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: $HAN Wallace Takes Portraits of Today for Tomorrow

CLT Creatives, Podcasts | August 7, 2019

Take a moment and think … what if you lost all your cherished pictures of your life and your family’s life before you? What if you never had them at all? Visiting photographer with The Roll-Up, $HAN Wallace, is devoting much of her time taking free… read more »

Dear Soul Music Co. Champions Charlotte Artists Professionally … and Unapologetically

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources | August 7, 2019

When Arsena Schroeder was young, she took a chance asked a trusted adult to listen to her sing. The harsh feedback she received set her back and silenced her for years. But, now … she sings. Through her Dear Soul Music Co. she helps Charlotte music… read more »

Move Over, Superman! Here Comes Frogboy!

CLT Creatives | August 6, 2019

Superheroes have soared into historic popularity in the past few years. Caped crusaders are demolishing the box office on a regular basis, break records left and right. Primetime television seems to feature a new hero team with each new season. Video… read more »

From the Stage to the Boardroom: Using Improv as a Corporate Tool

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources | August 6, 2019

Some might say that Charlottean Jenn Grabenstetter lives two lives — one where she’s the vice president of Global Brand & Content Marketing at Sealed Air and the other as an actress and comedian. But, she’s found a way to bring her vocation and her… read more »

The Biscuit Podcast – July 31, 2019

CLT Creatives, CLT Nonprofits, Podcasts | July 31, 2019

In this episode of “CreativeMornings Rewind,” Matt Olin sits down for an extended conversation with Sonja Gantt about the impact she’s making as the executive director of the CMS Foundation and how her prior career informs her current role. Along the… read more »

Stacy Cassio Has Never Met a Woman She Couldn’t Learn From

CLT Creatives | July 30, 2019

So, who is the woman behind the pink curtain in Charlotte? It’s Stacy Cassio — Founder & CEO of Pink Mentor Network. Hailing from rural Kansas, Stacy says she has never met a woman she couldn’t learn from. Moreover, she believes that every woman des… read more »

Sagehaus Making the CLT Music Scene a Little “Brighter”

CLT Creatives | July 30, 2019

Charlotte creatives Jason Hausman and Emily Sage met at CreativeMornings in December. At another meeting, they shared an umbrella. Today, they’re making beautiful music together as SAGEHAUS. A few weeks after deciding to collaborate, Emily and Jason… read more »

HUG Life: Love Blossoms on the Streets of Charlotte

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | July 24, 2019

After moving to a new city, it’s a challenge to establish your bearings and make connections. For artist and recent HUG micro-grant recipient, KHEM, diving into the creative community here has eased that transition – an instrumental pipeline for meet… read more »

10-Foot Tall Woman Aiming for a 46-Year Run on Coke Billboard

CLT Creatives | July 24, 2019

No doubt at some point you were zipping eastbound onto I-277 toward Uptown, glanced up and saw two figures casually hanging out on the ever-present Coca-Cola billboard. Well, behind every great billboard, there’s a story about the creative process an… read more »

VIEWFINDER: Dave Butler Captures the CLT DJ Battle Scene

CLT Creatives, Happenings, Music, Photography | July 23, 2019

Each month, The Biscuit will feature Viewfinder, a gallery of selected photographs from some of our favorite Charlotte photographers. Today we feature some choice shots from creative renaissance man, Dave Butler – in particular, his work capturing im… read more »

How a Battalion of Army Men Defeated My Perfectionism

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | July 22, 2019

Perfection is one of the killers of creativity. One antidote for perfectionism is to play, and if I was to strengthen my creativity and quiet the perfectionist in me, I needed to practice spontaneous play. So I decided to do something silly and trust… read more »

Community Matters Cafe — The Restorative Abilities of Art & Food

CLT Creatives, CLT Nonprofits | July 22, 2019

As an extension of the Charlotte Rescue Mission, Community Matters Cafe creates a skilled and caring environment in which Mission residents work alongside industry professionals. And as the Cafe empowers the staff and adds to the economy of Charlotte… read more »

Brittany Moore is Strong, Focused, Determined & Ready to Make Waves

CLT Creatives | July 22, 2019

Charlottean Brittany Moore is on a mission for her daughter Brielle to create a world where gender equality thrives. Having moved to Charlotte in 2008, she’s been actively involved in the community through Kicks 4 The City and NC MedAssist. And now,… read more »

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 »