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!



(Chef) Peter’s Passion for The Perfect Pizza

CLT Creatives, Creative News | June 11, 2019

James Beard Award-winning chef Peter Reinhart may be known for bread. But, he has a passion for pizza. He’s quested coast to coast for his YouTube series and 2003 book, American Pie. And now, his journey has taken him to the Motor City to take a bite… read more »




Changes to the Biscuit are Coming!

Creative News, Videos | May 16, 2019

You may have noticed that we’ve been rationing Biscuits this week. By now, you’re probably ravenous. Well, there’s a good reason for it, and Matt Olin and Tim Miner tell you all about it in less than 60 seconds in this video. Next week, get ready to… read more »




Sprinkles of History: National Donut Day & The Salvation Army

CLT Nonprofits, Creative News | June 6, 2019

Upon reading that tomorrow – June 7 –  is National Donut Day, you probably reacted one of two ways: 1) Eye-rolling about yet another National Blah Blah Blah Day, or … 2) Yay! Free donuts! But, did you know the history behind the beloved Donut Day c… read more »




Fourth Time’s a Charm for Dupp & Swat

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | June 5, 2019

Unique people have unique ideas. Unique ideas need unconventional spaces. That’s how Dupp & Swat was born of two unique people in 2010 – siblings Dion (AKA Dupp) and Davita (AKA Swat) Galloway. “[Dupp & Swat] is whatever the community wants…. read more »




Charlotte SHOUT!

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte, Videos | May 8, 2019

Happy Wednesday! We are just one day away from the main events of Charlotte SHOUT! taking over Uptown, so … it’s pretty much like the Super Bowl. Music. Art. Food. Ideas. It’s a smorgasbord. Oh yeah … and we’ve hidden FREE ticket giveaways &… read more »




Brand the Moth is Searching for First-Time Muralists

CLT Creatives, Creative News, How To/Resources | June 4, 2019

Have you ever wanted to try something new, but you didn’t know where to start? To take that next step in your career or your passion, but the task ahead seemed too daunting? Sometimes you just need a helping hand — whether you are a writer who wants… read more »




HUG LIFE: Stitching the Threads of Possibility

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | June 4, 2019

Margaret Burton is an artisan. She’s a clothing designer (for Buffalo Jackson) and an emerging brand changing our relationship with clothes. At the same time, she’s making important inroads with young refugees and inner-city students by using sewing… read more »




Quacking Back with Charlotte Squawks

Creative News, For Newcomers, Happenings | May 30, 2019

Charlotte Squawks is a summer tradition in Charlotte. And, it’s quacking back again. The annual musical parody show that views the Queen City through a satirical lens celebrated its 15th opening night last night … and it’ll keep on ruffling feather… read more »




200Artists: SouthEnd ARTS Helps Artists Find Their Voice (and Each Other)

CLT Creatives, Creative News, How To/Resources | May 28, 2019

Charlotte’s a growing city. And, that can mean growing pains. New restaurants, breweries and apartments seem to pop up all across the city overnight, but when these businesses come in, artists are often displaced. While it’s exciting to see our city… read more »




HUG LIFE: “Healthy” Matchmaking Debuts in Charlotte

CLT Creatives, Creative News | May 28, 2019

A creative “first” took place in Charlotte on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 — the inaugural Charlotte Healthcare Matchmaking conference organized by Charlotte’s Healthtech Women (HTW). It was helped — in part — by a HUG Micro-Grant. Nearly seventy attendee… read more »




“The RE: Series” Tackles the Power of Art and Design

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Happenings | May 16, 2019

Wouldn’t it be awesome to get into a time machine, go back, and examine Charlotte’s past? Or perhaps, sometimes, even change it? Obviously, we can’t do that. (Plus, Avengers: Endgame warned us about changing the past, anyway. Right?) We can only affe… read more »




Make Clouds of Thought, Not War: An Interview with MCOT

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | May 9, 2019

It’s just a fact that museums and galleries are the best places to see art? Right?  What if I told you the one best places to see art is while you’re standing on a corner, waiting for the light to change? Or on your short walk from the parking lot to… read more »




Four to Follow: Charlotte SHOUT! Edition

Creative News | May 8, 2019

The Queen City is so alive with creatives doing incredible work, sometimes you don’t know exactly where to look. That’s where we come in. Each week in The Biscuit, we’ll highlight four Instagram accounts related to Charlotte creatives that deserve yo… read more »




We don’t know what to say about gun violence. But, we’ll help you say it.

Creative News, Editorials | May 7, 2019

Charlotte is our home. Despite trying our best to escape it after high school, Charlotte drew us back in and has emerged to become a great love of both of our lives. Charlotte is a source of pride for us. Championing the creativity abilities alive in… read more »




BOOM-Shaka-Laka: Two Artists Bringing an Explosion of Creativity to the BOOM Festival

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Editorials | April 23, 2019

Three… two… one… BOOM! The fourth annual BOOM festival is taking over Plaza Midwood this weekend — Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28. BOOM is a three day arts experience that aims to highlight the power of art and the ways it can bring communitie… read more »




‘Commercial gentrification’ pushes 120 entrepreneurs out at North End biz center

Creative News, Editorials | April 22, 2019

Up to 120 small businesses — most of which were minority-owned — lost their offices this April in a coveted piece of North End being transformed into a mixed-use space for large offices and retail. As a community, we are deeply concerned about affo… read more »




We’re NUTS About This Book!

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Editorials | April 4, 2019

People of Charlotte, meet Mai-Lis Bahr. Wait a minute … that’s her line not ours! After sharing hundreds of stories about local Charlotteans as the founder of People of Charlotte, Mai-Lis Bahr decided to share an important story of her own. She recen… read more »




Davita Galloway Hopes Big Hoops Brings Big Business for Minority Retailers

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | February 11, 2019

“It’s a statement that we are here. You can’t erase us, and you can’t push us to the perimeter …” – Davita Galloway   Charlotte’s minority-owned businesses will take center stage during two major events this month poised to bring millions of vis… read more »




73 Steps to Greatness

CLT Nonprofits, Creative News, Happenings | February 11, 2019

The best way to get the blood flowing to your creative brain on a Friday morning is by taking four flights of stairs … right? RIGHT? Boasting a rock star lineup of city council members Braxton Winston, Dimple Ajmera, Tariq Bokhari and Larken Eagletso… read more »




Peru to Charlotte – Pedro Salazar Embraces His Sister City

Creative News | January 28, 2019

People of CLT, meet Pedro Salazar. Pedro is a legal expert and author who shows us anything is possible. Moving to the United States … Iowa, in fact … at 17, he … moved to Charlotte in 2015 has has laid down roots in the Queen City, which happe… read more »