Tim Miner

Where Are We in CLT? “Man Feeding Poor Man”

CLT Creatives, Where Are We in CLT? | November 24, 2020

Over the past few years, Uptown Charlotte has become a hotbed of mural art, thanks to artists from Talking Walls and many others. In fact, TWO new murals have been painted the 7th Street side of Duckworth’s and Spirit Square (across from Victoria Yar… read more »

Charlotte Star Room’s 3 Biggest Challenge

3 Biggest Challenges, CLT Creatives | November 19, 2020

After moving to the Queen City from New York in 2013,  Charlotte Star Room founders Levin and Alexis Chaskey got to work. They didn’t wait for invitations. They did the inviting. Or, they invited themselves. They couldn’t help it. They were excited b… read more »

Georgie Nakima’s New Mural at East Town Market

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, Where Are We in CLT? | November 19, 2020

It may seem like murals pop-up overnight, but they require a great deal of time, planning and patience. They also contain a great deal of secret wonder. Much of the base work artists use to establish the mural is covered up by the final product. If y… read more »

SHARE Charlotte Teams Up with 10 Charlotte Artists

CLT Creatives, CLT Nonprofits | November 12, 2020

Ricky Singh is at it again. Over the past few months, we’ve shared Ricky’s work to use art to create community pride along the Beatties Ford Road corridor, paint a #CountOnMeCLT mural to promote COVID-19 safety and launch the “Rise Up” video series o… read more »

Art Heist on Tryon Street

Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | November 12, 2020

Priceless art is missing. (Not in Charlotte, but in Boston. But that’s old news.) You’re needed to help solve the crime. (Not really — unless you happen to know anything about the stolen art from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, which inclu… read more »

Where Are We in CLT? Santé

Exploring Charlotte, Where Are We in CLT? | November 12, 2020

If you feel like someone’s watching you the next time you head uptown via Providence Road, there’s a good reason. Someone is.  Not “someone,” exactly. More like “something.” This summer, Charlotte artist Matthew Steele installed “Santé,” a large wall… read more »

Our New Best Friend: @Henna_By_Sana

CLT Creatives, Our New Best Friend | November 12, 2020

Over the course of any given week, we scroll through the work of hundreds of Charlotte creatives on Instagram. But, @henna_by_sana, the account of self-taught Queen City creative, Sana Nisar, always stops us in our tracks. Her designs are intricate a… read more »

Applications for CARES Funding Directed to Mecklenburg County Creatives & Cultural Organizations Due 11/10

Creative News | November 6, 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (November 5, 2020) – Time is running out for creative individuals and small and mid-sized arts, science and history nonprofit organizations based in Charlotte-Mecklenburg to apply for funding to address business interruption costs rel… read more »

The Hope Tank

CLT Nonprofits, Where Are We in CLT? | November 5, 2020

Where Are We in CLT? Okay. This one is a bit of a cheat. In the case of the Hope Tank, the question is more “Where ISN’T it?” than where it is. You’ll find the Tank exactly where it’s needed, where Charlotte’s homeless are living.  After more than a… read more »

Rich Barrett Rocks Out #Rocktober with His Pen

CLT Creatives | October 29, 2020

Finding ways to escape the monotony and anxiety of life during a pandemic and stay physically mentally strong can be tough. For many creatives, finding inspiration in isolation, is another hurdle.  Rich Barrett is a user experience design strategist… read more »

5 Ridiculous Questions with Gavin Toth

5 Ridiculous Questions, CLT Creatives | October 22, 2020

Gavin Toth Co-Owner Divine Barrel Brewing Gavin Toth, Ben Dolphens and Scott Davis Recently, we shared on Instagram that Gavin Toth of Divine Barrel Brewing named a new beer, “A Rumor of Tacos,” after an off-hand remark made by Charlotte Is Creative’… read more »

Thomas Spratt & King Haigler on the Trail of History

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte, Where Are We in CLT? | October 22, 2020

#WhereAreWeInCLT? On the section of the Little Sugar Creek Greenway across from the Grady Cole Center and the Philip L. Van Every Culinary Arts Building on CPCC’s campus, you’ll find these two bronze figures standing together, looking out into the di… read more »

Art & Activism Take Flight with Lord Phly

CLT Creatives | October 22, 2020

Presidential campaigns leave nothing to chance. Every aspect is carefully planned and thoughtfully choreographed. When Sen. Kamala Harris recently held a brief “Shop Talk” roundtable in the parking lot next to White’s Barbershop, a long-standing Blac… read more »

More Murals! Two New Window Murals Address COVID Safety

Creative News | October 15, 2020

This Saturday, artist Girish Nair is fighting the spread of COVID-19 with paint and brushes. He will create a new window mural on the front window of Tabla Indian Restaurant to educate the public on the need to stay vigilant against the virus.  WHAT:… read more »

Hugs and Bolts – 11 HUGS Given in October

Creative News, HUG Micro-Grants | October 15, 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. In O… read more »

Lauren Ansley’s 3 Biggest Challenges

CLT Creatives | October 15, 2020

Jumping out on your own and starting a business is never easy. While empowering and exhilarating, challenges you never would have imagined have a tendency to crop up — scenarios you didn’t plan for like COVID-19. But, that’s precisely what happened… read more »

USNWC Turns the “Lights” Back On

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | October 14, 2020

US National Whitewater Center (USNWC) is switching the Lights back on. Lights, the ground-breaking immersive light installation that transformed the USNWC walking trails in 2019, will be open after dark (weather permitting) from mid-November to mid-F… read more »

Who Will Be Crowned CLT DJ Royalty in 2020?

Creative News, Happenings, Uncategorized | October 2, 2020

UPDATED: Tickets to the 2020 DJ Battle sold out by 3PM Friday, Oct. 2. The CLT DJ Battle cannot be stopped. Last year, it was rained out at Charlotte SHOUT! But, it punched back for a show at Dupp & Swat where Arial Dominquez AKA DOMii claimed th… read more »

The Story of Restoring Park Road Shopping Center’s Crown

Creative News | September 25, 2020

“She’s back… and she’s GLORIOUS!” Yep. I posted that effusive statement on our Instagram feedback in May when a restored Park Road Shopping Center sign once again crowned Michael’s and welcomed guests back to one of Charlotte’s oldest surviving shopp… read more »

What Do You Wish to Say with No Redactions?

Creative News, Happenings | September 24, 2020

Since 2004, Sheryl Oring has traveled the country with her trusted typewriter. When she sets up her portable office, she takes dictation from those she meets. A very specific form of dictation … she asks people to dictate a postcard they’d like to… read more »