Nominated for: BEST Art Gallery
Sally Waranch knows as much about life downtown as anyone this side of Petula Clark. She opened a commercial art gallery in the heart of Fullerton 20 years ago, and now she's moved the business to Anaheim's reborn downtown. By the measure of foot traffic, Anaheim's still-redeveloping downtown is making significant strides. The area has been decades in the remaking, but now that they're building it, people are coming. To Waranch this new downtown feels like home. "I was sad to leave my old space on the Birch Street Promenade" Waranch said. "But the people here really seem to appreciate the arts. We've met a lot of new collectors who were just walking by and were moved by what they saw." Art has been moving Waranch for as long as she can remember. It led her to abandon an acting career in 1987. She had just adopted the stage name Sarah Bain and the gallery has held that moniker ever since.