Porter Metzler





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Where Are We in CLT? | April 3, 2020

We miss our daily mural hunting sessions. So, we’ll have to settle for looking through all of our old pictures of Charlotte’s gloriously painted walls. One of our favorites in our Camera Roll is this beautiful piece by Charlotte artist Georgie Nakima… read more »




Social Media Advice From Charlotte Is Creative’s Social Media Scoundrel

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources | April 3, 2020

Remember in The Wizard of OZ, when the curtain at the Emerald City was pulled back and the Wizard was revealed to be just some regular dude? Well, I’d like to pull back the curtain of Charlotte Is Creative’s social media accounts and reveal myself as… read more »




Canine Co-Workers Can Be a Handful (and a Carpetful)

Creative News, Happenings | March 28, 2020

Now that the Stay-At-Home order is in action in Mecklenburg County, many of us in Charlotte have transitioned into working remotely from home. We still get to see our co-workers via Zoom or Google Hangout, talk on the phone and chat it up in our grou… read more »




#CreativityInCapivity: 31 Creative Things You CAN Do During Stay-At-Home

CLT Creatives, Happenings | March 25, 2020

On Tuesday, Mecklenburg County issued a stay-at-home proclamation that will go in effect starting Thursday, March 26 at 8am and will run through April 16th. (UPDATE: It is now in effect until at least April 29.) By issuing the stay-at-home, officials… read more »




Interesting Events – Punk Flea Market, Nonprofit Bytes, Star Wars Symphony & More

Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | March 12, 2020

What’s going down in Crown Town? A lot! It’s waaaaaaaaaaaay too much to fit in one article, so we decided to narrow it down to 12 of our favorite events happening over the next few weeks in the Queen City. You know how the saying goes: Charlotte’s go… read more »




Belle Acres Golf & Country Club

Where Are We in CLT? | March 5, 2020

There’s been a gargoyle sighting in South End! These gargantuan stone guardians protect the Belle Acres Golf & Country Club. (Did you know that there was a country club in the heart of South End?) Affectionately pronounced “Belly Acres” by its me… read more »




Interesting Events – PB&J Sandwiches, PurrCussion, Hope Vibes & More

Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | March 5, 2020

Whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when CLT events come for you? We’ve got 12 events coming in hot to the Queen City that we’re interested in and think you will be, too. There’s plenty on tap for the next week, so let’s dive in belo… read more »




Interesting Events – Anatomy Exploration, Winston Robinson on “Identity,” HERstory & More

CreativeMornings/CLT, Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | February 27, 2020

So much to do, so little time! We have 12 events happening in the Queen City that deserve to be on your calendar. Any week that includes a scientific exploration of the body, a creative discussion on identity, deep fried Girl Scout cookies, art shows… read more »




Howren Music

Where Are We in CLT? | February 20, 2020

Since they opened their doors in 1950, Howren Music has had one goal: to help anyone wants to be a musician, become a musician. In their own words, they want you to “Be a player!” With over 70 years of helping musicians grow, Howren Music has become… read more »




Interesting Events – Moving Poets, A New (Used) Bookstore, CLT Pride & More

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers, Happenings | February 20, 2020

We have a brand new batch of 13 Charlotte events we’re excited about over the next week … especially on the bonus Saturday we have coming up. If you’re like us, you want to take full advantage of the Leap Year and use your extra day doing something… read more »




Creative News – Nerdy Night Out, Five Points Plaza & I Heart Rail Trail

Creative News, Happenings | February 19, 2020

Join us for a Nerdy Night Out (and Bring Your Ideas)! CALLING ALL NERDS! WE NEED YOUR HELP! Last year, Blumenthal Performing Arts invited Charlotte Is Creative to develop Nerdy Night Out, an “intelligent nightlife series.” With the help of Caveat NYC… read more »




I Heart Rail Trail

Where Are We in CLT? | February 17, 2020

We love Rail Trail!⁣ You need to see the four interactive light installations that have made their way to the Rail Trail for South End’s “I Heart Rail Trail: Lights!”⁣ The installations run from Carson Street Station down to Sycamore Brewing. This ba… read more »




Interesting Events – A Night in Rio, Book Swap, Bike Parade & More

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers, Happenings | February 13, 2020

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! We’ve compiled a list of 12 interesting Charlotte events that will add a little extra fun to your life! Read below to learn more about how you can spend A Night in Rio, swap stories, celebrate local artists, make a li… read more »




Amélie’s French Bakery & Cafe

Where Are We in CLT? | February 10, 2020

Every Monday morning feels like one big puzzle of trying to figure out schedules, meetings, assignments, articles, proposals, events, and if we’re lucky, a dash of social life that all need to happen each week! Sometimes fitting everything on our Goo… read more »




Interesting Events – Southern Ladies Arm Wrestling, Bob Ross & More

Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | February 6, 2020

Valentine’s Day is next week and we have something to get off of our chest. We love … interesting events! Nothing fills our hearts more than the joy we experience during a night out in the Queen City … and we want to share that love with you! We’… read more »




Something Old, Something New – Dim Sum & Hawkers

Exploring Charlotte, O.G. CLT | January 31, 2020

We love the latest greatest AND the oldies but goodies! That’s why we suggest you try a “Something Old/Something New” approach when exploring the Queen City. Here we offer up a new-ish restaurant/brewery/venue/shop we enjoy and match it with a simila… read more »




Interesting Events – The Odd Couple, Karaoke Roulette, Comics & More

Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | January 30, 2020

The events are coming! The events are coming! Go ahead and open your Google Calendar, save these dates, and send invites to your closest friends so they don’t miss out on all of the action. We’ve got 12 events happening this week that are sure to del… read more »




Something Old, Something New – Canine Cafe Charlotte & Pet Wants

Exploring Charlotte, O.G. CLT | January 24, 2020

For “Something Old, Something New,” we share a new restaurant/brewery/venue/shop and pair it with a similar #OGclt spot that’s been in Crown Town for years, and in some cases, decades. Today, we want to make your furry friends happy and introduce you… read more »




Interesting Events – Podcasting 101, Puppy Bowl, Purple Steppers & More

Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | January 22, 2020

How does that one Olivia Newton-John song go? Let’s get eventful! Eventful! Let me hear your calendar talk, your planner talk, let me hear your calendar talk! Yeah, that sounds right! If you want to make next week eventful, we have 11 interesting eve… read more »




Interesting Events – Thorgy Thor, MLK Day, Women’s March & More

Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | January 16, 2020

If it’s events you want, it’s events you shall get! We’ve compiled a list of 12 of our favorite happenings in the Queen City over the next week… so get out there, get creative, and explore Charlotte! Now let’s dig in and see what we have coming up…. read more »