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.



Talking Walks at ThExchange

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, Happenings, Where Are We in CLT? | October 29, 2020

If you haven’t had a reason to visit ThExchange — a mutli-building office park off of Tyvola Road — you do now. For the third year of Talking Walls, a week-long installation blitz of new murals painted by local and visiting artists, the organizers… read more »




Thomas Spratt & King Haigler on the Trail of History

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte, Where Are We in CLT? | October 22, 2020

#WhereAreWeInCLT? On the section of the Little Sugar Creek Greenway across from the Grady Cole Center and the Philip L. Van Every Culinary Arts Building on CPCC’s campus, you’ll find these two bronze figures standing together, looking out into the di… read more »




“Continuum” at the TransAmerica Square Dome

Where Are We in CLT? | October 1, 2020

It’s easy to have your head down while walking around. You may be watching your feet to ensure you don’t trip or you might have your eyes glued to your phone screen as you await the next Twitter notification that confirms that 2020 is trash. But, we… read more »




Charlotte Hornets Minor League Baseball

Where Are We in CLT? | September 24, 2020

Did you know that there were Charlotte Hornets in the Queen City as early as 1892? Charlotte’s first minor league baseball team held the name nearly 96 years before the buzz of the NBA came to the Queen City. The baseball team existed until 1973.⁣ ⁣… read more »




Charlotte Rescue Mission Rebound Center

Where Are We in CLT? | September 18, 2020

Just outside Uptown, across the street from the Panthers’ “space-age practice bubble” on Cedar Street, the Charlotte Rescue Mission is a beautiful reminder of Charlotte’s past, but it’s an incredibly active part of our present. ⁣ ⁣ From its residenti… read more »




“Public Display of Affection” in Downtown Matthews

Where Are We in CLT? | September 3, 2020

Usually, we think PDA is a little icky. (Come on people, get a room.) Especially now that we are supposed to be social distancing. (Seeing people hold hands in the produce section raises our anxiety level now.) But there is one Public Display of Affe… read more »




Home of the 90s

Where Are We in CLT? | August 27, 2020

Now this is a story all about how, one creative woman flipped her home upside down, and we’d like to take a minute, to tell you all about this starlet, and how she made a ‘90s palace in a town called Charlotte. Charlottean Jessica Jones was bit by th… read more »




Open Rice Charlotte

Where Are We in CLT? | August 18, 2020

This is approximately how many boxes are required for our carryout order at Open Rice. When everything at a restaurant is this tasty… sometimes you just gotta go with one of everything! You can find this take-out container installation in the dinin… read more »




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 »