February—it’s the shortest month of the year, but there’s definitely no shortage of exciting things happening here in the special communities of San Clemente, Dana Point and San Juan Capistrano. When thinking of ideas for our Arts + Makers issue, we were inspired by our local creatives who beautify our community with their work. Whether it’s live theater performances, the small-town arts scene or handmade goods from local artisans, we were inspired by the creative culture these cities are bursting with.

Some of our favorite arts-related things to experience around the area include handcrafted items, thoughtfully designed and personally inspired by some very talented people right here in our communities.  We unveil their stories, their love for what they do and where you can find these one of a kind treasures in time for Valentines Day. 

We hope you discover something new in these pages and come to appreciate the unique and artistic perspective that surrounds you. Consider this issue your guide to all things artsy and hit the town to unleash your own creativity!

You never know—we may see you around!