Articles




“Cool Globes” on North Tryon Street

Where Are We in CLT? | July 2, 2020

Many summer travel plans have been canceled this year, but there is still a way you can go on a globetrotting adventure right here in the Queen City. 35 globes are calling the streets of Charlotte home for the remainder of the year and they are defin… read more »




“Who Built Me” With Eric Ndelo

CLT Creatives, Podcasts | July 1, 2020

In an effort to define social capital and show the profound effects it has on our community, we’re introducing a new series of podcasts called “Who Built Me.” We’ve asked several prominent Charlotteans to talk about the people and ideas that have sha… read more »




EDITORIAL: A Look Back at June

Editorials | July 1, 2020

Welcome to July 2020. On more than one occasion this year, I’ve wondered what day it is. Time is so fuzzy these days, it feels nearly irrelevant. But here we are, moving headlong into July. Has it already been six months? Has it only been six months?… read more »




Every Day Is An Adventure with Jen Edwards

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | July 1, 2020

In this edition of the Biscuit Blitz, Jen Sudul Edwards raps with Matt Olin about her roles as chief curator for the Mint Museum and board chair for Goodyear Arts (among others roles), and how the pandemic has forced her to embrace the mantra, “Every… read more »




“Clarity” by Matt Hooker and Matt Moore

Where Are We in CLT? | June 30, 2020

We would say that this mural has us howling in delight every time we see it, but in all honestly, we usually just stand there in stunned silence in awe of its beauty and detail. This piece by Matt Hooker and Matt Moore, also know around the Charlotte… read more »




ASC’s Studio 345 is Moving to Arts+

Creative News | June 29, 2020

The Arts and Science Council’s (ASC) youth development program, Studio 345 is getting a new home and is moving to Arts+ on July 1st. While not physically moving, Studio 345 will be under Arts+’s administration and will remain in their same location i… read more »




Make National Gingersnap Day a Snap

Happenings, Recipes | June 29, 2020

Wednesday, July 1 is National Gingersnap Day, and what a great day it is to celebrate that sweet and savory cookie! These delectable morsels made from molasses, ginger (of course), cinnamon, cloves and brown sugar deserve to be a part of your week. T… read more »




Furrow by Thomas Sayre

Where Are We in CLT? | June 26, 2020

Fun Fact: Wednesday, July 1 is National Gingersnap Day, arguably the biggest holiday of the year, so we thought we would pump the hype up even more by sharing the gingersnappiest looking piece of art in the Queen City. Every time we pass this install… read more »




Bring Your CFO (Chief Furry Officer) to Work!

Happenings | June 26, 2020

  It’s National Bring Your Pet to Work Day… but with most of us working from home these days, should it be considered National Bring Your Human to Work Day for our pets? Either way, we wanted to know more about the CFOs of the Queen City. No,… read more »




First National Bank Building

Where Are We in CLT? | June 23, 2020

Built in 1927, the First National Bank Building (now known as Tryon Plaza) is covered inside and out with small craftsmanship details that will catch the eye of any visitor paying close enough attention, especially any mythology buffs. The limestone… read more »




Tosco Music Is Hosting Their Next Party in Your Living Room

CLT Creatives, Happenings, Music | June 19, 2020

With the success of the first Tosco Music Party – From Our Living Room to Yours raising over $20,000 for area musicians, a second virtual party is hitting the airwaves on Saturday, June 20th at 8pm.   Made possible by a grant from the Charlotte-Meckl… read more »




“Unfurled” Mosaic at 5200 Park Selwyn

Where Are We in CLT? | June 19, 2020

We aren’t sure what the record for the most artists to work on one project in Charlotte is, but we think this piece at 5200 Park Selwyn is a strong contender for the crown. The stunning mosaic titled “Unfurled” is a combination of mosaic pieces from… read more »




Capturing the Legacy of Charlotte’s Black Lives Matter Mural

CLT Creatives, Videos | June 17, 2020

“Are you willing to attach yourself to a legacy that’s bigger than you?” Last week was amazing. It was full of love and hope and art. Our friends at Charlotte Star Room were there on 200 S. Tryon Street to capture footage as 22 artists and countless… read more »




“Belmont Strong” by Rosalia Torres-Weiner

Where Are We in CLT? | June 15, 2020

We would like to put in a formal request for a mural to be painted on every street in Charlotte. Life just seems a little better with colorful roadways, don’t you agree? Charlotte artivist (artist + activist) Rosalia Torres-Weiner of Red Calaca Studi… read more »




BLACK LIVES MATTER Mural – Letter By Letter, Artist By Artist

CLT Creatives | June 11, 2020

  On June 9, 2020 a team of 22 mural artists and countless helpers painted a universal truth on the 200 block of S. Tryon Street: BLACK LIVES MATTER. The group was led by Brand the Moth & BLKMRKTCLT in partnership with Charlotte Is Creative… read more »




Velocity Wants To Accelerate Your Creative Business

Happenings | June 8, 2020

Are you itching to turn your creative passion into a growing business? Maybe you need to get focused and smart about your creative business, or need help embracing the current realities in order to launch or reboot. Luckily, our friends at the Center… read more »




CLT Creatives React to the Death of George Floyd – June 7

CLT Creatives, Happenings | June 7, 2020

Creatives imagine into reality the feelings and thoughts many of us are having difficulty expressing. Over the past week, we’ve seen an awe-inspiring amount of moving artwork, powerful photographs, images and thought-provoking words from creatives in… read more »




Mecklenburg Investment Company Building

Where Are We in CLT? | June 7, 2020

Built in 1922, the Mecklenburg Investment Company (MIC) Building is one of the last remaining buildings in Charlotte’s historic Brooklyn neighborhood. Brooklyn was a predominantly black community that existed as a “town within a town” in Charlotte’s… read more »




MacFly Fresh Gives Us Something to SHOUT About

CLT Creatives, Charlotte SHOUT! | June 7, 2020

“We are screen printers for the people!”  If you know anything about MacFly Fresh Printing Co., then you know the statement above from Eric Ndelo, the co-founder and creative director of MacFly, is more than true. Located in Camp North End, the Charl… read more »




Thoughts in an Unrest State

CLT Creatives, Editorials | June 7, 2020

This is an editorial from Jalil Pack, a Charlotte-born creative recently featured in The Biscuit. After watching an impassioned Instagram post he made in the wake of George Floyd’s death, we asked Jalil to share his thoughts in writing. Let’s address… read more »