Creative News

Want to stay in-the-know with news about the immense creativity happening throughout Charlotte, and the people behind it all? You’re in the right place. Our team of writers, videographers, photographers, illustrators and podcasters are committed to clogging your arteries with Queen City creative news, rich profiles and a heaping helping of humor. Dig in!



You’re Invited to the People’s Platform

Creative News, Happenings | July 30, 2020

How do you feel when you see a police officer? That question can vary greatly based on where you grew up, where you live now, your skin color, your age, your political affiliation and your life experience. It’s a question that has had resonance in th… read more »




Celebrating Paperback Book Day With 8 CLT Bookstores

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | July 30, 2020

85 years ago, the humble paperback book as we know it today was invented. (Is it just us or doesn’t it feel like paperback books should be way older than that?) In honor of the day Penguin Books published their first 10 paperback novels in 1935, ever… read more »




Don’t Dis’ the Dog!

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | July 30, 2020

  People say you shouldn’t ask what goes into hot dogs, but that doesn’t work for us. We’re curious. We like to know EXACTLY how the sausage … er … hot dog is made. Here at The Biscuit, we have an insatiable appetite for information about th… read more »




Explore Charlotte’s Neighborhood Street Murals – Part One

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | July 30, 2020

There are many ways to build a city. A city of more than buildings, roads and support systems. And, while planners and architects, developers and construction workers build the incredible infrastructure of our home here, so do creatives and artists…. read more »




Featured on @CLTBlackOwned

CLT Creatives, Creative News | July 28, 2020

A beautiful movement to support Black and Brown-owned businesses is underway in the Queen City. To help consumers across the city navigate Charlotte’s robust community of Black-owned retailers, restauranteurs, service-providers, creatives, consultant… read more »




Creative Resources: Two ASC Support Grants Now Open

Creative News, How To/Resources | July 28, 2020

With so much upheaval these last few months, it’s nice when there is some normalcy that seems to come every once in a while.  Sure, there have been some really innovative and creative ways to keep our local artists, musicians and creatives moving for… read more »




Tune in for the Final Act … Then, Act

Creative News, Happenings | July 25, 2020

ACT:NOW – Act III Saturday, July 25 at 4pm Artists know how to externalize many of the emotions that we are all feeling on the inside. BOOM Charlotte, in partnership with BLKMRKTCLT, Charlotte Is Creative and The Roll Up CLT, asked Charlotte’s creati… read more »




Visions of the Not Normal: Kayden Hunt

Creative News, Photo Series, Photography | July 21, 2020

The Biscuit and The Charlotte Ledger have partnered up to present our hoto series, “Visions of the Not Normal” — offering views of neighborhoods and communities across the city through the eyes (and lenses) of local photographers during the COVID-19… read more »




Charlotte Artists present ACT: NOW, Act II

Creative News | July 18, 2020

ACT:NOW – Act II Saturday, July 18 at 4pm Artists know how to externalize many of the emotions that we are all feeling on the inside. BOOM Charlotte, in partnership with BLKMRKTCLT, Charlotte Is Creative and The Roll Up CLT, asked Charlotte’s creativ… read more »




Charlotte Inspires BLM Mural in Palo Alto

Creative News | July 17, 2020

PHOTO CREDIT: Benny Villarreal Click the image for a larger version. The impact of Charlotte’s Black Lives Matter mural has reverberated through the Queen City … but it hasn’t stopped there. Within hours of the completion of the BLM mural in Uptown… 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 »




John Howard Takes on TV

Creative News | July 14, 2020

Last month, we reported that Charlotte creative director, John Howard, was keeping himself sharp in COVID-time by challenging himself to create and post a different graphic image every 24 hours. In May, John’s theme was movies. In June, it was TV sho… read more »




A Call & Demand for The Respect of Black Artists

Creative News | July 14, 2020

“… [the] goal is for black artists to work collectively and not have any separatist ideas or be tokenized in these environments. It creates those moments. There is just inherently a connection that exists when you are around other artists of color,… read more »




Charlotte Artists United for ACT: NOW, Act I

Creative News | July 11, 2020

ACT:NOW – Act I Saturday, July 11 at 4pm Artists know how to externalize many of the emotions that we are all feeling on the inside. BOOM Charlotte, in partnership with BLKMRKTCLT, Charlotte Is Creative and The Roll Up CLT, asked Charlotte’s creative… read more »




Ode to a Lost Ren Fest

Creative News | July 7, 2020

I’ll see no orcs on cell phones I’ll taste no London Broil I’ll hear no quotes from Game of Thrones I’ll put away my fencing foil The turkey legs are cold The beer kegs have run dry The Queen’s hung up her crown The jester’s starting to cry The Tortu… read more »




ASC’s Studio 345 is Moving to Arts+

Creative News | June 29, 2020

The Arts and Science Council’s (ASC) youth development program, Studio 345 is getting a new home and is moving to Arts+ on July 1st. While not physically moving, Studio 345 will be under Arts+’s administration and will remain in their same location i… read more »




Three Funds Available NOW to Innovative Queen City Creatives

Creative News, How To/Resources | June 29, 2020

This year has not been easy for anyone … and we’re not exactly sure what the future will look like. Disruption is everywhere. But, disruption exposes holes in existing systems and opens up possibilities for enterprising and innovative creatives. To… read more »




Community Groups Working to Transform Beatties Ford Road

Creative News | June 29, 2020

For the past 4-5 years, Ricky Singh, an artist and an educator at Charlotte Lab School, has wanted to paint a mural on Beatties Ford Road. In the wake of last Monday’s tragic events, which claimed the lives of four Charlotteans — Jamaa Cassell, Chri… read more »




Lifting Up Communities Too Long Ignored

CLT Nonprofits, Creative News | June 23, 2020

“…we want to teach financial responsibility – show our participants how the business world works.” – Manuel Campbell Before Aspire Community Capital makes a loan, the nonprofit gives aspiring business owners the know-how and tools to realize their… read more »




Visions of the Not Normal: Mitchell Kearney

Creative News, Photo Series, Photography | June 22, 2020

The Biscuit and The Charlotte Ledger have partnered up to present our new photo series, “Visions of the Not Normal” — offering views of neighborhoods and communities across the city through the eyes (and lenses) of local photographers during the COV… read more »