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.



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 »




9  Local for Self-Care During Self-Quarantine

CLT Creatives | April 26, 2020

Not that it was always a party, it’s fair to say that stay-at-home is getting old. To help you pamper yourself while supporting small local businesses, Esther and Elsa, has compiled a collection of local goods you can purchase while self-isolating. T… read more »




Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Carla Aaron-Lopez

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | April 26, 2020

Artist. Mommy. Educator. Residential Bad Ass. Hellraiser. Queen of Dragons. Villain. ALL of these are words our friend “King” Carla Aaron-Lopez uses to describe herself … and, it’s a good thing, because this woman defies definition. We reached out… read more »




Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Brian Lafontaine

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | April 26, 2020

You may have seen Brian Lafontaine. In fact, we’re certain of it. From Charlotte stages to movie theatres, TV screens and radio commercials, Brian has done it all. He may not always get to be the leading man, but he’s ALWAYS working. He’s also the ho… read more »




She Built This City … on Wheels

CLT Creatives, Editorials | April 22, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story of #CreativityInCaptivity was originally shared by Charlottean Demi Clark, founder of She Built This City. Demi was part of the SEED20 Class of 2020. We are sharing it here, unedited, with her permission. It’s a “new normal,… read more »




SHOUTing! from the Rooftops

CLT Creatives | April 22, 2020

Charlotte Musicians, In collaboration with Charlotte Center City Partners, we are seeking CLT musicians who would like to contribute to a new content series called “SHOUTing from the Rooftops” that we’re featuring in The Biscuit, our media channel ab… read more »




Creative Challenge: CLT Restaurant Edition

CLT Creatives, Happenings | April 21, 2020

Today, we are kicking off a weekly challenge series to get your creative juices flowing and give out a few prizes along the way. Every week we will choose one winner to receive a $50 prize. This week, the challenge is to create a piece of creative co… read more »




Timelapse Video: Watch Emerson Stoldt Build a Masterpiece

CLT Creatives, Videos | April 21, 2020

Since the onset of stay-at-home, we’ve encouraged creatives from across the Queen City to share their #CreativityInCaptivity. So, it was an absolute treat to get this timelapse video of Optimist Park resident, Emerson Stoldt, creating a large paintin… read more »




Corona Heart Art — Close Encounters of the Human Kind

CLT Creatives, Editorials | April 15, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story of #CreativityInCaptivity was originally shared by Charlottean Blake Marler. We are sharing it here with her permission. How are you staying creative at home? How are you interacting with the world? Tell us here. I’m no arti… read more »




CATCh: Charlotte Area Sweded Film Festival Now Open

CLT Creatives, Happenings | April 9, 2020

Local comedy theater launches film contest that everyone can enter.




The Front Steps Project Turns Photos into Food

CLT Creatives, CLT Nonprofits, Happenings | April 8, 2020

Editor’s Note: This article was written by a close friend of The Biscuit, Tonya Reid. Tonya is a hairdresser and owner of T. Reid & Company, a salon and spa that has been cutting it up in Charlotte since 2001. T. Reid and Company is also a proud… read more »




Shy Siren Isn’t Shy About Helping CLT Creatives

CLT Creatives, Happenings | April 7, 2020

What’s better than creatives helping creatives? How about creatives helping creatives help creatives? And that’s exactly what Sara Schwittek, one of our favorite creatives in the Queen City, is doing with her brand, Shy Siren Jewelry. Creativity ofte… read more »