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!

@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 »

How Roses & Azalea is Coping with Covid

CLT Creatives, Creative News | April 1, 2020

The post below was posted on Instagram by Jenny Melick, co-founder of Roses & Azalea, a Charlotte company that opened in 2019 producing personal care and beauty products with organic botanicals and natural ingredients. We share it here with Jenny… read more »

City of Charlotte Placemaking Issues Call for Artists

Creative News | March 31, 2020

The City of Charlotte is offering up an ideal way for Queen City artists to channel their pent-up creative juices. They’ve issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for those interested in participating in the 2020 Placemaking Program. According to t… read more »

Keep Calm and Create On

Creative News, Editorials | March 31, 2020

“Keep Calm and Carry On.” If you’ve been paying attention over the last few years, you know this phrase and the many, many iterations that have followed. It was originally commissioned by the British government’s Ministry of Information in 1939 as a… read more »

Canine Co-Workers Can Be a Handful (and a Carpetful)

Creative News, Happenings | March 28, 2020

Now that the Stay-At-Home order is in action in Mecklenburg County, many of us in Charlotte have transitioned into working remotely from home. We still get to see our co-workers via Zoom or Google Hangout, talk on the phone and chat it up in our grou… read more »

Charlotte Music was Everywhere … Now, It’s ANYWHERE

Creative News | March 27, 2020

Are you bored with your “Quarantine Playlist?” Have you watched enough Netflix to last you the rest of the year?  Do you miss your weekend outings to Charlotte’s local music venues? Music Everywhere CLT wants to help you out, as well a musical creati… read more »

Tariq Bokhari Answers Shelter-In-Place Questions

Creative News | March 25, 2020

With the announcement of shelter-in-place orders for Mecklenburg County that take effect at 8am on Thursday, March 26, many questions about what kinds of movements are allowed have cropped up. Our media partner, WFAE, has posted answers to many of th… read more »

Combined, Hope and Creativity Make the Impossible Possible

Creative News, Editorials | March 22, 2020

Earlier this week, we were listening to a podcast about the Apollo 13 mission. The situation faced by Mission Control was unprecedented. The threat was very real. The outcome was very uncertain. In short, the immediate impact of Oxygen Tank 2 explodi… read more »

Front Porch Sundays Offers Online Options

Creative News | March 22, 2020

South End favorite, Front Porch Sundays may have had to hit the pause button for now, but they’ve got options of how you can support the local merchants and vendors who are part of this monthly market. On Friday, Esther and Elsa, the company that pro… read more »

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 »