The Biscuit Staff

Charlotte Artists United for ACT: NOW, Act I

Creative News | July 11, 2020

ACT:NOW – Act I Saturday, July 11 at 4pm Artists know how to externalize many of the emotions that we are all feeling on the inside. BOOM Charlotte, in partnership with BLKMRKTCLT, Charlotte Is Creative and The Roll Up CLT, asked Charlotte’s creative… read more »

This Air Stream Needs A Name

CLT Nonprofits | July 7, 2020

  She Built This City is committed to giving young women the tools to build Charlotte’s future… literally. After 20 years in the construction industry and often being the only woman in the room, Demi Knight Clark founded the non-profit organizat… read more »

Erinn Frechette Flutes from the Rooftops

CLT Creatives, Charlotte SHOUT!, Videos | June 30, 2020

Charlotte SHOUT! is an annual celebration of Queen City art, music, food and ideas — and it’s scheduled to return later this year! So we’ve tapped our city’s creatives to help get us pumped for the festivities by highlighting the creativity that grac… read more »

Three Funds Available NOW to Innovative Queen City Creatives

Creative News, How To/Resources | June 29, 2020

This year has not been easy for anyone … and we’re not exactly sure what the future will look like. Disruption is everywhere. But, disruption exposes holes in existing systems and opens up possibilities for enterprising and innovative creatives. To… read more »

Bring Your CFO (Chief Furry Officer) to Work!

Happenings | June 26, 2020

  It’s National Bring Your Pet to Work Day… but with most of us working from home these days, should it be considered National Bring Your Human to Work Day for our pets? Either way, we wanted to know more about the CFOs of the Queen City. No,… read more »

Visions of the Not Normal: Mitchell Kearney

Creative News, Photo Series, Photography | June 22, 2020

The Biscuit and The Charlotte Ledger have partnered up to present our new photo series, “Visions of the Not Normal” — offering views of neighborhoods and communities across the city through the eyes (and lenses) of local photographers during the COV… read more »

Thanks to Our Fathers for their Creative Inspiration

CLT Creatives | June 21, 2020

Everyone is creative … but developing that creativity takes time, practice, practice, practice and lots of encouragement from those around us. This Father’s Day, we asked you on Instagram how your fathers had influenced your creative journey. We on… read more »

Capturing the Legacy of Charlotte’s Black Lives Matter Mural

CLT Creatives, Videos | June 17, 2020

“Are you willing to attach yourself to a legacy that’s bigger than you?” Last week was amazing. It was full of love and hope and art. Our friends at Charlotte Star Room were there on 200 S. Tryon Street to capture footage as 17 artists and countless… read more »

BLACK LIVES MATTER Mural – Letter By Letter, Artist By Artist

CLT Creatives | June 11, 2020

  On June 9, 2020 a team of 22 mural artists and countless helpers painted a universal truth on the 200 block of S. Tryon Street: BLACK LIVES MATTER. The group was led by Brand the Moth & BLKMRKTCLT in partnership with Charlotte Is Creative… read more »

Velocity Wants To Accelerate Your Creative Business

Happenings | June 8, 2020

Are you itching to turn your creative passion into a growing business? Maybe you need to get focused and smart about your creative business, or need help embracing the current realities in order to launch or reboot. Luckily, our friends at the Center… read more »

CLT Creatives React to the Death of George Floyd – June 7

CLT Creatives, Happenings | June 7, 2020

Creatives imagine into reality the feelings and thoughts many of us are having difficulty expressing. Over the past week, we’ve seen an awe-inspiring amount of moving artwork, powerful photographs, images and thought-provoking words from creatives in… read more »

Queen City Creatives React to the Death of George Floyd

CLT Creatives, Happenings | June 3, 2020

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed after being pinned to the ground by three Minneapolis police officers for nearly 9 minutes. In the week since, protests have occurred all across the nation and globe to lament the death of George Floyd, promot… read more »

DEC(OH)DE: Crafting Careful Messaging in Crisis

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources, Videos | June 2, 2020

You want to speak to your community about the state of the world in crisis, but you’re worried about how to do it. Ohavia Phillips has got your back. She wants you to speak out, but with care, planning and intelligence. The death of George Floyd may… read more »

HUGS and Bolts: 14 Creative Charlotteans Honored

CLT Creatives | May 26, 2020

Each month, with the help of OrthoCarolina and The Savage Way, we present a #BoltOfInspiration — beautiful moss art bolts — to Charlotteans who are working to help make the Queen City a more vibrant and loving place that urges all of us forward. Th… read more »

SHOUTing from the Rooftops: John Cozayk

CLT Creatives, Videos | May 26, 2020

In anticipation of Charlotte SHOUT! later this year, we’re asking Charlotte musicians to film themselves performing songs within earshot of the neighbors. In this edition of “SHOUTing from the Rooftops,” guitarist John Cozayk serenades us in Spanish… read more »

Manor Theatre Closing. Our Hearts are Broken.

Creative News, Editorials | May 21, 2020

And, the Oscar for Lifetime Achievement in Charlotte goes to …⁣ ⁣ Many words have already been shared across Charlotte about the closing of The Manor Theatre. We’ll share two: THANK YOU.⁣ ⁣ The four of us who manage Charlotte Is Creative & The… read more »

Opera Singer Lauren Russell SHOUTS from the Rooftops

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

In anticipation of Charlotte SHOUT! later this year, we’re asking Charlotte musicians to film themselves performing songs within earshot of the neighbors. In this edition of “SHOUTing from the Rooftops,” Lauren Russell, performs “I’ll Be Here” from t… read more »

Broken Crowns: The Truth About the Meck Deck

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, Videos | May 18, 2020

BROKEN NEWS! We’ve found the answer to Charlotte’s biggest secret! For years, scholars and citizens alike have broken their backs to prove or disprove the existence of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. After years of questing, we have an i… read more »

Creative Challenge: Thank You to Our Grocery Workers

CLT Creatives, Charlotte SHOUT!, Happenings | May 13, 2020

These very essential workers help us get our essentials. If you had told us three months ago that the hottest spot in the Queen City would be our neighborhood grocery stores, we would’ve chuckled as we called our uber to the Charlotte Beer Garden. Bu… read more »

SHOUTing! Match: Pokeymon Stop the Kidnabing Fief

Charlotte SHOUT!, Videos | May 5, 2020

To help keep up Charlotte’s spirits during the COVID-19 and prepare for annual Charlotte SHOUT! events this fall, we’ve asked Queen City creatives to team up for SHOUTing Matches — short, shareable creative mash-ups. To kick us off, we have “Pokemon… read more »