CLT Creatives

This is the most exciting time ever to be creative in the Charlotte region. Our city’s creative energy is surging and we’re growing as a creative destination. A report we worked on back in 2017 revealed that there are more than 58,000 creative jobs spanning 72 for-profit and not-for-profit industries throughout our 16-county region. That’s some impressive creative output (with a big impact on our region’s economy), and The Biscuit’s mission is to tell their stories and shine a bright light on their work.

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 »

Onboarding Podcast – Nao Tsurumaki Takes the Stage with Children’s Theatre

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Podcasts | February 25, 2021

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte (CTC) has long been revered by Charlotteans, but especially head Biscuit-baker Matt Olin. Having spent many of his formative years working with CTC, Olin credits the organization for making a profound impact on him and… 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 »

Giant Postcards Proclaim Love for the Queen City 

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Happenings | February 16, 2021

February is all about love. And, to celebrate their affection for Charlotte, six local artists painted giant, love-themed postcards along the light rail line at 7th Street Station. Most works are 8-feet wide on display outside 7th Street Public Marke… 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 »

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 »

JazzArts Charlotte Charts the Beat of the Future with Songs of the Past

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Happenings | February 12, 2021

“Whisper, listen, whisper, listen. Whispers say we’re free Rumors flyin’, must be lyin’. Can it really be? Can’t conceive it, don’t believe it. But that’s what they say Slave no longer, slave no longer, this is Freedom Day.” – Lyrics from Freedom Day… read more »

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with 7 of Charlotte’s Coolest Creative Couples

CLT Creatives | February 11, 2021

“Our community doesn’t suffer from a scarcity mentality. We believe that a rising tide raises all ships. There is a genuine celebration of each other and appreciation for each other’s gifts.” – Krystle Baller Roses are red, violets are blue … creativ… 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 »

Lead With Love Billboard

CLT Creatives, Where Are We in CLT? | February 3, 2021

When you believe in a message, you may share some words on social media or put a small bumper sticker on your car. When you REALLY believe in a message, you put those words on the biggest billboard you can find and you make sure everyone sees. And th… read more »

Equal Time: Nothing But Blue Skies with Xavier Cheek

CLT Creatives, Equal Time, Videos | February 2, 2021

What can you create in five minutes?  We were inspired to ask this question of Charlotte creatives when OrthoCarolina rolled out a new online system that allows you to make an appointment in five minutes or less.  Five minutes. That may not seem like… read more »

Brash Bear Bares Everything … But His Name

CLT Creatives | February 2, 2021

Paula Deen used to be everywhere. The Savannah restaurant she owns with her family, The Lady and Sons used to have a line that snaked out the door and around the block. She had cookbooks, TV shows, a whole Southern-fried culinary empire. That was bef… read more »

Charlotte Spoke to Poet Kia Flow. And, She Answered Back.

CLT Creatives | February 2, 2021

Poetry brought Kia Flow to the Queen City. The Jacksonville, Florida native started singing and performing as a kid at church and school. That led her to do a Slam Poetry show in Greenville, North Carolina. On that trip, Flow’s group stopped in Charl… read more »

What’s The Future of Live Performance in Charlotte?

CLT Creatives, Music | February 2, 2021

COVID-19 can do many terrifying things, but it can’t stop the music … or stageplays … or even laughter. Stages across Charlotte and the world were silent in 2020, but the performances went on. As we’ve covered in The Biscuit throughout this month, cr… read more »