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Tell us how you’re staying creative!

Creative News | March 15, 2020

These are challenging times, but creativity thrives under challenging circumstances. Indulging in your creative passions will keep your mind and your soul fed. And, it will do the same for others. As you create at home for yourself, your family, your… read more »




Inspiration Under Our Feet

Creative News, Editorials | April 3, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story of #CreativityInCaptivity was originally shared by Charlottean Tim McCleary, managing director of The Involvement Practice, in his company’s e-newsletter. As the name of his business suggests, Tim’s story inspired us. We are… read more »




Social Media Advice From Charlotte Is Creative’s Social Media Scoundrel

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources | April 3, 2020

Remember in The Wizard of OZ, when the curtain at the Emerald City was pulled back and the Wizard was revealed to be just some regular dude? Well, I’d like to pull back the curtain of Charlotte Is Creative’s social media accounts and reveal myself as… read more »




ASC Announces Mecklenburg Creatives Resiliency Fund

Creative News, How To/Resources | April 3, 2020

It’s not a secret, people — times are tough for everyone right now. Especially full-time creatives that have suddenly lost their main source of income. Artists, performers, freelancers, you name it, have been put in financial danger due to COVID-19…. read more »




East Town Market

Where Are We in CLT? | April 3, 2020

We miss our daily mural hunting sessions. So, we’ll have to settle for looking through all of our old pictures of Charlotte’s gloriously painted walls. One of our favorites in our Camera Roll is this beautiful piece by Charlotte artist Georgie Nakima… read more »




How Roses & Azalea is Coping with Covid

CLT Creatives, Creative News | April 1, 2020

The post below was posted on Instagram by Jenny Melick, co-founder of Roses & Azalea, a Charlotte company that opened in 2019 producing personal care and beauty products with organic botanicals and natural ingredients. We share it here with Jenny… read more »




City of Charlotte Placemaking Issues Call for Artists

Creative News | March 31, 2020

The City of Charlotte is offering up an ideal way for Queen City artists to channel their pent-up creative juices. They’ve issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for those interested in participating in the 2020 Placemaking Program. According to t… read more »




Keep Calm and Create On

Creative News, Editorials | March 31, 2020

“Keep Calm and Carry On.” If you’ve been paying attention over the last few years, you know this phrase and the many, many iterations that have followed. It was originally commissioned by the British government’s Ministry of Information in 1939 as a… read more »




Who Is SVP?

Videos | March 31, 2020

You may have heard of the annual SEED20 event, where 20 nonprofits train for two months in an effort to compete for funding. Since 2012, hundreds of nonprofits have participated. But do you know who’s really behind it all? Inquiring minds across the… read more »




Housebound Hits: Armando Bellmas

CLT Creatives | March 31, 2020

Like all of us, Armando Bellmas, vice president of marketing and operation at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation, is adjusting to stay-at-home life. The Center is on top of it already, offering a selection of online workshops, but how is he doing… read more »




Canine Co-Workers Can Be a Handful (and a Carpetful)

Creative News, Happenings | March 28, 2020

Now that the Stay-At-Home order is in action in Mecklenburg County, many of us in Charlotte have transitioned into working remotely from home. We still get to see our co-workers via Zoom or Google Hangout, talk on the phone and chat it up in our grou… read more »




Charlotte Music was Everywhere … Now, It’s ANYWHERE

Creative News | March 27, 2020

Are you bored with your “Quarantine Playlist?” Have you watched enough Netflix to last you the rest of the year?  Do you miss your weekend outings to Charlotte’s local music venues? Music Everywhere CLT wants to help you out, as well a musical creati… read more »




Tariq Bokhari Answers Shelter-In-Place Questions

Creative News | March 25, 2020

With the announcement of shelter-in-place orders for Mecklenburg County that take effect at 8am on Thursday, March 26, many questions about what kinds of movements are allowed have cropped up. Our media partner, WFAE, has posted answers to many of th… read more »




#CreativityInCapivity: 31 Creative Things You CAN Do During Stay-At-Home

CLT Creatives, Happenings | March 25, 2020

On Tuesday, Mecklenburg County issued a stay-at-home proclamation that will go in effect starting Thursday, March 26 at 8am and will run through April 16th. (UPDATE: It is now in effect until at least April 29.) By issuing the stay-at-home, officials… read more »




Combined, Hope and Creativity Make the Impossible Possible

Creative News, Editorials | March 22, 2020

Earlier this week, we were listening to a podcast about the Apollo 13 mission. The situation faced by Mission Control was unprecedented. The threat was very real. The outcome was very uncertain. In short, the immediate impact of Oxygen Tank 2 explodi… read more »




Front Porch Sundays Offers Online Options

Creative News | March 22, 2020

South End favorite, Front Porch Sundays may have had to hit the pause button for now, but they’ve got options of how you can support the local merchants and vendors who are part of this monthly market. On Friday, Esther and Elsa, the company that pro… read more »




We’re all in this together.

Creative News, Editorials | March 20, 2020

PHOTO CREDIT: Steven Lamar We may be apart. But, we’re still together.   The picture above makes us very happy and a little sad, too. It was taken by photographer Steven Lamar at the most recent meeting of CreativeMornings/Charlotte. It was an i… read more »




Daily Recipe – Rachael Green’s Quaran-Tini

Creative News, Recipes | March 20, 2020

  Rachael Green’s Quaran-Tini Ingredients: Tsp of finely diced fresh ginger Juice of 1 lemon 0.5 oz. of honey / 1 oz. of honey syrup (1/2 honey 1/2 water) Sprinkle of thyme dried / spring of thyme fresh 2 oz. of Conniption Gin (local North Carol… read more »




Kris Reid Cares About the Local Food System

CLT Creatives, Editorials | March 20, 2020

“You know what’s more contagious than [coronavirus] … Fear is way more contagious.” – Kris Reid Calling it a crisis would be putting it mildly. Kris Reid is fielding calls and e-mails from chefs, restaurant owners and farmers from across the Charlo… read more »




The Biscuit – March 18

Uncategorized | March 18, 2020

Moss Art by #TheSavageWay Charlotte Needs Us to START. So much has ended for now. Now, it’s time to START. Over the last week, so much of our news and our conversations have been about what we need to stop doing … what we need to hit the “pause” bu… read more »