“During the summer of 2015, I opened up my house to a group of young creatives who were new to Venice, CA. They had moved from Oregon to pursue music and needed a place to crash.
Having recently moved from the Pacific Northwest myself, I was familiar with showing up in a city not knowing anybody and wanted to help.
"Helping" started with giving couches, food & advice. Soon it turned into hosting shows where they could share their music and meet like-minded people.
In February 2016, we made a logo and called ourselves WINSTON HOUSE, named after my childhood dog.
Since than, we’ve helped hundreds of up-and-coming artists and had the privilege to work with some of the biggest artists in the world. You can see some of those artists here.
More than perhaps anywhere in the world, LA is a destination for creative people who are willing to leave their home, family & friends behind to pursue a passion. Trying to make it on your own is always an isolating and lonely experience.
Building community for those people is a mission we’re committed to. I feel really lucky that we’ve had so many people come along to support that mission along the way.
WINSTON HOUSE is doing all sorts of new things now, but ultimately it always comes back to helping creatives and bringing people together through music.”
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