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.






Rex the Lion

Where Are We in CLT? | August 22, 2019


A ginormous lion has been prowling South Park since 2007 … and his name is “Rex.” The good news is he can’t move, probably because weighs around seven tons. According to Queens Univerity, Rex, who was sculpted by Jon Hair of Cornelius, reigns as th… read more »




Denton Burrows Mural on Central Ave

Where Are We in CLT? | August 20, 2019


Once upon a time, getting lost (or just wandering around) in Charlotte wasn’t that much fun. These days, thanks to the unstoppable work of gifted muralists, there’s a visual treasure to find around almost every corner — like this mural from Denton B… read more »




VisArt Video

Where Are We in CLT? | August 15, 2019


WHERE ARE WE IN CLT? On #NationalRelaxationDay (Aug. 15) … and we can’t think of a better way to spend it than renting a movie from VisArt Video and hunkering down on the couch. VisArt — located in the Eastway Crossing Shopping Center — is a plac… read more »




Dupp & Swat

Where Are We in CLT? | August 13, 2019


WHERE ARE WE IN CLT? There are lots of reasons to find your way to Camp North End, but one of our faves is to drop in and check out the new mural by Charlotte artist & UNCC professor, John Hairston, Jr., at Dupp & Swat. Along the way, owners Davita… read more »




Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find

Where Are We in CLT? | August 13, 2019


Last Friday, we featured a self-portrait of Charlotte artist, Dustin Harbin. So, we visit Spider-Man & Doc Ock engaged in an epic battle inside Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find, where Dustin used to work. Charlotte’s friendly neighborhood comic shop was fi… read more »




Free Range Brewing

Where Are We in CLT? | August 9, 2019


All the great artists do it … hiding a self-portrait inside a masterwork. And, Charlotte’s no exception. If you’ve dropped by Free Range Brewing on North Davidson Street for a cold craft beer and a few laughs with friends, you’ve seen the incredibl… read more »




Charlotte Pipe & Foundry

Where Are We in CLT? | August 7, 2019


If you’re like us, you’ve driven past the entry monument in front of Charlotte Pipe & Foundry on Morehead Street a million times and wondered, “What is in that gigantic pipe?” Well, we stopped wondering and pulled over to see. After all, Charlotte Pi… read more »




The Pillar of Dreams

Where Are We in CLT? | August 6, 2019


Standing there like it grew out of the earth in front of the new Mecklenburg County Social Services building off Freedom Drive, you’ll find the “Pillars of Dreams” by artist Marc Fornes. Installed earlier this year, this is Fornes’ second sculpture i… read more »




Sedgefield Totem

Where Are We in CLT? | August 1, 2019


WHERE ARE WE IN CLT? The “Sedgefield Totem” cheerfully greets guests to the Sedgefield Campus of Dilowrth Elementary on Hartford Avenue. It was created by artist Paula Smith and erected in 2016 as part of the “Neighborhoods in Creative pARTnership” i… read more »




Smokey Contraband

Where Are We in CLT? | July 24, 2019


At the SE corner of Matheson Ave. and N. Tryon St. (not far from NoDa Brewing), there’s an abandoned lot that used to be a gas station. On a large blue pole, Smokey Contraband has put up a kick ass installation of Smokey holding, let’s just say, a fi… read more »




Le’s Sandwiches & Cafe

Where Are We in CLT? | July 23, 2019


Le’s Sandwiches & Cafe has been serving up mouth-watering Banh Mi to Charlotte since 2004. As you can see from the photo above, Beard Award-winning baker Chef Peter Reinhart is enjoying Le’s creation. And you can, too — if you’re up for the culinary… read more »




Community Matters Cafe

Where Are We in CLT? | July 22, 2019


If you happen to pop into Community Matters Café during the workweek, don’t be surprised if you find Matt, Tim or other members of The Biscuit team hunkered down for some great grub, rich coffee, and prolific creative output. We love working here, me… read more »




JCSU’s Biddle Hall

Where Are We in CLT? | July 16, 2019


WHERE ARE WE IN CLT? Last Friday, CreativeMornings/Charlotte had the privilege of holding the event in historic Biddle Memorial Hall on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte’s only HCBU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). B… read more »




Standing on the Sun

Where Are We in CLT? | July 11, 2019


Where are we in CLT? we’ll give you a hint … it’s a stone’s throw from a Not Just Coffee-Atherton. This Queen City exploration is powered by OrthoCarolina.




EastSide Local

Where Are We in CLT? | July 11, 2019


WHERE ARE WE IN CLT? We love hitting up EastSide Local Eatery off Eastway Drive for a  cup of coffee and a smorgasbord of vegan temptations. The courtyard is a great place for live music, an intimate meetup or an outside work session. It’s also a gro… read more »




Secret TARDIS

Where Are We in CLT? | July 10, 2019


Where are we in CLT? Well, perhaps we should add, WHEN are we in CLT, too? We love finding small, community library boxes all over the Queen City, but this loving tribute to Doctor Who’s TARDIS just warms our nerdy souls. If you’re visiting Rhino Mar… read more »