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.

Natalie Williams: Part Motivational Speaker / Part Fairy Godmother

CLT Creatives | July 28, 2020

“By the time we ask for help, we’re often in a desperate state. I tell clients: It’s OK not to know everything. But tell someone! Ask for help – and sooner rather than later. I preach this a lot: Be OK with not being OK.” – Natalie Williams Natalie W… read more »

Queen City Cinephiles Unite for 1CLT Film Fest

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | July 23, 2020

Don’t let anyone tell you that Charlotte is not a film town. Scores of movies and televisions shows been filmed here and Charlotte is also the home for a plethora of film festivals. Unfortunately, this year has really thrown all of us for a loop. Whi… read more »

Caroline Calouche & Co. is Spreading the Love

CLT Creatives, Happenings | July 23, 2020

Caroline Calouche & Co. are bringing their aerial talents to a screen near you! Saturday, July 25 marks the aerial and contemporary dance company’s very first virtual performance. But, don’t expect a lesser show just because it’s online. “A Love… read more »

Summer Breeze by Rachel Green

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources, Videos | July 23, 2020

Happy National Tequila Day! We love our “cocktail creatives” in the Queen City and Rachael Green is one of our absolute faves. To help us celebrate the prestigious holiday on Friday, July 24, she’s sharing her super quick (and super-refreshing) recip… read more »

Biscuit Blitz: A Short Chat with Sen. Jeff Jackson

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | July 22, 2020

Senator Jeff Jackson has called the Queen City home for a decade, and he’s already created an admirable (and growing) legacy of leadership and service. As the representative of District 37 — that’s one-fifth of Mecklenburg County — he now finds him… read more »

Have the Coolest Zoom in the Room

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources | July 21, 2020

Do you remember life before Zoom and other online meeting platforms? Yeah. Neither do we. It looks like Zoom is going to be with us for awhile, so let’s make the most of it. Somewhere at the end of March or the beginning of April, most of us began to… read more »

Get Ink-cited About National Tattoo Day

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | July 17, 2020

To celebrate National Tattoo Day, we’ve compiled a list of a few Charlotte tattoo shops that always catch our eye when drive by (and scroll by on Instagram). Each of these parlors is filled to the brim with talented artists who run the gamut of style… read more »

Creative Visions Come Alive on the East Side

CLT Creatives, Creative News | July 15, 2020

Last year, The Biscuit reported on new mural from artist Georgie Nakima inside the East Town Market shopping center. The work was commissioned by Red Hill Ventures to show the community that new life was coming to the center. Now, that relationship i… read more »

SHOUTing! Match: We Can Work It Out

CLT Creatives, Charlotte SHOUT! | July 10, 2020

To help keep up Charlotte’s spirits during the COVID-19 and prepare for annual Charlotte SHOUT! events this fall, we’ve asked Queen City creatives to team up for SHOUTing Matches — short, shareable creative mash-ups. On the same day that Charlotte ar… read more »

Live From The Print Shop Gives Us Something to SHOUT About

CLT Creatives, Charlotte SHOUT! | July 9, 2020

  Harmony. It can come when two instruments sync up to create beautiful music. It might happen when two ideas blend together to create a bold new concept. When a performer connects with an audience, whether in person or virtually as it has been… read more »

Creativity Still Pulling into the Dilworth Artisan Station

CLT Creatives | July 3, 2020

The Dilworth Artisan Station’s hundred-year-old building on East Kingston is known for being packed with creativity every day. Before COVID-19, 24 artists were paying rent and putting out their art for sale in their studios. Now,  according to painte… read more »

“Who Built Me” With Eric Ndelo

CLT Creatives, Podcasts | July 1, 2020

In an effort to define social capital and show the profound effects it has on our community, we’re introducing a new series of podcasts called “Who Built Me.” We’ve asked several prominent Charlotteans to talk about the people and ideas that have sha… read more »

Every Day Is An Adventure with Jen Edwards

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | July 1, 2020

In this edition of the Biscuit Blitz, Jen Sudul Edwards raps with Matt Olin about her roles as chief curator for the Mint Museum and board chair for Goodyear Arts (among others roles), and how the pandemic has forced her to embrace the mantra, “Every… read more »

WET PAINT – Meet Jen Hill: 2Hills

CLT Creatives, Columnists | July 1, 2020

Welcome back to the second edition of the CLT is Creative series, ‘Wet Paint’ – A look inside Charlotte’s booming public art scene. When we left off, local muralist, Matt Moore was talking about how reluctant he was to discuss the booming art scene;… read more »

Erinn Frechette Flutes from the Rooftops

CLT Creatives, Charlotte SHOUT!, Videos | June 30, 2020

Charlotte SHOUT! is an annual celebration of Queen City art, music, food and ideas — and it’s scheduled to return later this year! So we’ve tapped our city’s creatives to help get us pumped for the festivities by highlighting the creativity that grac… read more »

Those You Seek to Serve Have The Answers

CLT Creatives, CLT Nonprofits | June 26, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is an editorial from Greg Schermbeck, founder of Schermco, a social-impact consulting firm that offers strategic advising, organizational development, and implementation services to schools and education-focused organizations tha… read more »

Jason Jet is “Numb”

CLT Creatives, Music, Videos | June 22, 2020

Between COVID-19, the murder of George Floyd, the upcoming Presidential election and demonstrations, we’re all struggling with many emotions and foundational shifts underway across the country and the world. It’s difficult for many of us to put our t… read more »

Thanks to Our Fathers for their Creative Inspiration

CLT Creatives | June 21, 2020

Everyone is creative … but developing that creativity takes time, practice, practice, practice and lots of encouragement from those around us. This Father’s Day, we asked you on Instagram how your fathers had influenced your creative journey. We on… read more »

Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Melody Gross

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | June 19, 2020

Melody Gross is a communications strategist, a speaker, a coach for women who have experienced domestic violence and a mom. And, she quit her job to start her own company on December 31. She’s struggling with COVID-19 as the rest of us are. She has h… read more »

@CLTBlackOwned has Pride, Purpose & a Plan

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | June 19, 2020

“We really are in this to serve others and support and highlight their business so it can increase their sales.” – Ashley Creft Amidst demonstrations about the death of George Floyd, discussions of how to dismantle systemic racism, ensure conversatio… read more »