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.



Where Are We in CLT? “Man Feeding Poor Man”

CLT Creatives, Where Are We in CLT? | November 24, 2020

Over the past few years, Uptown Charlotte has become a hotbed of mural art, thanks to artists from Talking Walls and many others. In fact, TWO new murals have been painted the 7th Street side of Duckworth’s and Spirit Square (across from Victoria Yar… read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with Todd Smith

5 Ridiculous Questions, CLT Creatives, CLT Nonprofits | November 20, 2020

Todd Smith Executive Director Bechtler Museum of Modern Art When Todd Smith became the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s executive director in early September, it was a homecoming of sorts. Smith lived in Charlotte early in his career – when he worked… read more »




November 2020 HUG Micro-Grants

CLT Creatives, HUG Micro-Grants | November 19, 2020

Each month, Charlotte Is Creative awards Queen City creatives with HUG (“Helpful Unfettered Gift”) Micro-grants to help them move their passions and projects along. Six $250 HUGs were awarded in October from funds provided by HUG sponsors and individ… read more »




Charlotte Star Room’s 3 Biggest Challenge

3 Biggest Challenges, CLT Creatives | November 19, 2020

After moving to the Queen City from New York in 2013,  Charlotte Star Room founders Levin and Alexis Chaskey got to work. They didn’t wait for invitations. They did the inviting. Or, they invited themselves. They couldn’t help it. They were excited b… read more »




Georgie Nakima’s New Mural at East Town Market

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, Where Are We in CLT? | November 19, 2020

It may seem like murals pop-up overnight, but they require a great deal of time, planning and patience. They also contain a great deal of secret wonder. Much of the base work artists use to establish the mural is covered up by the final product. If y… read more »




“Hands Up” shares 7 stories about 2 words Black people are too used to hearing 

CLT Creatives, Happenings | November 12, 2020

“Three Bone Theatre doesn’t shy away from uncomfortable topics or difficult conversations, and this piece will make some people uncomfortable,” Robin Tynes-Miller said. “And that’s important. It is about the trauma caused by police violence in the Bl… read more »




Pat Dortch, As Seen on TV!

CLT Creatives | November 12, 2020

You may not know when … you may not know where … but you’ve seen this man. Trust us. Charlotte actor Pat Dortch, has starred in Fox’s 24: Legacy, CBS’s reboot of MacGyver and his own pilot he wrote and starred in called Limbo (which has won sever… read more »




SHARE Charlotte Teams Up with 10 Charlotte Artists

CLT Creatives, CLT Nonprofits | November 12, 2020

Ricky Singh is at it again. Over the past few months, we’ve shared Ricky’s work to use art to create community pride along the Beatties Ford Road corridor, paint a #CountOnMeCLT mural to promote COVID-19 safety and launch the “Rise Up” video series o… read more »




Our New Best Friend: @Henna_By_Sana

CLT Creatives, Our New Best Friend | November 12, 2020

Over the course of any given week, we scroll through the work of hundreds of Charlotte creatives on Instagram. But, @henna_by_sana, the account of self-taught Queen City creative, Sana Nisar, always stops us in our tracks. Her designs are intricate a… read more »




Biscuit Blitz: A Quick Chat with Leonard Love

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | November 10, 2020

Charlotte-area native Leonard Love, is no stranger to fitness. As a high school football player at Butler High School, he was a second-team All-Mecklenburg selection by the Charlotte Observer. He was a member of the Appalachian State team during the… read more »




WHO BUILT ME: Dexter Jordan was Composed by a Fellow Artist

CLT Creatives, Music, Videos, Who Built Me | November 5, 2020

Charlotte R & B singer Dexter Jordan is gifting us with his gorgeous voice and layered harmonies on the very week we all need the healing power of music.  His new EP, Dexterity, is out now and it’s got a lineup that will have listeners searching… read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with Sonya Pfeiffer

5 Ridiculous Questions, CLT Creatives | November 5, 2020

  Sonya Pfeiffer, Owner Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art We’re not exactly sure how many active criminal defense lawyers are also award-wining journalists and documentarians AND also own an art gallery, but we’re willing to bet it’s a pretty sm… read more »




Photo Safari: Wildflowers on 12th

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, Photo Safari | November 5, 2020

Driving to Northwest School of the Arts with her mother as a child, Charlotte artist, Melissa Wineman (AKA @owlymo) used to see hateful messages painted on a retaining wall along 12th Street (under I-277) and think, “One day, I’m going to paint that…. read more »




‘No shame in asking for help’

CLT Creatives, CLT Nonprofits | October 29, 2020

25% of individuals requesting help from Crisis Assistance Ministry since COVID have been brand new to the agency, compared with 1% during the same time last year. Liana Humphrey, the nonprofit’s chief marketing officer, says they’re coming from areas… read more »




Talking Walks at ThExchange

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, Happenings, Where Are We in CLT? | October 29, 2020

If you haven’t had a reason to visit ThExchange — a mutli-building office park off of Tyvola Road — you do now. For the third year of Talking Walls, a week-long installation blitz of new murals painted by local and visiting artists, the organizers… read more »




Rich Barrett Rocks Out #Rocktober with His Pen

CLT Creatives | October 29, 2020

Finding ways to escape the monotony and anxiety of life during a pandemic and stay physically mentally strong can be tough. For many creatives, finding inspiration in isolation, is another hurdle.  Rich Barrett is a user experience design strategist… read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with Gavin Toth

5 Ridiculous Questions, CLT Creatives | October 22, 2020

Gavin Toth Co-Owner Divine Barrel Brewing Gavin Toth, Ben Dolphens and Scott Davis Recently, we shared on Instagram that Gavin Toth of Divine Barrel Brewing named a new beer, “A Rumor of Tacos,” after an off-hand remark made by Charlotte Is Creative’… read more »




Art & Activism Take Flight with Lord Phly

CLT Creatives | October 22, 2020

Presidential campaigns leave nothing to chance. Every aspect is carefully planned and thoughtfully choreographed. When Sen. Kamala Harris recently held a brief “Shop Talk” roundtable in the parking lot next to White’s Barbershop, a long-standing Blac… read more »




Lauren Ansley’s 3 Biggest Challenges

CLT Creatives | October 15, 2020

Jumping out on your own and starting a business is never easy. While empowering and exhilarating, challenges you never would have imagined have a tendency to crop up — scenarios you didn’t plan for like COVID-19. But, that’s precisely what happened… read more »




Celebrating Charlotte’s Latinx Creatives

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources | October 15, 2020

September 15 through October 15, we’re celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month by sharing glimpses of Charlotte’s incredible Latinx creatives on our Instagram feed. To help us determine who to feature, we asked our followers to give us suggestio… read more »