Visit the Fairies at The Potocki Center for the Arts!

Queen Lily and her family of Caring Fairies have returned to Ireland. We are pleased to share that a small group of around 15 fairies have decided to remain living in the courtyard of Potocki Center for the Arts because they love all their human friends so much.  We hope you’ll visit the remaining fairies next time you are at the Potocki Center for the Arts. Hours to visit are Monday 9 AM - 1 PM, Tuesday-Friday 12 PM-  6 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM, Sunday Closed.  

The Caring Fairies book, written by Kathy Kuiper, is now available on Amazon.  Even though Queen Lily and her family of Caring Fairies have returned to Ireland, the Caring Fairies book has pictures of some of your favorite Caring Fairies’ homes, the story of how the Caring Fairies came to Orange County, and it even includes special stories from other fairies that live on the Oso Creek Trail. 

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To build your own fairy garden or fairy home, join Andreas Frank, our resident Fairyologist at the Potocki Center for the Arts, for one of the workshops for children and adults this fall and winter. For more information, please contact the Potocki Center for the Arts at (949) 470–8470.

We need your help to support the return of The Caring Fairies to Orange County.  Your funding will be used for supplies and maintenance for the fairy trail, training volunteers, and supporting community workshops and events in the future.   If you would like to make a donation directly, please contact us at

As Fairy Violet Starlight says, “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.  They must be felt with your heart.”

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A Very Special Thank You to the Mission Viejo’s Friends of the Art Committee who helped bring the Caring Fairies to the Oso Creek Trail!  

The Oso Creek Trail is located in Mission Viejo, California.  This beautiful creek naturally flows from north of the Santa Ana Mountains and eventually joins Trabuco Creek in flowing to the Pacific Ocean. The Oso Creek Trail contains 5.5 miles of trails, and the word Oso means BEAR in Spanish. Many beautiful mosaic and metal bears are located throughout the trails.  

The Oso Creek Trail started in April 1997 as a community collaboration where volunteers gathered each year in late spring to celebrate the Earth and the arts of Mission Viejo.  The goal of the community efforts is to produce a long-term benefit for many future generations to enjoy.  

The trail has been developed with numerous amenities and features that serve to educate and honor the community.  These features include the Peace Obelisk to honor the victims of 9/11, the mosaic history walls in the Character Garden, the vibrantly painted butterflies, the Celebration Garden, the Wave Wall on the Upper Oso Creek Trail, and the community murals surrounding the Village Green.  

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