Masterful Makers

The creative process is much like that of alchemy—creating something out of nothing after the artist’s muse strikes with inspiration. Creation is a way for the artist to fully form souvenirs emblematic of their experiences in daily life using their imagination. These objects become unique treasures shared with the eye of the beholder. The following pages light up with color…

Notable Lessons from International School of Music

Since 2004, the International School of Music has been serving the communities of Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Rockville and the rest of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The International School of Music has been voted Best in Music Instruction by Washington Families and by U.S. Commerce Association. Its top-rated instructors are hired not just for their performance and teaching experience but also…

Curating Creativity

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 … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

Five Colleges in Maryland Ranked Best on Earth U.S. News & World Report has ranked five Maryland universities among the best on Earth. The annual rankings compared 1,250 schools across 75 countries.  Johns Hopkins University was ranked the best college in Maryland, with an overall ranking of 12th in the world. “Schools that prioritize quality academic … Continued


KIDfest, presented by Montgomery County's KID Museum, brings together makers, scientists, artists, community leaders and families for a day of hands-on activities and presentations designed to spark imaginations and inspire the next generation of artists and innovators. Attendees experienced the latest in robotics, engineering, biotechnology, sustainability, interactive art and more. KIDfest is held every September, in Silver Spring's … Continued

The World of Montgomery Festival

The World of Montgomery Festival celebrates numerous diverse cultures of our area through traditional arts, multicultural music, food, dance and hands-on activities. Held at Montgomery College Rockville every October, the free festival allows visitors to experience “International Village” organized by KID Museum. Activities include experiencing traditional arts demonstrations and performances and hands-on crafts highlighting featured countries.

The Architecture of Acoustics

The Music Center at Strathmore is renowned for its innovative acoustic design. The design in and of itself is its own art installation. Every form, shape and space has a significant function to balance sound while allowing for a dynamic range of sounds to be experienced. The high notes are crisp and not tinny, and the low notes are warm and…

Romantic Santorini

Plan your Romantic Getaway to the Historic Island in the Aegean Sea Article Nicolette Martin Stay: Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel is considered one of Santorini’s most romantic hotels. The elegant couples-only cliffside hideaway—named a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2018 award winner—features luxe, minimalist rooms and suites carved into the side … Continued

Just Desserts and… from City Perch Kitchen + Bar

Create this spectacular dessert for your beloved this Valentine's Day, or better yet, enjoy this tasty masterpiece at City Perch Kitchen + Bar while you enjoy romantic ambiance during date night. They have an extensive dining menu and a wide variety of wine and cocktail choices. Here's the recipe for their Raspberry Infinity Cake. After making your favorite vanilla cake,…