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.



“The Appropriate Pirate” Makes Anxiety Walk the Plank

CLT Creatives | December 3, 2019

Walking into the intimate setting of Not Just Coffee’s (NJC) Dilworth location, you’ll find a whole host of friendly staff making perfect drinks, remembering your name, your order, and often some odd fact you wish they’d forget. Amongst this crowd is… read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with Michelle Boudin

CLT Creatives | November 21, 2019

Michelle Boudin Reporter/Fill-in Anchor, WCNC-TV Freelance Writer INSTAGRAM | TWITTER For 13 years, Michelle Boudin has been a force of nature in Charlotte media at NBC Charlotte where she is a senior reporter. She’s also a contributor to People maga… read more »




Sharon Dowell Shows Her Eastside Pride

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | November 21, 2019

“I want to use my art as a vehicle to beautify neighborhoods, but make change and impact people in different ways. I just love my life. I’m just so happy to be doing all of this.” – Sharon Dowell Earlier this year, Rosalia Torres-Weiner painted a mur… read more »




SimplisticPhobia says “EFFF Exposure.” Creatives deserve to get paid.

CLT Creatives | November 21, 2019

Will Jenkins — AKA SimplisticPhobia — is tired of being lured into free work in exhange for “exposure.” And, now, he has the T-Shirt to express exactly how he feels. A digital content creator working in photography and cinematography, SimplisticPho… read more »




#GameTimeGraphic – Panthers vs. Falcons

CLT Creatives, Game Time Graphic, Happenings | November 17, 2019

Panther … Panther … Panther-cats, HOOOOOO! Last week’s last-second loss was a bit of a gut punch. To get our cats out of the litter box and back in the fight against the Falcons, we turned to Charlotte artist, Brett Twokatly. “Two Cat” hit back by pl… read more »




Creative Challenge – Send Us A Postcard

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | November 15, 2019

On Wednesday, our pal Ely Portillo (formerly of The Charlotte Observer and now the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute) tweeted about the research he was doing into vintage Charlotte postcards. Never short for a response,  @CLTDevelopment issued a challeng… read more »




#GameTimeGraphic – Panthers vs. Packers

CLT Creatives, Game Time Graphic, Happenings | November 10, 2019

The Cardiac Cats are headed to the frozen tundra that is Green Bay, Wisconsin this weekend to see if we can restore the streak. This week’s #GameTimeGraphic artist, Nalee Thao, has a unique insight into the mind of Sir Purr,  and she knows that as mu… read more »




Interesting Events – Pajama Walk, PLA-STIK\ and Doc Postle

CLT Creatives, For Newcomers, Happenings | November 5, 2019

Charlotte is blessed with incredible events every day. You can’t make them all, you know, unless you have unlimited funds and can bend the space/time continuum. And, if you can … there are probably better applications for that. Here are a few of ou… read more »




FOR! TWO

CLT Creatives, Editorials | October 31, 2019

The editorial below regards a measure which will be on the Mecklenburg County ballot on Nov. 5, presenting voters a “FOR” or “AGAINST” choice for an additional quarter-cent sales tax on goods and services purchased in Mecklenburg County earmarked to… read more »




UnCommon Details: BOLTGROUP

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | October 29, 2019

Here at The Biscuit, we love noticing the little things that often go unnoticed … because it’s the little details that make a city special. Creative spaces, like the offices of the creative agency, BOLTGROUP, dedicated to “designing brands, product… read more »




Queen City Horror Story

CLT Creatives | October 29, 2019

We were rummaging through the labyrinth of aisles at the Sleepy Poet Antique Mall last weekend when we made a frightening discovery! Hidden in all of the knick-knacks and ancient treasures, were a stack of old comic books. This isn’t something that w… read more »




Getting Spooky with VisArt Video

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources, O.G. CLT | October 28, 2019

Halloween is just like the last monster in a Scarowind’s haunted house; it’s just around the corner, ready to jump out at you and before you know it, the whole experience will be over until next year. Over the next few days, everyone needs to maximiz… read more »




#GameTimeGraphic – Panthers vs. 49ers

CLT Creatives, Game Time Graphic | October 26, 2019

Trick or treat, smell my feet, Give us a good team to beat. They’re undefeated so we’re told, Come Sunday we’ll have the Niners’ gold. This Sunday, the Carolina Panthers will be trick or treating for gold in San Francisco. The 49ers have the second-b… read more »




The Good Stuff – Zero Night

CLT Creatives, Happenings | October 20, 2019

On Thursday, Oct. 17, the co-working community of Hygge celebrated four years in Charlotte at a very special Zero Night. A crowd of 200+ packed Not Just Coffee Jay Street (part of Hygge’s fourth location) to hear short talks from Gerard Littlejohn, J… read more »




Creative News – SEED20, Surprise Mural & On The Table

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Happenings | October 19, 2019

Photo Credit: SEED20 Time is Running Out to Plant Your SEED If you’re planning on applying to be a member of the SEED20 Class of 2020, you better get on it. Applications are due on 10/31 to be part of this training/fundraising program. New and establ… read more »




Dr. O.J. Has The Juice

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | October 17, 2019

We’ve got a juicy secret for you… we know where to get the best juice in town. Back in March of this year, Akeem Streater – AKA Dr. O.J. – decided he wanted to provide Charlotte with a simple, fresh and healthy way to support people on their path t… read more »




Creative News – We’re Talking Walls, Signs, Bracelets & 980Fest

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Happenings | October 15, 2019

Park Terrace Sign Restored  We recently reported that the Park Terrace sign had been removed for restoration. We’re excited to say that it’s back up at the AMC theater in Park Road Shopping Center and restored to its former glory. Small Idea Leads to… read more »




#GameTimeGraphic – Panthers vs. Bucs (London Edition)

CLT Creatives, Game Time Graphic, Happenings | October 13, 2019

Shiver me timbers! We’re on a roll, Panthers! We’re revved up to 22MPH like Christian McCaffery and surfing the waves of excitement all the way to Merry Old England for a revenge match against the barmy Buccaneers of Tampa Bay. So, roll out the canno… read more »




Biscuit Podcast – Brian Mister, Around the Crown 10K & Shan Wallace

CLT Creatives, Happenings, Podcasts | October 10, 2019

It seems like it was just a month ago that we talked to Brian and Chelsea Mister about the first ever Around the Crown 10K that closed down 277 for a first-of-its-kind road race in Charlotte. Well, that’s because it *was* just a month ago. Last week,… read more »




Viewfinder: Shy Siren

CLT Creatives, Photography | October 9, 2019

NY transplant and CLT creative, Sara Schwittek — AKA Shy Siren — is known for the gorgeous custom jewelry she makes (and for truly being really, really shy).  But, we love her photography, too. We were thrilled when she gave us permission to share… read more »