Western Edge: A Film Project from In The Make

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

  1. Rose Duggan says:

    Now I’m lost in the rabbit hole that is In The Make. Thank you for introducing me!

  2. we’re right there with you Rose! Thanks for sharing this beautiful project. We’re continually amazed at how websites like kickstarter are helping people realize beautiful things in art that most thought were not possible before!


Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, contain profanity, personal attacks, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone (commenters, subjects of posts and moderators) feels comfortable to speak. Please treat others the way you would like to be treated and be willing to take responsibility for the impact your words may have on others. Disagreement, differences of opinion and heated discussion are welcome, but comments that do not seek to have a mature and constructive dialogue will not be published. We moderate all comments with great care and do not delete any lightly. Please note that our team (writers, moderators and guests) deserve the same right to speak and respond as you do, and your comments may be responded to or disagreed with. These guidelines help us maintain a safe space and work toward our goal of connecting with and learning from each other.