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McColl Center
for Art + Innovation

A nationally acclaimed contemporary art center dedicated to connecting art and artists with the community.

Located in a historic, neo-Gothic church in Uptown Charlotte, the Center houses nine artist studios and over 5,000 square feet of Gallery space. We welcome the public to explore our exhibitions and connect with artists through various programs including open studios, community engagement initiatives, workshops and more.



Innovation

The Center takes an active role in presenting contemporary art and the creative process as a road to open dialogue and innovative thinking. The Innovation Institute is a program designed to extend our mission as a catalyst for change by growing capacity, both for individuals and organizations.

All of the Innovation Institute’s programs are built using a similar framework and operate under the belief that creativity is not some mystical power that has been bestowed upon a select few. Rather, it’s a muscle that everyone has and a skill that anyone can strengthen and apply.



Upcoming Exhibitions + Events

Workshop with Caroline Rust
McColl + Response: Interpretive Expressionistic Portrait

Event
Sep 10, 6–8 PM

McColl + Response: Interpretive Expressionistic Portrait

Open Studio Saturday
Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

Event
Sep 12, 12-4 PM

Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

Artist Talk
McColl + Response Event

Event
Sep 17, 6–8 PM

McColl + Response Event


Blog

At The Center
From McColl Center to Dismaland

2011 Alumnus UNC Charlotte Artist-in-Residence Michael Beitz participates in the bold new art installation Dismaland.

Innovation Institute
Cultivating A Creative Mindset

Creativity and innovation are widely regarded as the most critical ingredients for increased performance, productivity, and profit.

At The Center
Fluid Paths, Souls, and Creative Blocks: The Art of Felicia van Bork

2005/2011 Alumna Affiliate Artist Felicia van Bork creates art that moves viewers, inspires students, and draws fellow artists to her like moths to a softly flickering flame.

At The Center
Bending Steel: The Art of Matt Horick

2015 Summer Affiliate Artist Matt Horick creates beautifully stunning sculptures that defy balance and form.


Rent McColl Center for art + Innovation

McColl Center for Art + Innovation is located in one of the most unique and exciting buildings in uptown Charlotte and available for rent for ceremonies, receptions, special events, meetings, workshops, and as a photography location. Our historic neo-Gothic church will impress guests and participants with its stature and convenience.


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Bob Morgan,
Charlotte Chamber