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!



Visions of the Not Normal: Alvin C. Jacobs, Jr.

Creative News, Photo Series, Photography | May 28, 2020

PHOTO CREDIT: Alvin C. Jacobs “Yes there are people playing basketball, and going for walks etc. … but. most folks are in the worst financial positions of their adult lives.” – Alvin C. Jacobs, Jr. The Biscuit and The Charlotte Ledger have partnere… read more »




Visions of the Not Normal: Ernest Moren

Creative News, Photo Series, Photography | May 25, 2020

PHOTO: Ernest Moren 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 photogra… read more »




Manor Theatre Closing. Our Hearts are Broken.

Creative News, Editorials | May 21, 2020

And, the Oscar for Lifetime Achievement in Charlotte goes to …⁣ ⁣ Many words have already been shared across Charlotte about the closing of The Manor Theatre. We’ll share two: THANK YOU.⁣ ⁣ The four of us who manage Charlotte Is Creative & The… read more »




Visions of the Not Normal: Kriska Woods

Creative News, Photo Series, Photography | May 18, 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 »




SHOUTING Match! Krystle Baller & Wanda Petunia Rock Out

Charlotte SHOUT!, Creative News | May 18, 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. What do you get when you cross a… read more »




EDITORIAL: ArtPop Needs Your Help to Keep Poppin’

Creative News, Editorials | May 15, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Wendy Hickey is the founder of ArtPop Street Gallery. In this editorial, she shares her thoughts about the importance of her organization to the artists she serves and to the Charlotte community, as well as the importance of donations… read more »




Igniting Positive Change Through Sustainable Design

CLT Creatives, Creative News | May 15, 2020

So many of us being stuck in-doors for the last few months seems to have helped Mother Earth heal a bit from the effects of human activity and reckless consumption of resources.  Many of us have become more mindful of how we source our food, clothing… read more »




The Queen City stands in for The Big Apple

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | May 15, 2020

“There is so much art in our city, and it’s such a gift to us. So often, we drive right by it. But if you can take the time to slow down and really notice it, you’ll see it’s amazing.” – Brooke Brown Brooke Brown was supposed to be walking around Man… read more »




Creating More Rhythm in the City Through Artwork

Creative News, Videos | May 13, 2020

Charlotte artist Georgie Nakima applies vibrant color, thought and community to all of her work, whether it’s collaborative projects on Charlotte’s East Side or new work at the Link Apartments in South Charlotte. In this short video created by Charlo… read more »




“Feeding the Knead” with Barbie’s Bread

Creative News | May 12, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story of #CreativityInCaptivity was originally shared by Charlottean Jessica Webb Losselyong. Jessica is making bread using her grandmother’s secret recipe to raise funds for Feeding America. To date, she has raised more than $100… read more »




LIVE Q&A Session: Learn About the CARES Act

Creative News, How To/Resources | May 7, 2020

Confused by the CARES Act? Yeah. So are we. Let’s do something about it. Many of us know the CARES Act might be helpful to small businesses and nonprofits, but how do you get started? What does it all mean? On Monday, May 11 at 7PM, a certified finan… read more »




Signs of COVID-19 by Betty Thomas

Creative News, Photography | May 5, 2020

Being contained isn’t good for creatives. They have to get out, see the world and share their interpretation of what they see. In times like these, which are — with no hyperbole — historic, this creative impulse helps all of us process the gravity… read more »




Why is The Manor a Charlotte Staple? This.

Creative News | May 1, 2020

This week, the Manor Theatre on Providence Road reminded us what we should all be saying more these days: Thank you. We are grateful for all those who are keeping us safe, healthy and fed during these unprecedented times. And we are grateful for the… read more »




NoDa Gets “Yarn Bombed” with Love

Creative News | May 1, 2020

If you can’t get INTO a building to see art, then the art needs to head outside. Thankfully, Charlotte’s burgeoning mural culture has gotten all of us used to that concept over the last few years and looking for something new around every corner and… read more »




The Live Events May be Canceled, but Pride Carries On

Creative News, Photography | May 1, 2020

We try to be pretty cheery around here at The Biscuit and Charlotte Is Creative. Difficult things happen, we’re not blind to them. But we choose to look for positive, creative stories around the Queen City … because they are everywhere. Like you, r… read more »




Challenge Accepted! More than 2,500 Students Answer Ascend’s Call

Creative News | May 1, 2020

The world has thrown the gauntlet for educators: Find new ways to engage students. Ascend, Charlotte-based education technology startup, has thrown it right back. Ascend creates goal-setting software for middle and high school students. During stay-a… read more »




$10,000 – 13 Jobs – 1,000 Meals

CLT Nonprofits, Creative News | April 28, 2020

It’s all about stirring the pot of uncertainty in a positive way … putting more beef in the stew.” Chef Ron Alhert of the Community Culinary School of Charlotte (CCSC) and Tom Sasser of Burke Hospitality Group aren’t known for sitting around. As acti… read more »




Bolts of Inspiration Strike Four Charlotte Creatives

Creative News | April 28, 2020

Every month at CreativeMornings/Charlotte, Charlotte is Creative honors innovative Charlotteans who are putting their talents to work for their neighbors with Bolts of Inspiration. The moss art Bolts are sponsored by OrthoCarolina and designed and ma… read more »




Get Into a SHOUTing Match with Us!

Creative News | April 27, 2020

How would you like to have a SHOUTing Match with another Charlotte creative? How does it work? Well, here you go … The idea is simple, but left open to your interpretation. You select a fellow creative from a different discipline or media and make… read more »




City of Charlotte Awards Grants to 11 Creative Placemaking Projects

Creative News | May 3, 2020

Before the COVID-19 outbreak, the City of Charlotte’s Planning, Design and Development department posted an open call for communities and artists to submit for creative placemaking grants. They recently announced ten placemaking grants and one techni… read more »