February—it’s the shortest month of the year, but there’s definitely no shortage of exciting things happening here in Greensboro. 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 Greensboro 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 dinner and a show at Barn Dinner Theater, art parties at the Center for Visual Arts and “paint and sip” classes at Masterpiece Art Studios. With our own bustling creative scene—from jewelry makers and potters to musicians and actors—we hope you find inspiration in these pages and come to appreciate our unique perspective here in Greensboro.

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!