Biscuit – Feb. 3
CHARLOTTE’S GOT A LOT… OF ART
Charlotte Is Creative is proud to have been engaged by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) to select and manage artists to repurpose nine 3-foot letters spelling out “CHARLOTTE.”
The CRVA originally created the letters for the President’s Cup in 2022. But, they wanted to give them new life and unveil them at the CRVA’s Partners in Tourism Awardsthe morning of Wednesday, January 25. From here, the letters will travel to CRVA events throughout the year.
In just two weeks, more than 15 artists from nine regional arts organizations worked to design and paint on each letter. They drew inspiration from the CRVA’s four key brand themes: Arts & Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Outdoor Recreation & Adventure and Culinary.
Our selected teams and artists did NOT disappoint. These organizations and artists added their own touch to each letter to represent themselves and the Charlotte region. They were paid for their work … and each organization is available for commissions.
“C” by Fulltime Funkytown – @fulltime.funkytown
“H” by OBRA Collective – @obracollective
“A” by Charlotte Art League – @charlotteartleague
“R” by ARTC Collab – @artc.collab
“L” by Tough Ass Crew – @toughasscrew
“O” (CLT crown) by BLKMRTCLT – @blkmrktclt
“T” by Namaste Artists – @namasteartistsclt
“T” by The Guild of Charlotte Artists – @guildofcharlotteartists
“E” by Creative Entrepreneurs Initiative alum, Bunny Gregory – @ug_battleofthearts
Make sure to check out these staples in our community because they are DOING THE WORK! And, thank you again, CRVA!
Watch at QC Life Interview with “King” Carla Aaron-Lopez about Her Letter
REST IN PEACE: DEBORAH TRIPLETT
It is our sad duty to report the passing of local photographer, creative catalyst, founder of Yard Art day and friend to so many, Deborah Triplett.
Three years ago this month at CreativeMornings/Charlotte, Deborah Triplett accepted a “Bolt of Inspiration” award from Charlotte Is Creative and The Savage Way for the many ways she encouraged, supported and inspired the creatives around her. To mark the occasion, Charlotte Star Room shot a special tribute film about Deborah’s journey. You can watch it by clicking the image above.
Deborah truly was a bolt of inspiration to us and to so many people in this community. We at Charlotte Is Creative will be forever grateful to have basked in the warm glow of this vibrant artist, photographer, gardener, community leader and dear friend.
Thank you, Deborah, for the many, many gifts you have left behind for us.
ONE.BAND.IS.BACK. Join Matt Olin and his merry band of musicians as they return for another four-song set at Divine Barrel Brewing Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. As always, the band has met for just one practice and one performance. The beer will be flowing and the StrudelTeig food truck for dinner. | MORE INFO
Lowe’s has re-opened its Hometowns grant program open for signature projects that make physical improvements to a community space. Grants must go to a local non-profit willing and able to execute the project. Examples of projects in Charlotte funded last year include the Forum at Hope Haven and the Do Greater Foundation’s CRTV Lab. Applications to dominate a project are due 2/20. | MORE INFO
The Charlotte Urban Design Center has opened placemaking grant applications for 2023. This is also time for new applicants (individual creatives and grassroots creative organizers) to apply for the City’s creative pool. Members of the pool receive invitations to placemaking projects funded by the City of Charlotte. Applications for both initiatives are due 3/3. | MORE INFO
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