Studio Party 15


Saturday, April 18 from 7–10 PM

short films by GUY MADDIN


Friday, march 27 from 8–10 PM



Wednesday, April 22 from 8–10 PM

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.


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

New Frequencies: Guy Maddin
Inspired Lunacy - Short Films by Guy Maddin

Mar 27, 8–10 PM

Inspired Lunacy - Short Films by Guy Maddin

Taproot Incubator

Apr 11, 7:30–10 PM

Artists from various disciplines show up, share work, and get feedback from the crowd.

Artist Talk at Sensoria Festival

Apr 15, 2–3:30 PM

CPCC will host current McColl Center for Art + Innovation residents for an artist-to-artist lecture, in which each artist speaks briefly about their own practice.


Innovation Institute
10 Tips From Artists To Develop Your Creativity

Everyone is creative. Here are 10 tips on how to be more so in business, life, and beyond.

At The Center
New Frequencies in Jazz + Film at McColl Center

We kicked off our 2015 New Frequencies at McColl Center program with sold out, blistering performances!

At The Center
Inspiration by Dignicraft

“What inspires us is human dignity, social justice, and the artisanal way of creation.”

Community Engagement
Building Connections Between Artists and Communities

McColl Center for Art + Innovation is vital in supporting community inspired, artist-led interventions which contribute to social and economic vitality of our community. The emerging field is creative placemaking and no one is a bigger champion of this critical work than our very own Lisa Hoffman.

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.

“Leading a team of geographically dispersed professionals who are continuously seeking innovative solutions for their customers, the Innovation Institute experience personally engaged myself and our team in the process and importance of creative coll...” » Read More

Bob Bertges,
Wells Fargo Corporate Real Estate