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.



HUG LIFE: “Healthy” Matchmaking Debuts in Charlotte

CLT Creatives, Creative News | May 28, 2019

A creative “first” took place in Charlotte on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 — the inaugural Charlotte Healthcare Matchmaking conference organized by Charlotte’s Healthtech Women (HTW). It was helped — in part — by a HUG Micro-Grant. Nearly seventy attendee… read more »




Jamie Decker’s Podcast

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

Charlottean Jamie Decker knows you … inside and out. And, it’s her mission that you know what she knows. Jamie is the founder of Charlotte-based, Experience Anatomy. Her company preserves human organs through the process of plastination created by Dr… read more »




Charlottean Jamie Decker’s got brains

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

Charlottean Jamie Decker’s got brains … and she’ll let you hold them in your hand. In fact, she wants you to. After being inspired by the traveling Body Worlds exhibit visiting Discovery Place in 2007, Jamie tracked down the creator of the plastina… read more »




Jamie Decker’s Got Brains … and She’ll Let You to Hold Them in Your Hands

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

Charlottean Jamie Decker knows you … inside and out. And, it’s her mission that you know what she knows. Jamie is the founder of Charlotte-based, Experience Anatomy. Her company preserves human organs through the process of plastination created by… read more »




“TRUTH”- JARON STROM

CLT Creatives, Music, Videos | February 10, 2019

He rocked out The Voice … now he’s bringing his smooth stylings to The Jam. This week, Charlotte Star Room sends us “Truth” from Charlotte sensation, Jaron Strom.




YUNG Citizen- OutKast ft. MoonLander & Rob Flo

CLT Creatives, Music, Videos | January 31, 2019

We’re slathering sweet & savory sounds of “OutKast” by Charlotte’s own YUNG Citizen, featuring MoonLander & Rob Flo on this week’s Biscuit. The Jam is selected by Charlotte Star Room.




“The RE: Series” Tackles the Power of Art and Design

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Happenings | May 16, 2019

Wouldn’t it be awesome to get into a time machine, go back, and examine Charlotte’s past? Or perhaps, sometimes, even change it? Obviously, we can’t do that. (Plus, Avengers: Endgame warned us about changing the past, anyway. Right?) We can only affe… read more »




SHOUT! Shots – Creative Correspondents Capture the Spirit of the Streets

CLT Avengers, CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | May 16, 2019

Last weekend, the inaugural Charlotte SHOUT! took over Uptown, SouthEnd and Camp North End for three days of creative revelry that capped off three weeks of over 200 artistic events — festivals, concerts, art installations, etc. – celebrating the Qu… read more »




Dexter Jordan – Be Cool

CLT Creatives, Music, Videos | January 13, 2019

This week’s installment of The Jam features “Be Cool” – a tasty track from Dexter Jordan selected by Charlotte Star Room.




People of Charlotte: A Few Bytes About The Dottie Rose Foundation

CLT Creatives, CLT Nonprofits, Columnists | May 16, 2019

You know we believe that Charlotte is a creative city. It’s also a generous one. While it doesn’t make the headlines every day, our home is bursting with people drawing from the life experience and giving of their social, financial and creative capit… read more »




Nalee Draws

CLT Creatives, Videos | January 13, 2019

It’s the story of a sketch. Thanks to the miracle of time-lapse screen caps, you can watch our amazing artist, Nalee Thao, draw this week’s Sketchy Stat in less than 30 seconds.




Make Clouds of Thought, Not War: An Interview with MCOT

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | May 9, 2019

It’s just a fact that museums and galleries are the best places to see art? Right?  What if I told you the one best places to see art is while you’re standing on a corner, waiting for the light to change? Or on your short walk from the parking lot to… read more »




There Can Be Only One DJ to Reign Over the Queen City

CLT Creatives, Happenings, Music | May 8, 2019

Some may say that the glory days of epic DJ battles are over. Charlotte musician and producer, Dae Lee, says they’ve just started. When he heard about Charlotte SHOUT! and its focus on music, Lee decided the time had come to revive a time-honored tra… read more »




Moira Quinn

CLT Creatives, CLT Nonprofits, Videos | December 30, 2018

Khalia Braswell of INTech Camp for Girls throws down an epic elevator pitch to Moira Quinn of Charlotte Center City Partners. Want some pitching tips from Moira Quinn? Click here »






People of Charlotte: One Ticket for Queen City Trainspotting, Please!

CLT Creatives, Columnists, Exploring Charlotte | May 1, 2019

People of Charlotte, meet Queen City resident Adam Schultz. Accidental creative. Photographer. Train Love. Dad. Mai-Lis Bahr, creator of People of Charlotte, has the best job in town — talking to the people who are making Charlotte a creative, color… read more »




BOOM-Shaka-Laka: Two Artists Bringing an Explosion of Creativity to the BOOM Festival

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Editorials | April 23, 2019

Three… two… one… BOOM! The fourth annual BOOM festival is taking over Plaza Midwood this weekend — Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28. BOOM is a three day arts experience that aims to highlight the power of art and the ways it can bring communitie… read more »




The Business of Murals in a City of Business

CLT Creatives, Editor’s Pick, Editorials | April 23, 2019

It was the summer solstice of 2017. The temperature hovered just below 100 degrees. As the sun beat down on him, Jonay di Ragno painted a mural in NoDa. And, he was having the time of his life. “I was having fun. People bringing me slices of pizza an… read more »




Turbo Charged Creativity – CLT Father & Son Make Music Together

CLT Creatives, Editorials, Music | April 22, 2019

Graphic designer. Musician. Dad. While those words can’t capture the creative prowess of David Haire, senior designer at Wray Ward, they’re a good start. And, they help explain what drives him. Haire has been a mainstay in Charlotte’s local music sce… read more »




Four to Follow: CLT Instagram Accounts We Heart

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | April 10, 2019

We’re always talent scouting for emerging Instagram accounts that look at The Queen City (and the world) with an enthralling perspective. Here are four of our faves. They may not have a bajillion followers, but they absolutely should. @QC_Javi Why do… read more »