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.

John Howard’s 30 Day Design Challenge

CLT Creatives, Videos | May 30, 2020

John Howard is the man. Okay, well, he is A man. But, when it comes to graphic design, he is THE MAN … specifically, an EnglishMAN who’s made Charlotte his home for 20 years. Senior Art Director at HMH, John is also the president of the Queen City… read more »

Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Michelle Guobadia

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | May 30, 2020

Michelle Guobadia is awesome. If you don’t know it already, you will after just :30 seconds of watching this video. A national speaker on issues of bullying and hazing, Michelle is also the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at UNC Charlotte. S… read more »

Make an Old Fashioned with Stefan Huebner

CLT Creatives, Videos | May 30, 2020

Let’s toast creativity in Charlotte! To help us all get ready for Charlotte SHOUT, Master Mixologist from Dot Dot Dot, Stefan Huebner, teaches us how to make a cocktail classic — The Old Fashioned. The drink uses bourbon whiskey, bitters, sugar cube… read more »

Jalil Pack is Finding the QC Creative Beat

CLT Creatives | May 26, 2020

“One of the bad things is that although Charlotte is thriving in the local music scene, it seems as if it’s enclosed to certain people. I know personally, I could do more, when it comes to getting that time and exposure to the music scene. But if the… read more »

HUGS and Bolts: 14 Creative Charlotteans Honored

CLT Creatives | May 26, 2020

Each month, with the help of OrthoCarolina and The Savage Way, we present a #BoltOfInspiration — beautiful moss art bolts — to Charlotteans who are working to help make the Queen City a more vibrant and loving place that urges all of us forward. Th… read more »

SHOUTing from the Rooftops: John Cozayk

CLT Creatives, Videos | May 26, 2020

In anticipation of Charlotte SHOUT! later this year, we’re asking Charlotte musicians to film themselves performing songs within earshot of the neighbors. In this edition of “SHOUTing from the Rooftops,” guitarist John Cozayk serenades us in Spanish… read more »

A Poet for Uncertain Times – Jay Ward

CLT Creatives, Videos | May 26, 2020

Charlotte’s own Jay Ward is a poet and teaching artist who has read and performed in venues across the country. He won the National Poetry Slam in 2018 and the Individual World Poetry Slam in 2019. On this batch of the Biscuit Blitz, he chats with Ma… read more »

Darryl Gaston Drops Knowledge & Hugs It Out

CLT Creatives, Videos | May 23, 2020

Darryl Gaston is a man of many talents — entrepreneur, hairstylist, minister, neighborhood advocate. As the unofficial “Mayor of North End” Darryl lends his support, advice and criticism to new development taking place in neighborhoods that have bee… read more »

Opera Singer Lauren Russell SHOUTS from the Rooftops

CLT Creatives, Charlotte SHOUT!, Videos | May 20, 2020

In anticipation of Charlotte SHOUT! later this year, we’re asking Charlotte musicians to film themselves performing songs within earshot of the neighbors. In this edition of “SHOUTing from the Rooftops,” Lauren Russell, performs “I’ll Be Here” from t… read more »

Creative Challenge: Thank You to the Sanitation Workers

CLT Creatives, Charlotte SHOUT!, Happenings | May 20, 2020

Charlotte’s Sanitation Workers Keep Us From Being A Mess Trash and recycling collection is a difficult job. And the job has been a lot harder these past few months as we are all at home generating more garbage, more empty Amazon boxes, and more yard… read more »

Broken Crowns: The Truth About the Meck Deck

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, Videos | May 18, 2020

BROKEN NEWS! We’ve found the answer to Charlotte’s biggest secret! For years, scholars and citizens alike have broken their backs to prove or disprove the existence of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. After years of questing, we have an i… read more »

Igniting Positive Change Through Sustainable Design

CLT Creatives, Creative News | May 15, 2020

So many of us being stuck in-doors for the last few months seems to have helped Mother Earth heal a bit from the effects of human activity and reckless consumption of resources.  Many of us have become more mindful of how we source our food, clothing… read more »

Creative Challenge: Thank You to Our Grocery Workers

CLT Creatives, Charlotte SHOUT!, Happenings | May 13, 2020

These very essential workers help us get our essentials. If you had told us three months ago that the hottest spot in the Queen City would be our neighborhood grocery stores, we would’ve chuckled as we called our uber to the Charlotte Beer Garden. Bu… read more »

Breast Cancer, Beware Her Right Hook

CLT Creatives | May 7, 2020

Leon Parker is a mixed media artist living in Uptown Charlotte. He works in canvas painting, sculpting, media design, woodwork & more. So, it’s safe to say … he’s a busy man. Yesterday, he shared a photo of a new sculpture he’s calling “Love – Th… read more »

Sydney Duarte Gives Us Something to SHOUT About

CLT Creatives, Charlotte SHOUT! | May 7, 2020

Sydney Duarte has art in her name, creativity in her mind, and positivity in her soul. And, she wants to pass that positivity on to the people of Charlotte. With each of her projects, Sydney aims to inspire and uplift others, especially now that our… read more »

Creative Challenge: Thank You For The Delivery

CLT Creatives, Charlotte SHOUT!, Happenings | May 5, 2020

Wait, oh yes, wait a minute Mr. Postman… we want to say thank you. Whether it’s letters, magazines, bills (*groans*), Amazon packages, or a Doordashed grilled pork banh mi with extra jalapenos (okay that one might be specific to us), we’ve all had so… read more »

Biscuit Blitz: Erin Breeden is a Mermaid Who Can Swim Upstream

CLT Creatives, Videos | May 3, 2020

Erin Breeden is a mermaid. As such, she’s used to finding herself in strange waters and swimming upstream. She’s used to shifting focus and strategy. She’s been helping her clients do it for years. While COVID-19 hasn’t been a picnic, Erin’s skillset… read more »

CLT Bedtime Story: Nick de la Canal Reads “Goodnight Queen”

CLT Creatives, Videos | May 1, 2020

Hey there, Crown Town. If you’re anything like us at The Biscuit, you have a really hard time falling asleep during the COVID-19 outbreak. That’s why we called in an expert — Nick de la Canal of WFAE — to read us “Goodnight Queen,” a bedtime story… read more »

The Queen City Podcast Network Gives Us Something to SHOUT About

CLT Creatives | April 28, 2020

Brian Baltosiewich is a busy man. Between running the Queen City Podcast Network (QCPN) and serving as Director at the Carolina School of Broadcasting, Brian has devoted his life to the creation of media. “This is all I’ve ever wanted to do. And, I’m… read more »

Creative Challenge: Teacher Appreciation

CLT Creatives, Happenings | April 28, 2020

Help us thank the teachers. Adjusting to working from home has been a challenge for everyone. It’s hard enough to be responsible for ourselves and our work within the confines of our home… imagine being responsible for 30-100+ others and their work… read more »