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!



We’re all in this together.

Creative News, Editorials | March 20, 2020

PHOTO CREDIT: Steven Lamar We may be apart. But, we’re still together.   The picture above makes us very happy and a little sad, too. It was taken by photographer Steven Lamar at the most recent meeting of CreativeMornings/Charlotte. It was an i… read more »




Daily Recipe – Rachael Green’s Quaran-Tini

Creative News, Recipes | March 20, 2020

  Rachael Green’s Quaran-Tini Ingredients: Tsp of finely diced fresh ginger Juice of 1 lemon 0.5 oz. of honey / 1 oz. of honey syrup (1/2 honey 1/2 water) Sprinkle of thyme dried / spring of thyme fresh 2 oz. of Conniption Gin (local North Carol… read more »




Tell us how you’re staying creative!

Creative News | March 15, 2020

These are challenging times, but creativity thrives under challenging circumstances. Indulging in your creative passions will keep your mind and your soul fed. And, it will do the same for others. As you create at home for yourself, your family, your… read more »




The Charlotte Symphony Strikes Back!

Creative News, Happenings, Videos | March 11, 2020

On March 13 and 14 , 2020, conductor Christopher James Lees will lead the Charlotte Symphony as they play the gorgeous John Williams score live alongside a screening of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back … and, we asked members of the Sym… read more »




Wet Paint – Meet Matt Moore: The Wolf (G.O.A.T)

Creative News | March 4, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of a new series called Wet Paint, devoted to telling to stories of the people behind Charlotte’s mural community, by Matt Morrison, AKA @CLTGraffiti Over 7 months ago, I started an Instagram account called CLT Graffit… read more »




You Don’t Say — Krispy Kreme Delivery Starts on Leap Day!

Creative News | February 25, 2020

Krispy Kreme, the North Carolina-based and Charlotte-loved doughnut chain, recently announced the launch of their new delivery service. Starting Leap Day (February 29 ), you will be able to have fresh Krispy Kreme doughnuts and coffee delivered strai… read more »




Queen City Quiz Show – March 26

Creative News | February 24, 2020

Dear Biscuit Readers, We’re grateful that you enjoy our weekly batches of The Biscuit into your inbox. And, now, we’d like you to be among the first to know about a special one-night event happening on Thursday, March 26 at 7:00pm. We’re calling it “… read more »




Creative News – Nerdy Night Out, Five Points Plaza & I Heart Rail Trail

Creative News, Happenings | February 19, 2020

Join us for a Nerdy Night Out (and Bring Your Ideas)! CALLING ALL NERDS! WE NEED YOUR HELP! Last year, Blumenthal Performing Arts invited Charlotte Is Creative to develop Nerdy Night Out, an “intelligent nightlife series.” With the help of Caveat NYC… read more »




400 Rubik’s Cubes Unleash Infinite Creativity

Creative News | January 30, 2020

Just before the end of 2019, Jordan Pham, a 14-year-old Charlottean, asked his parents for several hundred Rubik’s in order to create pixel mosaic portraits like those he’d found online. (It’s a story in and of itself — say Jordan’s folks — finding… read more »




The “King of Queen City Can Design” Helps Us Celebrate National Beer Can Day

Creative News | January 24, 2020

Yep. You read that right. January 24, 2020 is “Beer Can Appreciation Day” across the globe. This is a day that should have great cultural significance here in Charlotte where our ever-growing ecosystem of breweries is daily producing award-winning be… read more »




“Space to Work Together” – EY wavespace Arrives at The RailYard

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | January 22, 2020

“Charlotte, as its forming its identity, needs to be pulling from all the different sectors, all the different groups — nonprofit, corporate, start-up. That’s what we want to be doing here.” – Sarah Smith, EY wavespace™ Facilitator Charlotte’s burge… read more »




The “Lights” Are Still Bright at the Whitewater Center

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | January 15, 2020

The holiday lights have been packed up and put away for another year across the city, but there is still holiday magic alive in the air (and the woods) at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. “Lights,” an immersive light exhibit installed along a hal… read more »




HUGS & Bolts – January

Creative News | January 15, 2020

The design team at #thesavageway, created this giant Bolt of Inspiration for use at CreativeMornings/Charlotte as a gift from Charlotte Is Creative sponsor, OrthoCarolina. Bolt of Inspiration At each meeting of CreativeMornings/Charlotte, specials ar… read more »




You Don’t Say: Ok, Kannapolis Boomer

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | January 15, 2020

The Kannapolis Intimidators minor league baseball team recently changed their name to the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers. With this new name comes a new mascot and according to WFAE’s Dashiell Coleman, the Cannon Ballers decided on mustached baseball name… read more »




Wheelin’ Art Dealin’ in Miami

Creative News | December 19, 2019

Local artists Rebecca Henderson and Grace Stott made good on their “get moving” mission with their mobile art gallery, Wheeling Art Dealing as they traveled south to Miami Art Week earlier this month. With help from the Women’s Impact Fund and Goodye… read more »




NERD ALERT! “Intelligent Nightlife” Series Coming to Charlotte Stages

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | November 26, 2019

Stages managed by Blumenthal Performing Arts rarely go unused, but there are odd times they can be quiet. And, there’s nothing lonelier than an empty stage. No worries, though. The Blumenthal team has a plan. About 18 months ago, Blumenthal Performin… read more »




Creative Challenge – Send Us A Postcard

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | November 15, 2019

On Wednesday, our pal Ely Portillo (formerly of The Charlotte Observer and now the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute) tweeted about the research he was doing into vintage Charlotte postcards. Never short for a response,  @CLTDevelopment issued a challeng… read more »




Creative Happenings – Let’s Dance and Buy Art

Creative News, Happenings | November 13, 2019

It’s that time again… time to fill up those calendars! Here are three essential events that will bring you joy this weekend and beyond. They’ve got art! They’ve got dancing! They’ve got world class speakers! What more could you need? Check them out… read more »




People of Charlotte: Code Ninjas Helps Youth Program their Future

Creative News, How To/Resources | November 11, 2019

This is a portion of a story that was originally published by our content partner, People of Charlotte. Click here to read the entire interview. People of Charlotte, please meet Anjali Dighe. She and her husband, Vivek, are the owners of Code Ninjas…. read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with Diane Restaino

CLT Nonprofits, Creative News, Happenings | November 8, 2019

Diane Restaino President/Founder, Joedance Film Festival Cancel whatever plans you have for tonight — we know where the cool kids will be. Tonight (Nov. 8), Joedance Film Festival is showcasing three original films during its second Joedance Premier… read more »