Porter Metzler






Find Your Chief Furry Officer – Meet Callie

CLT Nonprofits, Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | October 8, 2019


Are you currently hiring for the position of CFO (Cute, Furry Officer)? October is “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month” and we have partnered with Carolina P.A.W.S. to help some of our furry friends find a forever home with amazing benefits! Each week in Octo… read more »




We’re Off To See The Wonderful Wizard of Charlotte

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | October 2, 2019


Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Charlotte anymore. Or at least it feels that way as characters from the Land of Oz keep appearing in the streets of Crown Town. Jack at 1231 W Morehead St Charlotte’s street art scene is booming right now, so I hav… read more »




Find Your Chief Furry Officer – Meet Ricky

CLT Nonprofits, Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | October 2, 2019


Are you looking for a CFO (Cute, Furry Officer) for your family? October is “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month” and we have partnered with Carolina P.A.W.S. to help some of our furry friends find a new job (and a forever home)! Each week in October we will f… read more »




Talking Walls Releases List of 2019 Muralists

Creative News | September 20, 2019


Charlotte is in crisis! We have too many blank walls! Good thing Talking Walls Charlotte is returning to cover our city’s boring walls with vibrant murals. Sixteen different muralists from across the city, country and globe will take over Charlotte f… read more »




Move Over, Superman! Here Comes Frogboy!

CLT Creatives | August 6, 2019


Superheroes have soared into historic popularity in the past few years. Caped crusaders are demolishing the box office on a regular basis, break records left and right. Primetime television seems to feature a new hero team with each new season. Video… read more »




Charlotteans Needed to Round Up Tiny Pitbulls

CLT Creatives | July 18, 2019


Tiny pitbulls are invading the Queen City. Yup, you read that right. Charlotte creative and HUG Grant recipient, Michael Sullivan, wants you to hunt high and low for magnetic pitties he’s hiding all over the city on Free Art Fridays – #FAFCLT.




HUG Life: An Unconventional Film School for an Unconventional Woman

CLT Creatives | June 25, 2019


As a medium, film has always broken away from the conventional. From the earliest days of cinema, every filmmaker wants to do something different, to push the medium in bold new directions. As techniques, genres and the ways films are made and distri… read more »




Everything is Awesome (When David Bulfin Works with LEGO)

CLT Creatives | June 20, 2019


“The world can be so noisy and working with LEGO creates a sense of quiet. It feels a bit like pure creation within a perfectly constrained system, which is a rare thing.” – Dave Bulfin You’d be hard pressed to find someone under the age of 60 who di… read more »




Brand the Moth is Searching for First-Time Muralists

CLT Creatives, Creative News, How To/Resources | June 4, 2019


Have you ever wanted to try something new, but you didn’t know where to start? To take that next step in your career or your passion, but the task ahead seemed too daunting? Sometimes you just need a helping hand — whether you are a writer who wants… read more »




Quacking Back with Charlotte Squawks

Creative News, For Newcomers, Happenings | May 30, 2019


Charlotte Squawks is a summer tradition in Charlotte. And, it’s quacking back again. The annual musical parody show that views the Queen City through a satirical lens celebrated its 15th opening night last night … and it’ll keep on ruffling feather… read more »




200Artists: SouthEnd ARTS Helps Artists Find Their Voice (and Each Other)

CLT Creatives, Creative News, How To/Resources | May 28, 2019


Charlotte’s a growing city. And, that can mean growing pains. New restaurants, breweries and apartments seem to pop up all across the city overnight, but when these businesses come in, artists are often displaced. While it’s exciting to see our city… read more »




Make Clouds of Thought, Not War: An Interview with MCOT

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | May 9, 2019


It’s just a fact that museums and galleries are the best places to see art? Right?  What if I told you the one best places to see art is while you’re standing on a corner, waiting for the light to change? Or on your short walk from the parking lot to… read more »




BOOM-Shaka-Laka: Two Artists Bringing an Explosion of Creativity to the BOOM Festival

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Editorials | April 23, 2019


Three… two… one… BOOM! The fourth annual BOOM festival is taking over Plaza Midwood this weekend — Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28. BOOM is a three day arts experience that aims to highlight the power of art and the ways it can bring communitie… read more »




We’re NUTS About This Book!

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Editorials | April 4, 2019


People of Charlotte, meet Mai-Lis Bahr. Wait a minute … that’s her line not ours! After sharing hundreds of stories about local Charlotteans as the founder of People of Charlotte, Mai-Lis Bahr decided to share an important story of her own. She recen… read more »