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.

Upcoming Exhibitions + Events

The Outcome
Celebrate Creativity

Nov 29, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Celebrate Creativity

Introduction to Paper Clay
Art workshop led by alumnus artist Tom Thoune

Nov 15, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Artist-led Workshop

Stimulus: Connections
Safe and Sacred Grounds

Dec 6, 6:30-8:00 p.m.


At McColl Center
5 Artists Every Charlottean Needs to Know

Five artists-in-residence arrive at McColl Center in August for the fall 2018 residency season.

At McColl Center
7 Artists Every Charlottean Should Meet This Summer

Seven artists-in-residence arrive at McColl Center in June for the summer 2018 residency season.

Artists at Work
When Neighbor is a Verb

Artist Marion Wilson creates a “social sculpture” in the heart of North Tryon to help the rapidly-growing city of Charlotte keep its priorities in check.

Artists at Work
Julio Gonzalez: What If?

“I wonder what if. I think, how big can I make it? How small? How hard can I throw it against the wall?"

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.