gave us day vacations at Huntington, Newport and Laguna beaches.

As an adult, living in Orange County since 1969, I continue to enjoy Orange County's fine weather, exceptional beaches and scenic mountains. There is a relaxed way of life in Orange County that begins with early arrivals at social functions, casual dress, a growing cultural arts scene, a diverse population, excellent schools, spirited lifestyle and yes, continuing joy from many, old and new, day vacation destinations. Orange County is a wonderful place to live."

- Wayne Baglin
President, Laguna Beach Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters

Coming Soon! The Festival of Arts
California's Premier Fine Art Exhibition
July 5th - August 31st
Open Daily 10:00am - 11:30pm

Coming Soon! 2010 Pageant of the Masters
 "Eat, Drink and be Merry"
July 7th - August 31st
Performances Nightly at 8:30pm

Stay tuned for more love letters from your favorite local celebs, professionals, athletes and more right here at The OC Gazette Blog!

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