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.



Andrea Downs Airs Out the Dirty Laundry

CLT Creatives, Editorials | March 12, 2019

The interview below with HUG recipient, Andrea Downs, was originally posted on PeopleOfCLT.com on 1/18/19. The Biscuit is proud to say that Andrea Downs and the Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry project was among the first recipients of a HUG (Helpful U… read more »




The Jam! Zilpah Louise

CLT Creatives, Music, Videos | February 26, 2019

Each batch of The Biscuit features a music track from a Charlotte artist, selected by our friends at Charlotte Star Room. This time, it’s Zilpah Louise’s killer cover of Billie Eilish’s “bury a friend.” Check out her video below. Still hungry? Take a… read more »




This Story Has a Hook (Actually, a Million of Them)

CLT Creatives, Columnists | February 26, 2019

People of CLT, meet Hook Shot Charlie. After a 30+ year in corporate America, he dropped the tie, picked up a basketball and never looked back.  Some might say it’s madness! How did a hook shot turn into your legacy? I began playing basketball games… read more »




Davita Galloway Hopes Big Hoops Brings Big Business for Minority Retailers

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | February 11, 2019

“It’s a statement that we are here. You can’t erase us, and you can’t push us to the perimeter …” – Davita Galloway   Charlotte’s minority-owned businesses will take center stage during two major events this month poised to bring millions of vis… read more »




Miss Betty Doesn’t Miss a Beat

CLT Creatives, Columnists | February 11, 2019

People of CLT, meet Miss Betty. Since long before most of the buildings in Uptown were standing, she’s greeted Queens University students, faculty and staff with hot meals, a warm smile and impromptu dance sessions. If you have had the privilege of m… read more »




Viewfinder: Simplisticphobia

CLT Creatives, Photography | February 11, 2019

Charlotte is home to a community of exciting and immensely talented photographers and we want you to meet as many of them as you can. Each batch of the The Biscuit will feature Viewfinder, a gallery of selected photographs from some of our favorite C… read more »




Queen City Growlers Trades Mugs for HUGS

CLT Creatives | February 11, 2019

“There’s a hunger here for sure, and there are so many awesome organizations and groups out there (like Charlotte Is Creative) that are supporting the creative community in Charlotte and pushing it forward.” – James Carlevatti   At each month’s… read more »




HUG LIFE: Erick Hodge

CLT Creatives, Editorials | January 28, 2019

“I’m a very reflective person. I will reflect on an experience/conversation/moment for days. When I’m processing the main word that comes to mind is “value.” What was the value of that experience/conversation/moment – was it worth it? What did it mea… read more »




Stacy Smith Knows the Building Codes of Creativity

CLT Creatives, CreativeMornings/CLT, Podcasts | January 28, 2019

Ten years after first picking up a needle, Stacy Smith is now co-owner of Tattoo Me Charlotte, was voted one of the top 10 tattoo artists in Charlotte, and has a signature watercolor/boho vibe style that is all her own. All of her pieces are custom,… read more »




Nothing’s Off the Table on The Cookout Podcast

CLT Creatives | January 14, 2019

I don’t think the show is trash by any means, but there are a lot of podcasts out there, so I’m like, “Why The Cookout?” – Chase Kassidy, The Cookout When he sits behind the mic, there are very few lines Chase Kassidy won’t cross and very little he w… read more »




HUG Life: MiSFIT Dance Fitness

CLT Avengers, CLT Creatives, Creative News | December 29, 2018

“There’s an added element of openness and a bond that goes beyond just a workout class. It’s not just a dance class now. It’s true community.”  – Kara Vasseur, MiSFIT Dance Fitness At each month’s meeting of CreativeMornings/Charlotte, local creative… read more »




PEOPLE OF CHARLOTTE: Green Paint Makes Green Thumbs

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | December 29, 2018

People of CLT, meet art teacher and painter, Megan Welsh. She may not be able to keep plants alive, but she does capture them on a canvas. And, she inspires children just as she was inspired as a child. Let’s learn more. PEOPLE OF CHARLOTTE: Where ca… read more »