Delilah, a New Series on Oprah’s OWN Network, Was Filmed – And Set In – Charlotte

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | March 2, 2021

In TV and movies, Charlotte has stood in for Washington, D.C. and its Virginia suburbs (Homeland), Chicago (Leatherheads) and even a bleak, post-apocalyptic wasteland (The Hunger Games). But beginning next week, Charlotte will – finally – not be cast… read more »

Equal Time: @CLTChalkArt’s Crowning Achievement

CLT Creatives, Videos | March 2, 2021

Five minutes may not seem like a lot of time … but, if you’re devoted to your craft … it’s all you need to create something incredible. To help save their patients time, our partners at OrthoCarolina have launched an online scheduling system that hel… read more »

Two Charlotteans Team Up to Take the (Pound) Cake

CLT Creatives, Our New Best Friend | March 2, 2021

March 4 is a day to celebrate the time-honored dessert, pound cake. Have you ever been to a potluck or picnic that hasn’t included pound cake? Neither have I. It’s incredibly versatile which makes it a favorite in our house. You can add fruit and whi… read more »

A Newcomer Reacts to Charlotte

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | March 2, 2021

Moving across the country to a city in which you know no one, have zero ties to and in the middle of a global pandemic sounds crazy, right? Those were exactly my thoughts as I began packing everything I owned to move out of my apartment in Boise, Ida… read more »

Where Are We In CLT? “Being”/“Man Mold”

Exploring Charlotte, Where Are We in CLT? | March 2, 2021

Public art is everywhere in Charlotte. And, not even COVID-19 seems to be slowing it down. In fact, nine new pieces of public art have been unveiled since July 2020 with much more underway. It’s not hard to learn about recent entries into the public… read more »

February HUG Spotlight: Kurma Murrain and Greg Russell Get Published

CLT Creatives, HUG Micro-Grants | February 23, 2021

Too often, imaginative and creative projects are held back by reality — lack of funds, lack of awareness or lack of encouragement. Little obstacles can keep big ideas from moving forward. With the help of individual donors and corporate sponsors, Ch… read more »

Tasty Tracks: Kat Holland’s “Imagination”

CLT Creatives, Music | February 23, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic may have silenced stages across the Queen City … but it hasn’t silenced musicians. Charlotte-based songwriters and performers have been busy over the last year. They’re eager to share their work. And, we’re ready to help. To cel… read more »

Our New Best Friend: Lucas Ayres of CLT Shooters

CLT Creatives, Our New Best Friend | February 23, 2021

“As humans, there’s a few basic things that we truly desire — the sense of belonging or being a part of something greater than ourselves, a sense of accomplishment and a sense of safety. Creativity is one of the few natural forces that has the abili… read more »

Where Are We In CLT? Canine Café Charlotte

Exploring Charlotte, Where Are We in CLT? | February 23, 2021

Sit. Stay. Now, run. This Tuesday, Feb. 23 was International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day. (But, you dog lovers probably already knew that.) One of our favorite spots to gather provisions for the occasion is Canine Café Charlotte, a fixture in South… read more »

Equal Time: Melissa Wineman Reminds Us That Spring Is Coming

Equal Time, Videos | February 16, 2021

Five minutes. 300 seconds. It doesn’t seem like much time at all, but for a skilled creative like Charlotte artist Melissa Wineman, it’s all the time you need to be brilliant. Our friends at OrthoCarolina have launched an online scheduling system to… read more »

Where Are We In CLT? 7th Street Station Interactive Art

Exploring Charlotte, Where Are We in CLT? | February 16, 2021

When you head uptown, you expect the skyscrapers to impress you. But, you don’t expect them to sing to you. Yet, that’s exactly what the 7th Street Station parking garage does. When the deck opened in 1998, the team behind it wanted to add a little w… read more »

Mashal Fatima Valam Uses Her Flower Power

CLT Creatives | February 16, 2021

Mashal Fatima Valam is a floral jeweler. The material she works with isn’t as durable as gold or silver, but her pieces aren’t meant to last a lifetime, either. Part of their beauty (and their worth) is in their fleeting nature. Valam, who was born i… read more »

I’m A Sandwich: Sub One

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, Videos | February 16, 2021

As you can tell from our Instagram feed – @CLT.Remedy – we know food. But, we’re no sandwich experts. We grew up in an Asian household where most meals were served with a side of rice. It wasn’t until we immigrated to the U.S. from Guam in 1998 that… read more »

Our New Best Friend(s): Stephen and Nathan Tucker of Powder Studio Porcelain

Our New Best Friend | February 16, 2021

To help us celebrate the spirit of Valentine’s Day 2021, we asked our Instagram followers to help us identify the inspirational creative couples at work in the Queen City. And, the suggestions – like Cupid’s arrow – came flying in. Using those sugges… read more »

The Accidental Poet: Kathie Collins on the life-changing art of writing (and reading) poetry

CLT Creatives | February 16, 2021

I’m in awe of poets. I’m in awe of my friend, Kathie Collins, whose poetry chapbook, Jubilee, is one I reach for again and again. When I cannot find the words for how I feel, sooner or later it’ll occur to me that someone else has had this feeling be… read more »

PODCAST: CreativeMornings/Rewind with Irisol Gonzalez

CLT Creatives, Podcasts | February 9, 2021

Promise. It’s a big word made of only seven letters. From the youngest age, we’re taught to honor our promises to others and see them through to the end. No matter what. But, what about the promises we make to ourselves? At the February 2021 gatherin… read more »

Jay Ward Explores ‘A Labyrinth of Secrets to Unlock’

CLT Creatives | February 9, 2021

If you think you don’t like poetry, Jay Ward – project manager by day and poet 24/7 – would like to have a word with you. Probably more than one word … and some of them will rhyme. “Depending on your first experience with poetry, it can feel intimida… read more »

An Art Walk You Can Sink Your Heart Into

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | February 9, 2021

Overcome the winter rut with a stroll along the Lovers Art Trail collection of love-themed murals scattered throughout some of Charlotte’s coolest neighborhoods compiled by Art Walks CLT. To make some special memories while socially distancing, the t… read more »

How Retailer blis is Weathering the Pandemic

Creative News | February 9, 2021

We’re used to hearing about restaurants and retailers that started online or at pop-up locations and then made the leap to brick and mortar. blis did that in reverse. Like most retailers, blis started small. “We used to call the original store ‘littl… read more »

Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff

Exploring Charlotte, Where Are We in CLT? | February 9, 2021

Both professional artists and weekend painters following Bob Ross’ step-by-step instructions on TV love Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff with equal fervor. Professionals have known about the Remount Road resource since it came to town in 2007. A lot of beginner… read more »