Where Are We in CLT?

Charlotte has creative details and delights hiding in plain sight, around every corner of the city. Our team always has our eyes peeled, searching for the next surprise to share with our readers. Our goal is to inspire you to explore the Queen City and discover fascinating areas of CLT that just might become your new favorite spot. These Queen City adventures are sponsored by OrthoCarolina.



White Rabbit Mural

Where Are We in CLT? | August 6, 2020

We want to add a little bit of color to your morning! This bright and bold mural titled “Our Lives, Our Culture, Our Time” was painted by artist Gil Croy in 2012 as a symbol of love, peace, equality, and pride for Charlotte’s LGBTQ+ community. You ca… read more »




Hugh McManaway Statue on Queens Road

Where Are We in CLT? | August 4, 2020

On August 3, we played a game of “Where Are We In CLT?” with our pals at WBTV’s QC Life. Throughout the day we left clues on social media about our top (not so) secret location before the big reveal on QC@3. So, (if you ignored the photo above) where… read more »




Thanos Mural by Southern Tiger Collective

Where Are We in CLT? | July 30, 2020

We’re in the endgame now. Thanos has assembled all of the Infinity Stones and has set up shop on the side of Seventh Sin Tattoo Company to await whichever Avengers are brave enough to face him and whichever Charlotteans are brave enough to take a pic… read more »




Independence Tower

Where Are We in CLT? | July 28, 2020

Decades before the “Pink Building” on South Boulevard was blinding Charlotte drivers with its unique color scheme, there was another tower reflecting the sun’s harsh rays into the eyes of those stuck in traffic. Built in 1972, Independence Tower is t… read more »




“The Wildcat Way” Statue at Johnson & Wales University

Where Are We in CLT? | July 23, 2020

We need every Johnson & Wales student and alumni to join us in a verse of the official school fight song: “Wildcats everywhere Wave your hands up in the air That’s the way we do it Let’s get to it Come on everyone!” Oh, wait… that’s from High Sch… read more »




Mr. K’s Soft Ice Cream

Where Are We in CLT? | July 17, 2020

It’s looking like a hot weekend ahead, so we are preemptively telling you where you need to go get some ice cream (and a burger or two) to cool off. Mr. K’s Soft Ice Cream is an #OGCLT establishment that has stood the test of time on its little corne… read more »




Old City Hall

Where Are We in CLT? | July 15, 2020

Last week, we showed you the Butterfly Highway pit stop behind the Old City Hall in Uptown but… we never showed you Old City Hall itself! In 1924, the City of Charlotte outgrew their city hall located on the corner of Trade and 5th Street that had be… read more »




Butterfly Highway Pit Stop

Where Are We in CLT? | July 9, 2020

We don’t see many summer road trips in our future this summer, so we’re going to leave the highway adventures to the butterflies this year. These butterflies get to take an expressway that cuts straight through the heart of Uptown, never has traffic… read more »




Charlotte Fire Station #6

Where Are We in CLT? | July 7, 2020

If you asked us to name the most iconic firehouse of all time (we know you didn’t ask but please humor us), we’d say the Ghostbusters headquarters. BUT if you asked us to name the most iconic firehouse in the Queen City, we’d say Charlotte Fire Stati… read more »




“Cool Globes” on North Tryon Street

Where Are We in CLT? | July 2, 2020

Many summer travel plans have been canceled this year, but there is still a way you can go on a globetrotting adventure right here in the Queen City. 35 globes are calling the streets of Charlotte home for the remainder of the year and they are defin… read more »




“Clarity” by Matt Hooker and Matt Moore

Where Are We in CLT? | June 30, 2020

We would say that this mural has us howling in delight every time we see it, but in all honestly, we usually just stand there in stunned silence in awe of its beauty and detail. This piece by Matt Hooker and Matt Moore, also know around the Charlotte… read more »




Furrow by Thomas Sayre

Where Are We in CLT? | June 26, 2020

Fun Fact: Wednesday, July 1 is National Gingersnap Day, arguably the biggest holiday of the year, so we thought we would pump the hype up even more by sharing the gingersnappiest looking piece of art in the Queen City. Every time we pass this install… read more »




First National Bank Building

Where Are We in CLT? | June 23, 2020

Built in 1927, the First National Bank Building (now known as Tryon Plaza) is covered inside and out with small craftsmanship details that will catch the eye of any visitor paying close enough attention, especially any mythology buffs. The limestone… read more »




“Unfurled” Mosaic at 5200 Park Selwyn

Where Are We in CLT? | June 19, 2020

We aren’t sure what the record for the most artists to work on one project in Charlotte is, but we think this piece at 5200 Park Selwyn is a strong contender for the crown. The stunning mosaic titled “Unfurled” is a combination of mosaic pieces from… read more »




“Belmont Strong” by Rosalia Torres-Weiner

Where Are We in CLT? | June 15, 2020

We would like to put in a formal request for a mural to be painted on every street in Charlotte. Life just seems a little better with colorful roadways, don’t you agree? Charlotte artivist (artist + activist) Rosalia Torres-Weiner of Red Calaca Studi… read more »




Mecklenburg Investment Company Building

Where Are We in CLT? | June 7, 2020

Built in 1922, the Mecklenburg Investment Company (MIC) Building is one of the last remaining buildings in Charlotte’s historic Brooklyn neighborhood. Brooklyn was a predominantly black community that existed as a “town within a town” in Charlotte’s… read more »




Thad Tate Statue

Where Are We in CLT? | March 26, 2020

In times like these, we need examples of courage and leadership more than ever. Thad Tate, one of Charlotte’s earliest and most influential African American businessmen, checks both of those boxes. He was a leader in the community who owned and opera… read more »




16th Street Bridge Mural

Where Are We in CLT? | June 3, 2020

“Love is the bridge between you and everything else.” Love is going to be an important factor over the coming days, weeks, months, and years as our country attempts to heal and create effective widespread change. We can do this, but we need to do it… read more »




The Gateway and Century Buildings

Where Are We in CLT? | May 30, 2020

The Queen City recently overcame San Fransisco as the 15th largest city in the United States, with no signs of slowing down. With more people comes newer and bigger buildings. The landscape of our city is changing on a daily basis as we continue to e… read more »




“Inner World” Mural by GLeo

Where Are We in CLT? | May 26, 2020

Last week, we shared a photo of a giant shoe that was once the base of a float in Charlotte’s award-winning Thanksgiving Day parade. We gave you a clue to where you could find it — near the mural on the North side of the Hal Marshal Annex — BUT we… read more »