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.



Creative Besties – Paula Bartlett & Torrie Savage

CLT Creatives, Podcasts | January 28, 2019

How can creatives make each other better? It’s not always easy to find that person that complements you. The person that makes you say, “We’re better together.” But, if you can … BOOM! On this 20-minute edition of “The Biscuit Podcast” we talk with… read more »




A Conversation with Stacy Smith of Tattoo Me Charlotte

CLT Creatives, CreativeMornings/CLT, Podcasts | January 13, 2019

This 30-minute episode of the CreativeMornings/Charlotte Podcast was recorded immediately after Stacy Smith, local tattoo artist and contestant on the latest season of Ink Master on the Paramount Network, delivered a talk on the theme of “Surreal” to… read more »




Four to Follow – QC Javi’s Picks

CLT Avengers, CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | June 13, 2019

Charlotte is home to thousands of Instagram accounts from Charlotte creatives sharing their work and their thoughts about the Queen City community. Many of them deserve more love and your attention. Where do you start? Who do you follow? No worries…. read more »




(Chef) Peter’s Passion for The Perfect Pizza

CLT Creatives, Creative News | June 11, 2019

James Beard Award-winning chef Peter Reinhart may be known for bread. But, he has a passion for pizza. He’s quested coast to coast for his YouTube series and 2003 book, American Pie. And now, his journey has taken him to the Motor City to take a bite… read more »




GIVEAWAY: Chef Peter Reinhart’s “Perfect Pan Pizza”

CLT Creatives | June 6, 2019

The man who wrote the book on bread calls the Queen City “home.” After running his own bakery, instructing thousands of students and authoring 12 books, including the James Beard Award and IACP award-winning book, The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, it’s s… read more »




Four to Follow: Full Groan Adult Edition

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | June 6, 2019

Charlotte is home to thousands of Instagram accounts from Charlotte creatives sharing their work and their thoughts about the Queen City community. Many of them deserve more love and your attention. But, where do you start? Who do you follow? No worr… read more »




Chef Ron Alhert’s Hat Says “Yankee,” but His Actions Say “Charlottean”

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | June 5, 2019

The story below is the latest in our partnership with People of Charlotte, exploring the exceptional individuals who call the Queen City home.  Community Culinary School of Charlotte (CCSC) has been providing tuition-free culinary training to people… read more »




XM Divas

CLT Creatives, Videos | May 9, 2019

Every day, we have thousands of thoughts we just can’t find the words to say. Feelings we just can’t express. Emotions we just can’t emote. But now, we don’t have to. We have the XM Divas to do it for us. And, baby, they’re belting it out.




I am new (and part Yankee). And, I come in peace.

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | June 4, 2019

Kellee Stall is a creative who recently moved to Charlotte. We asked her to tell us about her experience and, in her opinion if, indeed, #CharlotteIsCreative. This is the first of series of stories about her explorations — and insights — into the Q… read more »






Brand the Moth is Searching for First-Time Muralists

CLT Creatives, Creative News, How To/Resources | June 4, 2019

Have you ever wanted to try something new, but you didn’t know where to start? To take that next step in your career or your passion, but the task ahead seemed too daunting? Sometimes you just need a helping hand — whether you are a writer who wants… read more »




HUG LIFE: Stitching the Threads of Possibility

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | June 4, 2019

Margaret Burton is an artisan. She’s a clothing designer (for Buffalo Jackson) and an emerging brand changing our relationship with clothes. At the same time, she’s making important inroads with young refugees and inner-city students by using sewing… read more »




Kat Holland “The One” Music Video

CLT Creatives, Music, Videos | March 28, 2019

Jam on into the weekend with “The One” a new single from Charlotte’s Kat Holland. This one’s the opposite of NSFW. Crank it up. The office will thank you.




Four to Follow: Nikki’s Picks (Nikki Eason, That is.)

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | May 29, 2019

Charlotte is home to thousands of Instagram accounts from Charlotte creatives sharing their work and their thoughts about the Queen City community. Many of them deserve more love and your attention. Where do you start? Who do you follow? No worries…. read more »




Junk Mail Prompts An (Almost) Date with Death

CLT Creatives, Columnists, Editorials | May 28, 2019

I recently got a postcard inviting me to something called a “Peace of Mind Seminar.” Awesome, I thought. Peace of mind is in short supply these days. I’m nervous by nature, and President Trump’s twitchy Twitter finger (and all that entails) have exac… read more »




Not Just Coffee, You’ve Been Played

CLT Creatives, Music, Videos | February 26, 2019

We challenged Emmy Award-winning composer + sound designer Jason Hausman of Hot Sakē to “play” a local business. He responded by creating this remarkable piece produced almost entirely with sounds captured at Not Just Coffee. Behold, Vol. 1 of Played… read more »




Awesomeness Alert! Rebecca Henderson Bringing Wonder to CreativeMornings

CLT Creatives, CreativeMornings/CLT, Happenings | May 28, 2019

There are only two types of people in the world. Period. Those who know Rebecca Henderson. And, those who need to know her. If you don’t know Rebecca Henderson, you need to change that as soon as is humanly possible. If you do know Rebecca Henderson,… read more »




Entrepreneurs in Elevators – Pitch Tips from Dr. Stephanie Cooper-Lewter

CLT Creatives, Editor's Pick, Videos | February 24, 2019

Dr. Cooper – You watched Josh throw it down, now hear Dr. Stephanie Cooper-Lewter break it down as she evaluates his pitch and gives us all great tips on how to share our ideas with others quickly.




200Artists: SouthEnd ARTS Helps Artists Find Their Voice (and Each Other)

CLT Creatives, Creative News, How To/Resources | May 28, 2019

Charlotte’s a growing city. And, that can mean growing pains. New restaurants, breweries and apartments seem to pop up all across the city overnight, but when these businesses come in, artists are often displaced. While it’s exciting to see our city… read more »




Entrepreneurs in Elevators – Neck of the Woods

CLT Creatives, Videos | February 24, 2019

Dr. Who said it … “Bow ties are cool.” Josh Galloway improved on it … “Wooden bow ties are cooler.” He pitches his product to Dr. Cooper-Lewter of Leading on Opportunity.