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Mid-Wilshire Inspiration

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 Mid-Wilshire’s (and K-Town, WeHo, Mid-City) 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 Mid-Wilshire’s rising stars below.

Kaytee Papusza

I started my career as a clothing designer in Seattle, circa 2004. I had dabbled in wardrobe styling before I started making my own designs – as a stylist in Seattle with very surreal taste I was unable to pull from local archives. Read more>>

Liz Sanders

I’m an artist, designer and all around creative. I work in a wide variety of mediums: drawing, painting, collage, typography… I could go on. I find myself averse to being defined by anyone medium (read: don’t even try to put me in a box!). Read more>>

Mike O’Donnell

I’ve been in love with music for as long as I can remember. Undoubtedly the most enduring love I’ve known. But it was when I began learning the guitar around age 12 that I knew my life was going to be spent in the pursuit of that love. Read more>>

D’Ana Smith

I have always grown up an extremely creative person, starting dance at age two to acting in plays, singing, designing, and any form of creativity I could get my hands on. After years of dedicating myself to the arts. Read more>>

Bijan Mejia

Makeup was more so a hobby for me because doing hair was my first love. After graduating Paul Mitchell the school Pasadena in 2014, I grew accustomed to wearing makeup and people really took a liking to how I did. Read more>>

Justice Marley

My love for creativity has always been strong, there was no limit for me, I’ve always enjoyed creating, whether it was cooking, writing or designing. Knowing that I could make other people happy just by doing something. Read more>>

Shannon Hollander

I loved performing; for literally anyone or even just myself. I’d force my younger siblings to put on productions of Disney classics in the living room. I dragged my parents to county fairs across the state so I could sing and dance. Read more>>

Jess Man

During my last year living in New York City, things got tough and I felt stuck. So much of me knew I was not an NYC lifer, but I stayed in the City for nine years trying to figure it out. Like most people who say, I am figuring it out. Read more>>

Kathryn Chaya Lubow

A Cincinnati native, I spent four years living abroad in Rio de Janeiro and London, until I settled down in LA in 2004. I had PTSD from a near death experience as a passenger in a car that drove off a pier and had been scouring the globe to find ways of healing. Read more>>

Dj Dense

Started Djing at the age of 14 with two guaranteed parties for the year! I became a Dj because I didn’t have great dance moves but I knew what songs would work to move others. Turned that into Djing 5-6 events a week which includes. Read more>>

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