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!

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 »

Bryan Kalantek’s Got Mad LOVE for His Neighborhood

Creative News | April 21, 2020

Charlottean Bryan Kalentek also answered the call for #CreativityInCaptivity, sharing the version of Philadelphia’s famous “Love” sculpture from Robert Indiana, that he cut, painted and installed in his front yard with us on Facebook. He said: “Was l… read more »

Biscuit News Crumbs – April 15, 2020

Creative News, Videos | April 16, 2020

On tonight’s episode of The Biscuit News: Crumbs, your favorite virtual anchors Matt Olin and Tim Miner discuss⁣ all the hard-hitting stories you want to know more about. Including: The new suggested unit of distance for social distancing… 1 Keanu… W… read more »

Extravaganza Events Thanks Charlotte Healthcare Heroes

Creative News | April 15, 2020

No one will argue that the medical professionals on the frontlines are real-life heroes. But, Charlotte-based Extravaganza Events is taking it to the next level, by creating Superhero standees to show their thanks. “We started brainstorming ideas las… read more »

You Look Like You Need a HUG …

Creative News | April 14, 2020

You look like you need a HUG … one you can take to the bank. Let’s START something together. We’ll bring the money. You bring the passion. For the next several months, we are altering our HUG (Helpful Unfettered Gift) program to give out $100 micro-g… read more »

@clt_laid_off_locals Puts a Face on Unemployment

Creative News | April 9, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story of #CreativityInCaptivity was originally shared by Charlottean Jen Withrow. We are sharing it here with her permission. How are you staying creative at home? How are you interacting with the world? Tell us here. I lost my jo… read more »

Inspiration Under Our Feet

Creative News, Editorials | April 3, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story of #CreativityInCaptivity was originally shared by Charlottean Tim McCleary, managing director of The Involvement Practice, in his company’s e-newsletter. As the name of his business suggests, Tim’s story inspired us. We are… read more »

ASC Announces Mecklenburg Creatives Resiliency Fund

Creative News, How To/Resources | April 3, 2020

It’s not a secret, people — times are tough for everyone right now. Especially full-time creatives that have suddenly lost their main source of income. Artists, performers, freelancers, you name it, have been put in financial danger due to COVID-19…. read more »