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.



Where Are We In CLT? “Being”/“Man Mold”

Exploring Charlotte, Where Are We in CLT? | March 2, 2021

Public art is everywhere in Charlotte. And, not even COVID-19 seems to be slowing it down. In fact, nine new pieces of public art have been unveiled since July 2020 with much more underway. It’s not hard to learn about recent entries into the public… read more »




Where Are We In CLT? Canine Café Charlotte

Exploring Charlotte, Where Are We in CLT? | February 23, 2021

Sit. Stay. Now, run. This Tuesday, Feb. 23 was International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day. (But, you dog lovers probably already knew that.) One of our favorite spots to gather provisions for the occasion is Canine Café Charlotte, a fixture in South… read more »




Where Are We In CLT? 7th Street Station Interactive Art

Exploring Charlotte, Where Are We in CLT? | February 16, 2021

When you head uptown, you expect the skyscrapers to impress you. But, you don’t expect them to sing to you. Yet, that’s exactly what the 7th Street Station parking garage does. When the deck opened in 1998, the team behind it wanted to add a little w… read more »




Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff

Exploring Charlotte, Where Are We in CLT? | February 9, 2021

Both professional artists and weekend painters following Bob Ross’ step-by-step instructions on TV love Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff with equal fervor. Professionals have known about the Remount Road resource since it came to town in 2007. A lot of beginner… read more »




Lead With Love Billboard

CLT Creatives, Where Are We in CLT? | February 3, 2021

When you believe in a message, you may share some words on social media or put a small bumper sticker on your car. When you REALLY believe in a message, you put those words on the biggest billboard you can find and you make sure everyone sees. And th… read more »




Where Are We In CLT? Ballantyne Bulls

Exploring Charlotte, Where Are We in CLT? | January 20, 2021

It’s been said that Ballantyne is boring. Okay, okay. We’ve said it. But, that was harsh and a load of bulls … well, wait. We’re getting ahead of ourselves. Ballantyne is home to some of Charlotte’s most playful examples of public art — the three Ba… read more »




Where Are We In CLT? Ovens Auditorium

Exploring Charlotte, Where Are We in CLT? | January 6, 2021

“Charlotte will grow with these buildings, and grow into them.”   Charlottean David Ovens led the committee that built the original Charlotte Coliseum and the auditorium that still bears his name on Independence Blvd. He shared the words above with t… read more »




Where Are We in CLT? Sankofa Mural

Creative News, Where Are We in CLT? | December 30, 2020

The Biscuit doesn’t have a “Man/Woman of the Year” award. But if we did, Ricky Singh would be a top contender. As one of the founders of the Charlotte Lab School, Singh is no stranger to the creative scene. But, in the wake of a shooting along Beatti… read more »




Where Are We in CLT: Anderson’s

Exploring Charlotte, O.G. CLT, Where Are We in CLT? | December 16, 2020

The restaurant may have closed in 2006, but the sign is still up. More importantly, the pies are still being baked.  The three Anderson brothers opened Anderson’s (originally called Mercury Sandwich Shop) in 1946 across from Presbyterian Hospital at… read more »




Herrin Bros. Coal & Ice

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers, Where Are We in CLT? | December 10, 2020

You’ve been to NoDa. You know the murals, the artist trash cans, the Neighborhood Theatre, the Evening Muse, Salud and so much more. But, have you taken a left on 36th Street to see one of the coolest old signs in Charlotte?  On the right, just beyon… read more »




Shotgun Houses on 7th Street

Where Are We in CLT? | December 3, 2020

Huddled together behind the former AME Zion Church on 7th Street are two little houses with a big Charlotte history … and, hopefully, a new life to come. According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission, these two homes were most… read more »




Where Are We in CLT? “Man Feeding Poor Man”

CLT Creatives, Where Are We in CLT? | November 24, 2020

Over the past few years, Uptown Charlotte has become a hotbed of mural art, thanks to artists from Talking Walls and many others. In fact, TWO new murals have been painted the 7th Street side of Duckworth’s and Spirit Square (across from Victoria Yar… read more »




Georgie Nakima’s New Mural at East Town Market

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, Where Are We in CLT? | November 19, 2020

It may seem like murals pop-up overnight, but they require a great deal of time, planning and patience. They also contain a great deal of secret wonder. Much of the base work artists use to establish the mural is covered up by the final product. If y… read more »




Where Are We in CLT? Santé

Exploring Charlotte, Where Are We in CLT? | November 12, 2020

If you feel like someone’s watching you the next time you head uptown via Providence Road, there’s a good reason. Someone is.  Not “someone,” exactly. More like “something.” This summer, Charlotte artist Matthew Steele installed “Santé,” a large wall… read more »




The Hope Tank

CLT Nonprofits, Where Are We in CLT? | November 5, 2020

Where Are We in CLT? Okay. This one is a bit of a cheat. In the case of the Hope Tank, the question is more “Where ISN’T it?” than where it is. You’ll find the Tank exactly where it’s needed, where Charlotte’s homeless are living.  After more than a… read more »




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 »