Porter Metzler





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 »




“Cool Globes” on North Tryon Street

Where Are We in CLT? | July 2, 2020

Many summer travel plans have been canceled this year, but there is still a way you can go on a globetrotting adventure right here in the Queen City. 35 globes are calling the streets of Charlotte home for the remainder of the year and they are defin… read more »




“Clarity” by Matt Hooker and Matt Moore

Where Are We in CLT? | June 30, 2020

We would say that this mural has us howling in delight every time we see it, but in all honestly, we usually just stand there in stunned silence in awe of its beauty and detail. This piece by Matt Hooker and Matt Moore, also know around the Charlotte… read more »




Furrow by Thomas Sayre

Where Are We in CLT? | June 26, 2020

Fun Fact: Wednesday, July 1 is National Gingersnap Day, arguably the biggest holiday of the year, so we thought we would pump the hype up even more by sharing the gingersnappiest looking piece of art in the Queen City. Every time we pass this install… read more »




First National Bank Building

Where Are We in CLT? | June 23, 2020

Built in 1927, the First National Bank Building (now known as Tryon Plaza) is covered inside and out with small craftsmanship details that will catch the eye of any visitor paying close enough attention, especially any mythology buffs. The limestone… read more »




“Unfurled” Mosaic at 5200 Park Selwyn

Where Are We in CLT? | June 19, 2020

We aren’t sure what the record for the most artists to work on one project in Charlotte is, but we think this piece at 5200 Park Selwyn is a strong contender for the crown. The stunning mosaic titled “Unfurled” is a combination of mosaic pieces from… read more »




Sign Up and Share Your Voice

Happenings | June 17, 2020

BOOM Charlotte Issues a Call to Create DEADLINE: June 19 at 11:59PM Artists have the ability to bring the swirling emotions we are all feeling into reality. Through their paintbrushes, spray cans, pencils, clay, and cameras, they can comment on the s… read more »




“Belmont Strong” by Rosalia Torres-Weiner

Where Are We in CLT? | June 15, 2020

We would like to put in a formal request for a mural to be painted on every street in Charlotte. Life just seems a little better with colorful roadways, don’t you agree? Charlotte artivist (artist + activist) Rosalia Torres-Weiner of Red Calaca Studi… read more »




Mecklenburg Investment Company Building

Where Are We in CLT? | June 7, 2020

Built in 1922, the Mecklenburg Investment Company (MIC) Building is one of the last remaining buildings in Charlotte’s historic Brooklyn neighborhood. Brooklyn was a predominantly black community that existed as a “town within a town” in Charlotte’s… read more »




MacFly Fresh Gives Us Something to SHOUT About

CLT Creatives, Charlotte SHOUT! | June 7, 2020

“We are screen printers for the people!”  If you know anything about MacFly Fresh Printing Co., then you know the statement above from Eric Ndelo, the co-founder and creative director of MacFly, is more than true. Located in Camp North End, the Charl… read more »




Thad Tate Statue

Where Are We in CLT? | March 26, 2020

In times like these, we need examples of courage and leadership more than ever. Thad Tate, one of Charlotte’s earliest and most influential African American businessmen, checks both of those boxes. He was a leader in the community who owned and opera… read more »




16th Street Bridge Mural

Where Are We in CLT? | June 3, 2020

“Love is the bridge between you and everything else.” Love is going to be an important factor over the coming days, weeks, months, and years as our country attempts to heal and create effective widespread change. We can do this, but we need to do it… read more »




The Gateway and Century Buildings

Where Are We in CLT? | May 30, 2020

The Queen City recently overcame San Fransisco as the 15th largest city in the United States, with no signs of slowing down. With more people comes newer and bigger buildings. The landscape of our city is changing on a daily basis as we continue to e… read more »




“Inner World” Mural by GLeo

Where Are We in CLT? | May 26, 2020

Last week, we shared a photo of a giant shoe that was once the base of a float in Charlotte’s award-winning Thanksgiving Day parade. We gave you a clue to where you could find it — near the mural on the North side of the Hal Marshal Annex — BUT we… read more »




Creative Challenge: Thank You to the Sanitation Workers

CLT Creatives, Charlotte SHOUT!, Happenings | May 20, 2020

Charlotte’s Sanitation Workers Keep Us From Being A Mess Trash and recycling collection is a difficult job. And the job has been a lot harder these past few months as we are all at home generating more garbage, more empty Amazon boxes, and more yard… read more »




Binocular Wall at CBI Workplace Solutions

Where Are We in CLT? | May 18, 2020

If there are two things we could all do to make these times a bit brighter, it’s spread a little love and lend a helping hand. Check in on your friends and family, your neighbors and coworkers, your favorite barista and your high school English teach… read more »




Mike Wirth & Optimist Hall Say “Thank You”

Where Are We in CLT? | May 15, 2020

We’ve been trying to say thank you more. To our loved ones. To our friends. To our coworkers. To the essential workers. To the teachers. To the restaurant workers. To those on the frontlines at the hospitals. To those still creating on a daily basis…. read more »




Charlotte’s “Shared Street”

Happenings, Where Are We in CLT? | May 13, 2020

What are we doing this afternoon? As Martha and the Vandellas (and later David Bowie & Mick Jagger) say, we’ll be dancing in the street! Literally! The City of Charlotte started its “Shared Streets” initiative last weekend in an effort to give ev… read more »




Brawley’s Beverage

Exploring Charlotte, Where Are We in CLT? | May 7, 2020

Is it just us … or does it looks like she knows something we don’t? Here’s something we DO know — tomorrow is Friday and that is cause for celebration and the last day of the initial round of stay-at-home orders. And what’s a celebration without a fe… read more »