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 Biscuit Podcast: Winston Robinson (AKA Wilmo)

CLT Creatives, Podcasts | March 12, 2020

It’s hard to find someone who is more fiercely proud of being a native Charlottean than Winston Robinson. Winston is so tied to his community, his nickname is”Wilmo” —  inspired by his native neighborhood of Wilmore. Winston sees the Queen City with… read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with Tre’ McGriff

CLT Creatives | March 5, 2020

Charlotte is a town replete with meetings and events. Diverse. Engaging. Plentiful. If you like meeting, you’ll find no shortage of them to attend. But, after a while, you need a barometer. Is this meeting worth my time? Should I be here? Tough to te… read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with MyLoan Dinh

CLT Creatives | February 26, 2020

MyLoan Dinh never stops. In the fourth quarter of 2019, she was a resident at McColl Center for Art + Innovation. In January, she unveiled a new mural,  “Collective History.” at Knight Theater in conjunction with Tim Robbins’ production of The New Co… read more »




My 3 Biggest Challenges: Jamey Boiter

CLT Creatives | February 20, 2020

When Jamey Boiter started college, he thought he’d be an architect. That is until he took his first graphic design course. Now, Jamey is a nationally recognized brand strategist and practitioner. (Plus, he has a SUPER COOL office.) As BOLTGROUP’s bra… read more »




Banu Valladares Cares About Spanish-Speaking Children

CLT Creatives | February 19, 2020

In this new series, guest contributor Josh Jacobson will highlight staff leaders in Charlotte’s nonprofit sector who are shaking things up and making an impact. Josh is founder and managing director of Next Stage, a Charlotte company that works with … read more »




Four To Follow: Picks from the Latin American Coalition (La Coalición)

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | February 18, 2020

The Latin American Coalition (La Coalición), is one of the oldest pro-immigrant non-profit organizations in Charlotte. La Coalición builds a community of Latin Americans, immigrants, and allies while promoting full and equal participation of all peop… read more »




You Don’t Say – Audrey Kell Student Raps “Harvard Let Me In”

CLT Creatives, Happenings, Music | February 13, 2020

As reported by WBTV, one Audrey Kell High School senior got creative after being deferred from Harvard University. While Harvard continues looking over his application, Ethan Kim wanted to make sure they knew what they’d be missing out on if he’s not… read more »




My Three Biggest Challenges – Jonell Logan

CLT Creatives | February 13, 2020

Jonell Logan knows a thing or two about getting creative to spark change. As the National Executive Director of The League of Creative Interventionists (LoCI), Jonell has had her hand in many projects across the country that have fostered change and… read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with Caroline Calouche

CLT Creatives | February 12, 2020

Caroline Calouche Founder of Caroline Calouche & Co. and CLT Cirque & Dance Center   Native Gastonian Caroline Calouche loves to dance. But, dancing on the ground wasn’t enough. Two BFA degrees in Ballet and Modern Dance wasn’t enough. A… read more »




My Three Biggest Challenges: Tony Santoro

CLT Creatives | February 6, 2020

It can be hard to find your “Why” in life. It can be even harder once you have. Especially when you choose to put others first. Tony Santoro, and his wife, Becky, know a little something about that. Putting others first is woven into their personal a… read more »




Making the McColl Center Accessible to Everyone

CLT Creatives | February 6, 2020

This article is the second in a series by Liz Logan about the Fall 2019 class of artists in residence at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation. Read the first installment here. When I was a kid, I remember riding in the backseat of our Ford Aerostar… read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with Laura Palka

CLT Creatives | January 31, 2020

  Laura Palka Anchor/Reporter/Actor Instagram | Web | IMDB If you’re watching The Outsider on HBO, you know there are very few moments of comfort. So, it felt like a reprieve to see a familiar face pop up as a reporter at the beginning of the se… read more »




My Three Biggest Challenges – Joshua Galloway

CLT Creatives | January 30, 2020

Joshua Aurelius Galloway, also known as The Creative Gent, is a man of action. Don’t believe us? Check this out. After graduating from UNC Charlotte, Josh, The Creative Gent, stuck around the Queen City and emersed himself in the Queen City creative… read more »




Four to Follow: Stacy Cassio’s Picks

CLT Creatives | January 30, 2020

Okay, here’s the official line: Stacy Cassio is the Founder & CEO of the Pink Mentor Network. It’s through Pink Mentor that Stacy shares her personal experience with the power of mentorship. She knows her own career & business have been shape… read more »




My 3 Biggest Challenges – “King Carla” Aaron-Lopez

CLT Creatives | January 24, 2020

When someone introduces themselves as a “villain,” it tends to get your attention. That’s exactly what happened to Biscuit editor, Tim Miner, when he first met Charlotte writer, photographer, artist, teacher and mother, Carla Aaron-Lopez (or “King Ca… read more »




Four to Follow: Antonio Livingston’s Picks

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | January 24, 2020

Antonio Livingston sees his job as a senior graphic designer with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools as “dynamically impacting students, schools and other departments, as well as community partners through creative design and mentoring,” which is awesome… read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with CLT Development

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | January 24, 2020

If you’ve read The Biscuit or followed our social feeds recently, it’s pretty apparent that we have a bit of a crush on @CLTDevelopment. (Hey! We have our reasons.) Clayton Sealey’s use of levity, humor and sarcasm in the pursuit of educating people… read more »




How Walls Fall and Glass Ceilings Cease to Exist

CLT Creatives | January 22, 2020

“You can’t have this ego or this ‘I’ mentality. We need to help each other out. None of us can do it alone.” – Dammit Wesley This is the first installment in a three-story series by Liz Logan with members of the 2019 Fall Artist-In-Residents cohort a… read more »




HUGumentary: Irisol is Coloring the Queen City

CLT Creatives, HUG Micro-Grants, Videos | January 16, 2020

You know visual artist Irisol Gonzalez. At least, you know her work. You’ve enjoyed her murals across Charlotte, viewed her pieces at C3Lab or zooming by a ArtPop Street Gallery billboard featuring her work. But, you may not know the story of her 8-f… read more »




My 3 Biggest Challenges: Becky Schultz of Three Bone Theatre

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources | January 15, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of a new feature in The Biscuit, “My 3 Biggest Challenges.” Charlotte is teeming with creativity, but that doesn’t mean getting creative work here is easy. It takes passion, commitment and a supportive community. Each… read more »