The arts can be an extraordinary vehicle for education and multi-cultural understanding, as well as a source of beauty and inspiration. Covering Irina Negulescu’s paintings I learned that in communist Romania, painters had access to only three primary colors: red, blue, and yellow. By writing about “Welcome to Ramallah” a play written by Jewish playwrights Sonja Linden and Adah Kay, I learned that during the creation of Israel hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were expelled from their homes and forced into ever shrinking territory. Talking to Gretchen Burns Bergman of Gretchen Productions, I learned that combining theatre, dance, music and choreography is the best way to create exciting and successful fashion shows. Farrowtone taught me how important it is to stay true to your roots and be proud of where you come from, even as you promote yourself on a national arena. Everyone featured has something to teach and I am eager to learn. I hope you are too.