The engine of communities across the USA is creativity. If not for the makers, the communities would be less vibrant, the human experience less enriching, our daily lives less full. Commonstate is a tribute to the creative thinkers in every community who believe that a culture of creativity is a better culture for all. These are the writers, artists, photographers, entrepreneurs, restaurateurs, musicians, architects, and original thinkers; the innovators and people who see the world differently and for the better, who through the movement of a pen, or the stroke of a brush, the click of a shutter or a singular vision for business are fearlessly themselves. Commonstate celebrates them all.