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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.

Carlina Shae

When I was 15, I invested in my first camera. I was a part of a dance studio, so my friends would ask me to photograph them. Eventually, I started charging $15 a session, and my clientele began from there. I began shooting anything I could get my hands on, and have grown my client base from scratch. Read more>>

Steve Royall

Originally from Oxon Hill, MD. I never had any interest in acting, directing, or comedy. I thought I was going into law enforcement. But one day while taking undergrad classes at University of Maryland College Park, I saw they were filming a Hollywood movie on my campus. Read more>>

Madi Artz

Ever since I was a child, I knew I was destined for the arts. I used to put on extravagant musical numbers for my family with numerous costume changes throughout the show. I grew up participating in musical theatre and truly fell in love with the aspect of entertainment. Read more>>

Alexis Kesselman

I’ve been writing music since I knew what music was – there was never a point where I heard music and didn’t want to be a part of creating it. For as long as I can remember, I have been in some sort of music lesson or doing some sort of musical activity. All my home videos feature me dancing, singing or doing something inherently creative. Read more>>

Kamal Moo

Ever since I was in high school, I wanted to be in the music business. Fortunately, I was accepted into USC’s Music Industry program and, while there, I interned at many record labels and music publishers. I then attended Southwestern Law school where my studies focused mainly on entertainment courses. Read more>>

Sage Griffin

I’m Orange County born and have lived in SoCal my entire life. I’ve always been in close proximity to the entertainment industry. I suppose it was the only avenue I ever had any interest in although the route was never concrete. I come from a family of artists. My father is a musician. Read more>>

Makaela Heard

Born and raised in New Braunfels, Texas. I was the first in my family to go to college at Texas State University. I had known I wanted to go to college from a young age. I always knew I wanted to move out of poverty circumstances and become super successful. Read more>>

Holly Jerger

Art has always been an important part of my life. I focused on studio art, creating prints and sculptures, in school and also taught undergraduate art courses while in graduate school. About a year after moving to Los Angeles, I started working in the education department of a small museum and found that I really enjoyed working with the public. Read more>>

Mollie Anderson

I am a singer, songwriter and rapper. I grew up in PG county Maryland right outside of DC. I came out of the womb writing songs pretty much. Music was the most important to me and it was my greatest escape. However, my singing voice didn’t truly develop until I hit puberty. Read more>>

Amy Merrill

I grew up in Santa Cruz, California, at the intersection of the tech boom, progressive activism, nature and the arts. As a kid, I bought rainforest land with my allowance at ten, became a vegetarian at 11, and volunteered in arts education. In hindsight. Read more>>

Athena Vlachos

I’ve always loved acting and the arts. My grandad was an actor – so perhaps I got it from him. From a young age, I loved writing short stories, putting on little plays with my siblings, and my parents always made the effort to take me to watch shows whenever we could. Read more>>

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