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Where Are We In CLT? Ovens Auditorium

Exploring Charlotte, Where Are We in CLT? | January 6, 2021

“Charlotte will grow with these buildings, and grow into them.”   Charlottean David Ovens led the committee that built the original Charlotte Coliseum and the auditorium that still bears his name on Independence Blvd. He shared the words above with t… read more »

Where Are We in CLT? Sankofa Mural

Creative News, Where Are We in CLT? | December 30, 2020

The Biscuit doesn’t have a “Man/Woman of the Year” award. But if we did, Ricky Singh would be a top contender. As one of the founders of the Charlotte Lab School, Singh is no stranger to the creative scene. But, in the wake of a shooting along Beatti… read more »

No Waiting in the Wings 

Creative News | December 29, 2020

After an already devastating year for live theater, 2020 had one more cruel surprise for Theatre Charlotte this week.  Early Monday morning, an electrical fire in the HVAC system broke out in the historic theater at 501 Queens Road. While no one was… read more »

Dear Frontline Gives Artistic Props to Essential Workers

Exploring Charlotte | December 22, 2020

Last week, the Oakland, California artist Kate Deciccio and her team painted a new, temporary mural on the back of the Mecklenburg Investment Company Building 229 S. Brevard Street. This new mural was funded by Dear Frontline, a community art initiat… read more »

The Panthers Match Philanthropic Passion with Creative Prowess

CLT Nonprofits, Creative News | December 22, 2020

“Our experience working with local artists … was truly eye-opening. Each artist brought their own flavor to the collaboration and took to heart the passion behind the highlighted cause of each player.” – Jill Cole, Community Relations Assistant for… read more »

Our New Best Friend: @_CharlotteEAST

Exploring Charlotte, Our New Best Friend | December 17, 2020

We’re not going to lie. The post below got us a little misty about holiday shopping in old Eastland Mall.  That’s why we love our new best Instagram friend, @_CharlotteEAST. As the official account for the East Charlotte Advocacy Board (managed by Bo… read more »

An Exhibition of Creative Prowess … and Creative Friendship

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | December 17, 2020

“Something fundamental for me is the great joy that comes from having true friends who encourage and promote the artistic work that one does, knowing how complicated this profession can be sometimes.” – Leandro Manzo More than 100 paintings and print… read more »

Where Are We in CLT: Anderson’s

Exploring Charlotte, O.G. CLT, Where Are We in CLT? | December 16, 2020

The restaurant may have closed in 2006, but the sign is still up. More importantly, the pies are still being baked.  The three Anderson brothers opened Anderson’s (originally called Mercury Sandwich Shop) in 1946 across from Presbyterian Hospital at… read more »

Liz Clasen-Kelly is Finding Creative Ways to End Homelessness

3 Biggest Challenges, CLT Nonprofits | December 10, 2020

“There is only one Liz-Clasen Kelly. Her voice is one of knowledge, love, courage to do hard things and an unwavering belief that we can end homelessness. She makes us all believe; and that’s exactly what it will take.” – Lou Solomon, Interact Studio… read more »

PHOTO SAFARI: #CountOnMeCLT Window Murals Across Charlotte

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | December 10, 2020

There are many ways to fight a pandemic. One way is with a paintbrush.  Over the past few months, we have shared information about Charlotte artists using their skills to artfully encourage the public to wash their hands, wait six feet apart and wear… read more »

Laura Wolff Sees the Soul of the Skyline

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, Viewfinder | December 10, 2020

If Charlotte’s skyline has a soul, Laura Wolff, gameday photographer for the Charlotte Knights, is in the right place to find it. “I love the Charlotte Skyline because it is always changing,” she said. “Yes, they are always adding buildings to it, bu… read more »

Lo’Vonia Parks Answers 5 Ridiculous Questions … on Skates

5 Ridiculous Questions, CLT Creatives | December 3, 2020

It’s no mean feat to slow down Lo’Vonia Parks. She’s been EVERYWHERE in Charlotte this year, from helping create the Black Lives Matter Mural uptown to painting a “Rise Up” rocking chair inspired by Maya Angelou and making lots (and lots) of jewelry…. read more »

Shotgun Houses on 7th Street

Where Are We in CLT? | December 3, 2020

Huddled together behind the former AME Zion Church on 7th Street are two little houses with a big Charlotte history … and, hopefully, a new life to come. According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission, these two homes were most… read more »

Our New Best Friend, @Happy_Mutants, Surprises Us

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, Our New Best Friend | December 3, 2020

We love surprises. And, surprise is exactly what our new best friend, @Happy_Mutants, is all about. In just over a year, this anonymous artist has left more than 100 “mutants” he’s designed and created with a 3-D printer across the city. He looks for… read more »

Charlotte’s Best Bites on National Cookie Day

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | December 3, 2020

A WORD OF CAUTION BEFORE YOU READ THIS: The information you’re about to read is going to make you hungry. In fact, you’ll likely be ravenous. Please don’t bite or lick your screen. Don’t scratch it either. We tried that … it doesn’t work. This year,… read more »

Our New Best Friend(s): Rodrigo & Wendy Jimenez 

CLT Creatives, Our New Best Friend | November 25, 2020

We thought we’d add a little extra spice to your Thanksgiving week … and the last week of Dancing with the Stars. (What!?!?! We already miss it!) The turkey in the oven ain’t the only thing cooking that’s muy caliente right now! Our new best friend… read more »

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 »