shared space

A New Era: Photographs from the Bank of America Collection

September 9 – November 5, 2016

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

Recycled Paper Jewelry-Making Workshop
Led by Alumna Artist Eliana Arenas

Oct 27, 6–8 PM

Led by Alumna Artist Eliana Arenas

Shared Space: A New Era
Photographs from the Bank of America Collection

Sep 9 — Nov 5

Photographs from the Bank of America Collection

Comics Drawing + Story Workshop
Led by current Affiliate Artists Jason Woodberry + Marcus Kiser

Nov 12, 1–3 PM

Led by current Affiliate Artists Jason Woodberry + Marcus Kiser


At The Center
Are you experienced? Create an experiential space at McColl Center

As a way to deepen the McColl Center experience, we’re looking to you, our creative community, to activate the Center with an innovative participatory experience.

At The Center
Nicole J. Caruth Named New Artistic Director of McColl Center

McColl Center for Art + Innovation has named Nicole J. Caruth as its Artistic Director, effective December 1, 2016.

At The Center
Animated Visions: Exploring Lewis Klahr’s Masterpiece Sixty Six

A milestone achievement, Sixty Six is the culmination of Lewis Klahr’s work in animated collage filmmaking.

In the News
Born from the First Line: An interview with writers Samuel Ligon and Robert Lopez

“The story is always born out of and somehow resides in that first line, but there is a blind discovery in the process of putting it together because I have no idea what might happen or how it might happen, or should happen.”

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.

“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