Porter Metzler





“Continuum” at the TransAmerica Square Dome

Where Are We in CLT? | October 1, 2020

It’s easy to have your head down while walking around. You may be watching your feet to ensure you don’t trip or you might have your eyes glued to your phone screen as you await the next Twitter notification that confirms that 2020 is trash. But, we… read more »




Take A Trip To The Museum This Weekend!

Happenings, How To/Resources | September 25, 2020

It’s time to go on a field trip … because museums are back open! With the start of Phase 2.5 on September 4, North Carolina museums are allowed to open and operate at a 50% capacity. Many Charlotte-area museums have decided to open their doors agai… read more »




Charlotte Hornets Minor League Baseball

Where Are We in CLT? | September 24, 2020

Did you know that there were Charlotte Hornets in the Queen City as early as 1892? Charlotte’s first minor league baseball team held the name nearly 96 years before the buzz of the NBA came to the Queen City. The baseball team existed until 1973.⁣ ⁣… read more »




Charlotte Rescue Mission Rebound Center

Where Are We in CLT? | September 18, 2020

Just outside Uptown, across the street from the Panthers’ “space-age practice bubble” on Cedar Street, the Charlotte Rescue Mission is a beautiful reminder of Charlotte’s past, but it’s an incredibly active part of our present. ⁣ ⁣ From its residenti… read more »




“Public Display of Affection” in Downtown Matthews

Where Are We in CLT? | September 3, 2020

Usually, we think PDA is a little icky. (Come on people, get a room.) Especially now that we are supposed to be social distancing. (Seeing people hold hands in the produce section raises our anxiety level now.) But there is one Public Display of Affe… read more »




Home of the 90s

Where Are We in CLT? | August 27, 2020

Now this is a story all about how, one creative woman flipped her home upside down, and we’d like to take a minute, to tell you all about this starlet, and how she made a ‘90s palace in a town called Charlotte. Charlottean Jessica Jones was bit by th… read more »




30 Days. 30 Sketches. One Corrie Liotta.

CLT Creatives | August 19, 2020

Sometimes it can be difficult to get the creative juices flowing, especially when we are entering month 5 of staying at home and we’re all feeling a little drained. But, if you ask any artist/musician/creative what the key to success is, they’ll prob… read more »




Open Rice Charlotte

Where Are We in CLT? | August 18, 2020

This is approximately how many boxes are required for our carryout order at Open Rice. When everything at a restaurant is this tasty… sometimes you just gotta go with one of everything! You can find this take-out container installation in the dinin… read more »




White Rabbit Mural

Where Are We in CLT? | August 6, 2020

We want to add a little bit of color to your morning! This bright and bold mural titled “Our Lives, Our Culture, Our Time” was painted by artist Gil Croy in 2012 as a symbol of love, peace, equality, and pride for Charlotte’s LGBTQ+ community. You ca… read more »




Hugh McManaway Statue on Queens Road

Where Are We in CLT? | August 4, 2020

On August 3, we played a game of “Where Are We In CLT?” with our pals at WBTV’s QC Life. Throughout the day we left clues on social media about our top (not so) secret location before the big reveal on QC@3. So, (if you ignored the photo above) where… read more »




Thanos Mural by Southern Tiger Collective

Where Are We in CLT? | July 30, 2020

We’re in the endgame now. Thanos has assembled all of the Infinity Stones and has set up shop on the side of Seventh Sin Tattoo Company to await whichever Avengers are brave enough to face him and whichever Charlotteans are brave enough to take a pic… read more »




Celebrating Paperback Book Day With 8 CLT Bookstores

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | July 30, 2020

85 years ago, the humble paperback book as we know it today was invented. (Is it just us or doesn’t it feel like paperback books should be way older than that?) In honor of the day Penguin Books published their first 10 paperback novels in 1935, ever… read more »




Independence Tower

Where Are We in CLT? | July 28, 2020

Decades before the “Pink Building” on South Boulevard was blinding Charlotte drivers with its unique color scheme, there was another tower reflecting the sun’s harsh rays into the eyes of those stuck in traffic. Built in 1972, Independence Tower is t… read more »




“The Wildcat Way” Statue at Johnson & Wales University

Where Are We in CLT? | July 23, 2020

We need every Johnson & Wales student and alumni to join us in a verse of the official school fight song: “Wildcats everywhere Wave your hands up in the air That’s the way we do it Let’s get to it Come on everyone!” Oh, wait… that’s from High Sch… read more »




Caroline Calouche & Co. is Spreading the Love

CLT Creatives, Happenings | July 23, 2020

Caroline Calouche & Co. are bringing their aerial talents to a screen near you! Saturday, July 25 marks the aerial and contemporary dance company’s very first virtual performance. But, don’t expect a lesser show just because it’s online. “A Love… read more »




Mr. K’s Soft Ice Cream

Where Are We in CLT? | July 17, 2020

It’s looking like a hot weekend ahead, so we are preemptively telling you where you need to go get some ice cream (and a burger or two) to cool off. Mr. K’s Soft Ice Cream is an #OGCLT establishment that has stood the test of time on its little corne… read more »




Old City Hall

Where Are We in CLT? | July 15, 2020

Last week, we showed you the Butterfly Highway pit stop behind the Old City Hall in Uptown but… we never showed you Old City Hall itself! In 1924, the City of Charlotte outgrew their city hall located on the corner of Trade and 5th Street that had be… read more »




Butterfly Highway Pit Stop

Where Are We in CLT? | July 9, 2020

We don’t see many summer road trips in our future this summer, so we’re going to leave the highway adventures to the butterflies this year. These butterflies get to take an expressway that cuts straight through the heart of Uptown, never has traffic… read more »




Live From The Print Shop Gives Us Something to SHOUT About

CLT Creatives, Charlotte SHOUT! | July 9, 2020

  Harmony. It can come when two instruments sync up to create beautiful music. It might happen when two ideas blend together to create a bold new concept. When a performer connects with an audience, whether in person or virtually as it has been… read more »




Charlotte Fire Station #6

Where Are We in CLT? | July 7, 2020

If you asked us to name the most iconic firehouse of all time (we know you didn’t ask but please humor us), we’d say the Ghostbusters headquarters. BUT if you asked us to name the most iconic firehouse in the Queen City, we’d say Charlotte Fire Stati… read more »