Opening Reception: Friday, May 15, 6–9 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

Taproot + Breathing Art Company

Jul 2 — Jul 3

Summer 2015 Affiliate Artists Taproot collaborate with Italian dance company Breathing Art Company for two performances

Open Studio Saturday

Jul 11, Noon–4 PM

You’re invited to experience what makes McColl Center the vibrant contemporary art center that it is by joining us for Open Studio Saturday.

Watercolor with Charles Williams
McColl + Response Summer Workshop Series

Jul 16, 6–8 PM

McColl + Response Summer Workshop Series


Innovation Institute
Creative Thinking As Business As Usual

When creative thinking becomes business as usual, creative potential soars and new ideas become the norm.

At The Center
The Deep End of Fear

Summer 2015 Affiliate Artist Charles Williams explores the concept of fear through his paintings.

Artists Are Catalysts for Change

McColl Center for Art + Innovation’s Artists-in-Residence are making an impact in Charlotte and beyond.

At The Center
An Afro in the Office

Endia Beal explores the relationship between corporate America and African American women through hair and images.

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