February—it’s the shortest month of the year, but there’s definitely no shortage of exciting things happening here in Potomac and the surrounding Washington D.C. metro area. When thinking of ideas for our Arts + Makers issue, we were inspired by the talented creatives who beautify our community with their work. We also wanted to highlight venues in and around the community offering wonderful opportunities to get cultured. Whether it’s local theater performances, music, visual arts or handmade masterpieces from local artisans, we were inspired by the creative culture in Potomac’s backyard.

We hope you find inspiration from the creative people highlighted on these pages and venture out to experience the arts at the fantastic venues featured. Consider this issue your guide to all things artsy, and behold the beauty while you make memories celebrating the arts.

Call for Artists: Like our Facebook page @PotomacLifestyleMag and stay tuned to find out how you can enter our upcoming Cover Story Contest. Please submit photos with the following themes: Summer, Kids and Pets. We are accepting entries from photographers of all ages and abilities. Good luck!

Happy Reading!

KC Cole, publisher