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Inspiring East LA Stories

The heart of our mission at VoyageLA is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks, we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of East LA’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble-rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool.  Check out East LA’s rising stars below.

Lex Lu

Lex Lu started as a professional dancer at the age of 16. I established herself at the top of the game working with artists as big as Missy Elliott, Nicki Minaj, Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West while performing at every awards show and traveling on tour to 30+ countries. Read more>>

Pamela Hunter

When my middle daughter was diagnosed with sensory processing disorder, I was determined to find a way to help her. Sensory processing disorder is a neurological disorder that affects how the brain perceives and responds to sensory input from the outside. Read more>>

Jessica Lee Sanders

I’ve always been interested in art, but never considered myself an “artist” until I was about 25, which was only 4 years ago. I took a couple of classes in high school and I remember the moment my teacher suggested I start preparing a portfolio for college. Read more>>

Tim Kirk

I made a living writing big budget screenplays a long, long time without seeing them made. I stumbled into documentaries and decided to focus on lower budget films that I could produce myself or with a partner. Read more>>

Leco Moura

Award winning Director of Photography and Photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. As a cinematographer, Leco has shot variety of short films, fashion films and documentaries and music videos inside and outside the US. Read more>>

Alix Soubiran

My name is Alix Soubiran. I am a French artist and was born and raised in Paris where I studied Political Science and Fine Art. After living in Florida for a few years, I moved to Los Angeles in 2007. After starting my carrer as a mural artist, I decided I wanted to make wallpaper. Read more>>

Austin Green

I remember when I first started making music, i believe i was about 13. It was around the time when my grandpa from my dad’s side passed away. It triggered some depression i went through and i was young and didn’t know anything about depression because when you’re that young, you just think that you’re sad or something. Read more>>

Jesus A. Castaeñeda

I’m a mixed media artist, recently focusing on sidewalk chalk art and acrylic paintings . Currently residing in riverside California ,born in Los Angeles Ca. And raised in east LA,Boyle heights and montebello before moving to Moreno Valley. Read more>>

Angela Andiorio

Space & Time sprouted as an idea of a service that would promote healthier work/life balance for caregivers of all kinds. Mothers, fathers, teachers, health service providers, family members of loved ones with illnesses and disabilities—you name it! Through organization of both physical and mental space we would clear clutter that would open up more time for recreation, leisure and joy in our lives. Read more>>

Jessica Hinkle

I didn’t grow up in an environment that supported me pursuing the arts. But still I would fill up notebook after notebook with clothing sketches from an early age. I was always fascinated with the fashion industry…from designing to creating editorials. I dreamed of someday being in a studio in NYC making clothing or working on the set of a photoshoot. I tried many times to find ways to explore these interests. Read more>>

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