Creative News

Want to stay in-the-know with news about the immense creativity happening throughout Charlotte, and the people behind it all? You’re in the right place. Our team of writers, videographers, photographers, illustrators and podcasters are committed to clogging your arteries with Queen City creative news, rich profiles and a heaping helping of humor. Dig in!

NERD ALERT! “Intelligent Nightlife” Series Coming to Charlotte Stages

Stages managed by Blumenthal Performing Arts rarely go unused, but there are odd times they can be quiet. And, there’s nothing lonelier than an empty stage. No worries, though. The Blumenthal team has… read more »


Creative Challenge – Send Us A Postcard

On Wednesday, our pal Ely Portillo (formerly of The Charlotte Observer and now the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute) tweeted about the research he was doing into vintage Charlotte postcards. Never short… read more »



Creative Happenings – Let’s Dance and Buy Art

It’s that time again… time to fill up those calendars! Here are three essential events that will bring you joy this weekend and beyond. They’ve got art! They’ve got dancing! They’ve got world class… read more »



People of Charlotte: Code Ninjas Helps Youth Program their Future

This is a portion of a story that was originally published by our content partner, People of Charlotte. Click here to read the entire interview. People of Charlotte, please meet Anjali Dighe. She and… read more »


5 Ridiculous Questions with Diane Restaino

Diane Restaino President/Founder, Joedance Film Festival Cancel whatever plans you have for tonight — we know where the cool kids will be. Tonight (Nov. 8), Joedance Film Festival is showcasing three… read more »



Today is the Day… Go Vote!

You made it. Today’s the day. If you’ve voted early, kick back and watch the results. If not, stop reading and start voting. Much has been made of the 1/4 cent sales tax increase that’s designated to… read more »



Creative News – Helping Nonprofits Make Their Mark

Make a Mark Announces Its Class of 2019 Make a Mark, a 12-hour design and development marathon pairing volunteer creatives with local humanitarian causes, has selected 15 organizations for its Nov. 9… read more »


Creative News – SEED20, Surprise Mural & On The Table

Photo Credit: SEED20 Time is Running Out to Plant Your SEED If you’re planning on applying to be a member of the SEED20 Class of 2020, you better get on it. Applications are due on 10/31 to be part of… read more »



Creative News – We’re Talking Walls, Signs, Bracelets & 980Fest

Park Terrace Sign Restored  We recently reported that the Park Terrace sign had been removed for restoration. We’re excited to say that it’s back up at the AMC theater in Park Road Shopping Center and… read more »



5 Ridiculous Questions with Lindsey Crisp

At Not Just Coffee Jay Street last Friday night, native Charlottean (That’s right! They exist!) Lindsey Crisp reigned supreme. She won the inaugural night of bouts from Southern Ladies Arm-Wrestling L… read more »