OPEN HOUSE

JULY 25

6–9PM


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

Brown Bag: Lunch + Learn
With Jon Prichard

Event
Jul 22, 12PM — 1PM

Summer Affiliate Artist Jon Prichard will be sharing his personal journey and art-making methods with the community.

OPEN HOUSE

Exhibition
Jul 25, 6–9PM

Join us for the closing of Stayin’ Alive and check in with the Summer Affiliate Artists-in-Residence as their residencies draw to a close. Free event. Cash Bar.

Stayin' Alive
Aurora Robson

Exhibition
May 9 — Jul 26

Contemporary artist Aurora Robson has a practice that is not only graceful and poetic, but ultimately part of a long-term solution to widespread apathy and nihilism.


Blog

Innovation Institute
SAY WHAT?! WITH SHEILA MULLEN

Get to know our new Director of the Innovation Institute.

At The Center
SAY WHAT?! WITH BETSY BIRKNER

Get to know Betsy Birkner, our Windgate 11-Month Affiliate Artist, with a little Q+A.

At The Center
SAY WHAT?! WITH AUSTIN BALLARD

Get to know Austin Ballard, our Windgate 11-Month Affiliate Artist, with a little Q+A.

At The Center
SAY WHAT?! WITH ROSALIA TORRES-WEINER

Get to know Rosalia Torres-Weiner, our Summer Affiliate Artist, with a little Q+A.


Get Involved

The McColl Center for Art + Innovation relies on the generosity of others who are dedicated to supporting artists regionally, nationally and internationally and promoting contemporary art. Learn more about how you can help advance community through the creative process.


“My Innovation Institute experience helped me to think about the motivations of others and altered my management style. I gained more freedom in discussing what’s going on in my mind and not assuming people know what I’m thinking. I open the con...” » Read More

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