Korn officially opened Desta Gallery this week at 100 Throckmorton Avenue, the former space of LF Stores’ apparel shop and the Capricorn Gourmet Cookware before that.
She says she was drawn to Mill Valley’s current and historic arts-centric culture, from the First Tuesday Artwalk and the already great galleries here to the fall arts and film festivals.
“San Anselmo is absolutely a sweet, lovely place to live, there’s no doubt about it,” Korn says. “But Mill Valley has more of an upbeat energy in my eye in terms of the diversity of experiences that people seek out – it’s always been very stimulating to me. It’s also a community that gives a lot of attention to the arts community.”
“I’m open – it’s good feeling,” says Korn, whose children attended school in Mill Valley. “And people have already been so kind.”
Korn’s focus has primarily been on contemporary art by emerging and established artists, and she’s currently showcasing works by Katheryn Holt and John Wood through Nov. 4.