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Artist. Mommy. Educator. Residential Bad Ass. Hellraiser. Queen of Dragons. Villain.

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | April 28, 2020

Artist. Mommy. Educator. Residential Bad Ass. Hellraiser. Queen of Dragons. Villain. Our friend “King” Carla Aaron-Lopez uses ALL of these are words above to describe herself … and, it’s a good thing, because she defies definition. We reached out to… read more »




$10,000 – 13 Jobs – 1,000 Meals

CLT Nonprofits, Creative News | April 28, 2020

It’s all about stirring the pot of uncertainty in a positive way … putting more beef in the stew.” Chef Ron Alhert of the Community Culinary School of Charlotte (CCSC) and Tom Sasser of Burke Hospitality Group aren’t known for sitting around. As acti… read more »




Visions of the Not Normal: Heather Liebler

CLT Avengers, Photography | April 26, 2020

PHOTO CREDIT: Heather Liebler Putting the impact of COVID-19 on the world, let alone the people and neighborhoods of our own community, is nearly impossible. While they can’t tell the whole story, photographs and pictures help. To that end, we’ve par… read more »




City of Charlotte Awards Grants to 11 Creative Placemaking Projects

Creative News | May 3, 2020

Before the COVID-19 outbreak, the City of Charlotte’s Planning, Design and Development department posted an open call for communities and artists to submit for creative placemaking grants. They recently announced ten placemaking grants and one techni… read more »




Bryan Kalantek’s Got Mad LOVE for His Neighborhood

Creative News | April 21, 2020

Charlottean Bryan Kalentek also answered the call for #CreativityInCaptivity, sharing the version of Philadelphia’s famous “Love” sculpture from Robert Indiana, that he cut, painted and installed in his front yard with us on Facebook. He said: “Was l… read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with Tre’ McGriff

CLT Creatives | March 5, 2020

Charlotte is a town replete with meetings and events. Diverse. Engaging. Plentiful. If you like meeting, you’ll find no shortage of them to attend. But, after a while, you need a barometer. Is this meeting worth my time? Should I be here? Tough to te… read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with MyLoan Dinh

CLT Creatives | February 26, 2020

MyLoan Dinh never stops. In the fourth quarter of 2019, she was a resident at McColl Center for Art + Innovation. In January, she unveiled a new mural,  “Collective History.” at Knight Theater in conjunction with Tim Robbins’ production of The New Co… read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with Caroline Calouche

CLT Creatives | February 12, 2020

Caroline Calouche Founder of Caroline Calouche & Co. and CLT Cirque & Dance Center   Native Gastonian Caroline Calouche loves to dance. But, dancing on the ground wasn’t enough. Two BFA degrees in Ballet and Modern Dance wasn’t enough. A… read more »




Celebrate Innovation Day with Charlotte Inventions!

Exploring Charlotte | February 4, 2020

This Sunday, Feb. 16, is designated National Innovation Day — a day to celebrate creative ideas that work their way into the real world. And, that got us thinking? What was invented in Charlotte? And, then we thought, “Why don’t we play a round of Q… read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with Laura Palka

CLT Creatives | January 31, 2020

  Laura Palka Anchor/Reporter/Actor Instagram | Web | IMDB If you’re watching The Outsider on HBO, you know there are very few moments of comfort. So, it felt like a reprieve to see a familiar face pop up as a reporter at the beginning of the se… read more »




400 Rubik’s Cubes Unleash Infinite Creativity

Creative News | January 30, 2020

Just before the end of 2019, Jordan Pham, a 14-year-old Charlottean, asked his parents for several hundred Rubik’s in order to create pixel mosaic portraits like those he’d found online. (It’s a story in and of itself — say Jordan’s folks — finding… read more »




Four to Follow: Stacy Cassio’s Picks

CLT Creatives | January 30, 2020

Okay, here’s the official line: Stacy Cassio is the Founder & CEO of the Pink Mentor Network. It’s through Pink Mentor that Stacy shares her personal experience with the power of mentorship. She knows her own career & business have been shape… read more »




The “King of Queen City Can Design” Helps Us Celebrate National Beer Can Day

Creative News | January 24, 2020

Yep. You read that right. January 24, 2020 is “Beer Can Appreciation Day” across the globe. This is a day that should have great cultural significance here in Charlotte where our ever-growing ecosystem of breweries is daily producing award-winning be… read more »




“Space to Work Together” – EY wavespace Arrives at The RailYard

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | January 22, 2020

“Charlotte, as its forming its identity, needs to be pulling from all the different sectors, all the different groups — nonprofit, corporate, start-up. That’s what we want to be doing here.” – Sarah Smith, EY wavespace™ Facilitator Charlotte’s burge… read more »




“Placemaking is Profoundly Personal”

Editorials | January 16, 2020

Placemaking and equitable development are at the top of many Charlotte minds right now. How do we ensure that everyone has the space and opportunity to succeed, that they are heard and seen and that places of deep-rooted significance are addressed wi… read more »




The “Lights” Are Still Bright at the Whitewater Center

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | January 15, 2020

The holiday lights have been packed up and put away for another year across the city, but there is still holiday magic alive in the air (and the woods) at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. “Lights,” an immersive light exhibit installed along a hal… read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with William McNeely

CLT Creatives | January 15, 2020

William “Coach” McNeely is native of Charlotte, NC. He’s an entrepreneur, non-profit executive and a former Apple Market Development Executive and Educator. After a successful career, he left Corporate America to teach technology solutions to middle… read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with Jamie Decker

CLT Creatives | January 9, 2020

Jamie Decker Founder of Experience Anatomy Jamie Decker is a self-proclaimed, straight-up “anatomy nerd.” In 2007, she toured the traveling Body Worlds exhibition created by Dr. Gunther von Hagens (seen by more than 44 million people, the most visite… read more »




Bright Future. Same Ol’ Complaints.

Exploring Charlotte | January 1, 2020

So … wow. It’s 2020. That used to feel so very far away. Shouldn’t we be living on the moon or working at Spacely Sprockets or plugged into the Matrix or be putting down a robot revolution by now? When is the future going to be, you know, the “futu… read more »




EDITORIAL: Seeking Absolution for Improper Attribution

Editorials | December 31, 2019

We made a mistake. Now, we’re seeking absolution for improper attribution. When you’ve committed to sharing the stories of the Charlotte creative community and doing what you can to lift up the people behind the work, you can’t take plays off. But, w… read more »