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.

Charlotteans Needed to Round Up Tiny Pitbulls

CLT Creatives | July 18, 2019

Tiny pitbulls are invading the Queen City. Yup, you read that right. Charlotte creative and HUG Grant recipient, Michael Sullivan, wants you to hunt high and low for magnetic pitties he’s hiding all over the city on Free Art Fridays – #FAFCLT.

HUG Life: AlleyKatWay is on the Fashion Prowl

CLT Creatives | July 11, 2019

Charlotte native, Darrell Anderson, AKA D.A.K.A., has got style to spare. And, good news, he’s willing to share. A self-proclaimed “stylist, artist, and fashion fanatic,” D.A.K.A., founded the fashion blog, The AlleyKatWay, to share his thoughts on f… read more »

VIEWFINDER: @TheNatV’s Shares the Soul of the 704

CLT Creatives | July 11, 2019

Charlotte is home to a community of exciting and immensely talented photographers and we want you to meet as many of them as you can. Each month, The Biscuit will feature Viewfinder, a gallery of selected photographs from some of our favorite Charlot… read more »

People of Charlotte: Patrice Gopo Sees All the Colors of Life

CLT Creatives | July 10, 2019

People of Charlotte, meet author Patrice Gopo. A woman of Jamaican descent who grew up in Alaska, Patrice dove headlong into writing while living in South Africa after graduate school. She and her family eventually moved to Charlotte, where her caree… read more »

Creative Placekeeping on the East Side

CLT Creatives, Creative News | July 2, 2019

If you count yourself among the legions who admire and follow Charlotte’s burgeoning mural movement, you’re a fan of Georgie Nakima.  You may not know her, but you know her art. With its complex dance of interacting geometric shapes, her work is unmi… read more »

TURNBACK TUESDAY: Charlotte’s Role in “The Hate U Give”

CLT Creatives | July 2, 2019

It’s “Turnback Tuesday,” y’all — that time of the week where we reheat a past Biscuit bite that has relevance for today. With the 2018 movie, “The Hate U Give,” popping up on HBO this summer, we’re serving up this interview that Jonathan McFadden co… read more »

The Sounds! We Laugh (and Wonder) with Rebecca Henderson

CLT Creatives, Podcasts | June 26, 2019

Rebecca Henderson is a “Full Groan Adult.” Her life has been a journey, growing up in Charlotte, leaving the Queen City to tour the country with the band “Screaming Females” and ultimately coming home to CLT. On this episode of The Biscuit Podcast, w… read more »

LickedIn Profile: Scout Wofford, Law Dawg

CLT Creatives | June 25, 2019

Last week, we asked you to celebrate National Take Your Dog to Work Day by sending us photos of your office’s CFO — Cute, Furry Officer — so we could build out LickedIn profiles for the hardest working, most creative canines in the Queen City. And,… read more »

HUG Life: An Unconventional Film School for an Unconventional Woman

CLT Creatives | June 25, 2019

As a medium, film has always broken away from the conventional. From the earliest days of cinema, every filmmaker wants to do something different, to push the medium in bold new directions. As techniques, genres and the ways films are made and distri… read more »

INK STORIES: Liz Logan Has a Dirty Front Yard

CLT Creatives | June 20, 2019

The story below is the first installment of our new series, “Ink Stories.” Tattoos have a story. Typically, they are for the tattooed as opposed to the viewer. But sometimes, you get lucky and get insider info. So this is my gift to you, Charlotte. C… read more »

Everything is Awesome (When David Bulfin Works with LEGO)

CLT Creatives | June 20, 2019

“The world can be so noisy and working with LEGO creates a sense of quiet. It feels a bit like pure creation within a perfectly constrained system, which is a rare thing.” – Dave Bulfin You’d be hard pressed to find someone under the age of 60 who di… read more »

Four to Follow: Roman Around Instagram … with Roman

CLT Avengers, CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | June 20, 2019

Charlotte is home to thousands of Instagram accounts belonging to people vigorously exploring the city.  But, where to start? Who to follow? No worries. Our Queen City Sherpas will lead the way. Each week, one of our guest experts will share four loc… read more »

Biscuit Podcast Double Feature: Durag Fest & Josh Jacobson

CLT Creatives, Podcasts | June 19, 2019

We hope you’re ravenous for CLT info … today’s episode of The Biscuit Podcast is a two-course meal offering up a hearty chat with Dammit Wesley, local artist and co-organizer of Durag Fest at Camp North End and a dessert course conversation with Jo… read more »

We Wanna’ Know Your CFO (Cute, Furry Officer)

CLT Creatives, Happenings | June 18, 2019

Does your company have a CFO … Cute, Furry Officer, that is? If so, we wanna’ know … and we want pictures and deets. Friday, June 21 is National Take Your Dog to Work Day because let’s face it, it’s just easier to get through the day with your do… read more »

People of Charlotte: Jack Grossman Finds Bravery in the Forest

CLT Creatives | June 18, 2019

Your heart will expand and be forever changed after reading Jack Grossman’s book, Child of the Forest. Based on the life story of a courageous young girl, Charlene Perlmutter Schiff, who bore witness to World War II, this story gripped my soul from t… read more »

Creative Besties – Sydney Duarte & Andrea Orr

CLT Creatives, Podcasts | June 12, 2019

What lights you up? Simple question. It takes a lifetime to answer. And, it’s a lot more fun if you have a creative partner to accompany you, lift you up and bring the best out of you. Two Charlotteans who exemplify that are Queen City creatives Sydn… read more »

HUG LIFE: Alesa Moore Sings Loud and Soft & Does What She Loves

CLT Creatives, Music | June 11, 2019

Those around Alesa Moore have always known she’s a singer. Now, thousands and thousands of people around the world know, too. She was recently awarded a HUG (Helpful Unfettered Gift) Micro-grant to assist her in creating a music video for one of her… read more »

Who’s included in America? Who isn’t? We talk with MyLoan Dinh about it.

CLT Creatives, CreativeMornings/CLT, Podcasts | April 23, 2019

When we talk about “the American people,” who is included? Who belongs here? That’s a pressing topic in the world today. It was also a core question when Charlotte artist MyLoan Dinh spoke on the global topic of “Inclusive” at the April meeting of Cr… read more »

Jessica Moss – “Water”

CLT Creatives, CreativeMornings/CLT, Podcasts | March 26, 2019

“Water Can Flow. Or It Can Crash. Be Water, My Friend.” These are powerful, immortal words from the legendary Bruce Lee. They flowed through a talk on the global subject of “Water” from Jessica Moss and her father, Joseph, at the meeting of CreativeM… read more »

Creative Besties with well-run media

CLT Creatives, Podcasts | March 26, 2019

We know what happens when two hearts fall in love. But, when two brains fall in creative love, genius shows up. That’s what we talk about on the Creative Besties podcast. This week Tim Miner talks to two of the bestest besties in the Queen City — DC… read more »