As a California-based artist with a love of interior and spatial design, I could not think of a recent art-related venture that fills me with more excitement and joy than In the Make. Based in San Francisco, In The Make is an online journal founded by photographer Klea McKenna and writer Nikki Grattan. Each week, they post studio visits with West Coast artists, and now they plan to undertake a very exciting project called Western Edge. Klea and Nikki will travel from Tijuana, Mexico, to Vancouver, Canada, visiting over 40 artists along the way, not just to share these artists’ work, inspiration, processes and spaces, but also to study and highlight the current direction of West Coast art.
If you are interested in supporting their project, you should check out their Kickstarter page and donate. Klea and Nikki have some particularly beautiful thank you gifts for those who support this awesome endeavor to shed light on the thriving West Coast art scene: The limited edition notebooks with hand-printed wood-cut designs by Imin Yeh shown below are just one example. Click here to view the campaign and to donate. I can’t wait to see the results of their epic journey; if their previous work is any indication, we have a lot to look forward to. — Kate