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Creativity Still Pulling into the Dilworth Artisan Station

CLT Creatives | July 3, 2020

The Dilworth Artisan Station’s hundred-year-old building on East Kingston is known for being packed with creativity every day. Before COVID-19, 24 artists were paying rent and putting out their art for sale in their studios. Now,  according to painte… read more »




WET PAINT – Meet Jen Hill: 2Hills

CLT Creatives, Columnists | July 1, 2020

Welcome back to the second edition of the CLT is Creative series, ‘Wet Paint’ – A look inside Charlotte’s booming public art scene. When we left off, local muralist, Matt Moore was talking about how reluctant he was to discuss the booming art scene;… read more »




“Green shoots through concrete…”

CLT Nonprofits | July 1, 2020

“I’ve seen this movie before,” he said. “I’ve been involved in Black Power and civil rights for a long time. But we’ll see. This time does feel different.” – Henry Rock Henry Rock has been anticipating this moment – when the white establishment final… read more »




Erinn Frechette Flutes from the Rooftops

CLT Creatives, Charlotte SHOUT!, Videos | June 30, 2020

Charlotte SHOUT! is an annual celebration of Queen City art, music, food and ideas — and it’s scheduled to return later this year! So we’ve tapped our city’s creatives to help get us pumped for the festivities by highlighting the creativity that grac… read more »




Three Funds Available NOW to Innovative Queen City Creatives

Creative News, How To/Resources | June 29, 2020

This year has not been easy for anyone … and we’re not exactly sure what the future will look like. Disruption is everywhere. But, disruption exposes holes in existing systems and opens up possibilities for enterprising and innovative creatives. To… read more »




Community Groups Working to Transform Beatties Ford Road

Creative News | June 29, 2020

For the past 4-5 years, Ricky Singh, an artist and an educator at Charlotte Lab School, has wanted to paint a mural on Beatties Ford Road. In the wake of last Monday’s tragic events, which claimed the lives of four Charlotteans — Jamaa Cassell, Chri… read more »




Pedro Perez Cares About Families Experiencing Homelessness

CLT Nonprofits, Editorials | June 26, 2020

“My career is defined by a number of firsts, taking on new challenges and persevering against the odds,” Perez said. “Resiliency is an attribute I share with the families served by Charlotte Family Housing.” – Pedro Perez When you think of an ex-New… read more »




Those You Seek to Serve Have The Answers

CLT Creatives, CLT Nonprofits | June 26, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is an editorial from Greg Schermbeck, founder of Schermco, a social-impact consulting firm that offers strategic advising, organizational development, and implementation services to schools and education-focused organizations tha… read more »




COVID-19 and the Digital Divide

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Nonprofits, Videos | June 26, 2020

COVID-19 has forced us all onto the Web for education, business and entertainment. No problem if you have high-speed internet, but you’re still running to catch up. But, if you are in the grasp of the digital divide, without access to reliable broadb… read more »




Henry Roe is SHOUTing! from the Rooftops

Charlotte SHOUT!, Videos | June 25, 2020

Charlotte SHOUT! is an annual celebration of Queen City art, music, food and ideas — and it’s scheduled to return later this year! So we’ve tapped our city’s creatives to help get us pumped for the festivities by highlighting the creativity that grac… read more »




Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Armah Shiancoe

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Nonprofits, Videos | June 23, 2020

However you decide to pronounce his first name, one thing is crystal clear about Armah Shiancoe: he is preparing our young people to be of true value to our 21st Century communities. In this Batch of the Biscuit Blitz, Matt Olin chats with Armah abou… read more »




Lifting Up Communities Too Long Ignored

CLT Nonprofits, Creative News | June 23, 2020

“…we want to teach financial responsibility – show our participants how the business world works.” – Manuel Campbell Before Aspire Community Capital makes a loan, the nonprofit gives aspiring business owners the know-how and tools to realize their… read more »




Visions of the Not Normal: Mitchell Kearney

Creative News, Photo Series, Photography | June 22, 2020

The Biscuit and The Charlotte Ledger have partnered up to present our new photo series, “Visions of the Not Normal” — offering views of neighborhoods and communities across the city through the eyes (and lenses) of local photographers during the COV… read more »




Jason Jet is “Numb”

CLT Creatives, Music, Videos | June 22, 2020

Between COVID-19, the murder of George Floyd, the upcoming Presidential election and demonstrations, we’re all struggling with many emotions and foundational shifts underway across the country and the world. It’s difficult for many of us to put our t… read more »




Thanks to Our Fathers for their Creative Inspiration

CLT Creatives | June 21, 2020

Everyone is creative … but developing that creativity takes time, practice, practice, practice and lots of encouragement from those around us. This Father’s Day, we asked you on Instagram how your fathers had influenced your creative journey. We on… read more »




Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Melody Gross

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | June 19, 2020

Melody Gross is a communications strategist, a speaker, a coach for women who have experienced domestic violence and a mom. And, she quit her job to start her own company on December 31. She’s struggling with COVID-19 as the rest of us are. She has h… read more »




@CLTBlackOwned has Pride, Purpose & a Plan

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | June 19, 2020

“We really are in this to serve others and support and highlight their business so it can increase their sales.” – Ashley Creft Amidst demonstrations about the death of George Floyd, discussions of how to dismantle systemic racism, ensure conversatio… read more »




Jennifer Wiggins is SHOUTing! from the Rooftops

Videos | June 19, 2020

Charlotte SHOUT! is an annual celebration of Queen City art, music, food and ideas — and it’s scheduled to return later this year! So we’ve tapped our city’s creatives to help get us pumped for the festivities by highlighting the creativity that gra… read more »




Sign Up and Share Your Voice

Happenings | June 17, 2020

BOOM Charlotte Issues a Call to Create DEADLINE: June 19 at 11:59PM Artists have the ability to bring the swirling emotions we are all feeling into reality. Through their paintbrushes, spray cans, pencils, clay, and cameras, they can comment on the s… read more »




Lighting Up Uptown for Juneteenth

Happenings | June 17, 2020

UPDATED! In honor of Juneteenth, Bank of America Corporate Center at 100 N. Tryon St. and 300 S. Tryon Streets will light their crowns in red, black and green — the colors of the Pan-African Flag — at sunset (approx 8:41pm) on June 19.⁣ ⁣ On Saturd… read more »