February—it’s the shortest month of the year, but there’s definitely no shortage of exciting things happening here in Bowie. When thinking of ideas for our Arts + Makers issue, we were inspired by the talented local creatives who beautify our community with their work. Whether it’s local theater performances, the Bowie arts scene or handmade goods from local artisans, we were inspired by the creative culture our city is bursting with.

Some of our favorite arts-related things to experience around the area include local galleries, makers’ spaces and classic American dance theater. And if you’re on the hunt for some locally made gifts for your sweetie, we recommend checking out our gift guide for something unique they’ll always remember.

With our own bustling creative scene—from printmakers to home decor experts—we hope you find inspiration in these pages and come to appreciate our unique perspective here in Bowie. Consider this issue your guide to all things creative and hit the town to unleash your own creativity!

You never know—we may see you around!