Arts & Culture

LGBTQ+ Guide to Charlotte

Vibrant and diverse, warm and welcoming, Charlotte’s tight-knit neighborhood communities are what make the Queen City so attractive to visitors and locals alike. Not sure where to start? Here are our recs for the city’s best in shopping, culture, nosh and nightlife. Each neighborhood is highly walkable, so grab an Uber or park the car and start exploring.

posted by Dean McCain

My Charlotte: POZA Salon

Pooran and Zahava, wives and owners of POZA Salon, share what inspired them to pursue their dream of opening an inclusive, safe space for people to come as they are, and some of their favorite things about their Queen City.

posted by Ally McCain

My Charlotte: Dammit Wesley

Multi-disciplinary artist and creative Dammit Wesley uses his work and platform to provide context and commentary on the Black experience through the lens of pop culture.

posted by Tierany Griffin

My Charlotte: Justin Fedor

Long time musician and Charlotte native Justin Fedor has always been one of the music scene’s most prominent and prolific artists. A solo performer in addition to a key member of Ancient Cities, New Familiars and Denim Denim, Fedor is a staple on stages all across Charlotte.

posted by Andy Goh

Murals that Honor Black History in Charlotte

These murals tell the stories of Charlotte’s African American history in a unique and profound way.

posted by Brittany Jenkins

15+ Black Movers & Shakers Who Have Touched Our City

The Queen City is teeming with exceptional Black talent and game changers.

posted by Jonathan McFadden

Get to Know Charlotte's Art Community

Art is often one of the best (and most creative) ways to add to your portfolio and the Queen City is home to several unique and vibrant galleries.

posted by Vanessa Infanzon

My Charlotte: Giovy Buyers

Giovy Buyers, owner of Southern Blossom Florist, talks about her love for flowers, community and the Queen City.

posted by Cassie Townsend

My Charlotte: Joe Vogelbacher

Joe Vogelbacher, co-founder of Sugar Creek Brewing, talks about the mission of bringing fresh, Belgian-inspired beers to the Carolinas and beyond.

posted by Liz Logan

A Tour of Charlotte’s Public Art

Large and small, loud and subtle, Charlotte’s public art is reflective of the city’s vibrant, diverse culture

posted by Virginia Brown

Immerse Yourself in History with KnowCLT

Want to take a deeper dive into Charlotte’s expansive history? There’s now an app for that.

posted by Jonathan McFadden

My Charlotte: Peachlady Crafts

Celia Wang, owner of Peachlady Crafts, shares how she got started creating and what she is most hopeful for in 2021.

posted by Tess Palladino