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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 »

Charlotte’s Most Creative Couples

Editor's Pick | February 14, 2020

You’ve received a link to this page because one of your fans named you one of Charlotte’s most creative couples. That’s right … you and the one you love are well-loved by the creative community here in Charlotte. To celebrate you and your partner,… 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 »

Fighting for Equity with a Jig Saw

CLT Creatives | September 3, 2020

The events of the last year have given all of us a lot to process. Many of us are looking for creative outlets to share our feelings and show support to our community. Charlotte creative, Irene Nguyen — AKA Lil Bit Design  — defines herself as an “… read more »

ASC Funds 24 Creative Groups with Cultural Vision Grants

Creative News, Grants and Funding | September 2, 2020

Last week, the Arts and Science Council injected $148,700 in funding to 24 different creatives and creative groups through its Cultural Vision Awards initiative. Half of those are “led by and/or serve communities that the philanthropic community has… read more »

SHOUTING! Match – Jillian Mueller and Kat Sanchez

CLT Creatives, Charlotte SHOUT! | August 28, 2020

To help keep up Charlotte’s spirits during the COVID-19, we’ve partnered with Charlotte SHOUT! and Charlotte Center City Partners to encourage Queen City creatives to team up for SHOUTing Matches — short, shareable creative mash-ups. Charlotte SHOUT!… read more »