February—it’s the shortest month of the year, but there’s definitely no shortage of exciting things happening here in Cape Coral. 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 the local arts scene or handmade goods from local artisans or exciting culinary creations, we were inspired by this city’s creative culture.

Some of our favorite arts-related things to experience around the area include classes at Karma and Coconuts. We love enjoying the delicious dishes and sweet treats at My Sweet Art. And if you’re on the hunt for some locally made Valentine’s Day gifts for your sweetie, we recommend checking out Noe’s Jewelry for something unique they’ll always remember.

With our own bustling creative scene—from jewelry makers and writers to musicians and artists—we hope you find inspiration in these pages and come to appreciate our unique perspective here in Cape Coral. Consider this issue your guide to all things creative and hit the town to unleash your own creativity!