For the INDY‘s annual summer arts and culture preview special, I wanted to do something different this year. I love the swimming hole and other traditional summer fun as much as the next guy (more, probably), but it’s all but hopeless to put a fresh spin on them. So I decided to look at summer differently: Through a wintry lens. Our writers dream up creative ways to turn summer days in the Triangle into snow days, and things get pretty out of hand. And, of course, our critics preview the summer season in visual art, theater, dance, film and more. Props to Chris Williams for the Mad Magazine-style fold-in cover, Alex Boerner for the inspired photos, and Maxine Mills and Skillet Gilmore for the vivid interior design. Dive into the package through the handy table of contents here.