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

College Night
Hip-hop, a food surprise, cash bar, and art

Sep 28, 6–9 p.m.

Hip-hop, live DJ, a food surprise, cash bar, and art

Portrait Photography Workshop
3-day workshop led by artist-in-residence Nelson Morales

Sep 30, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

3-day workshop led by artist-in-residence Nelson Morales

Suzanne Fetscher’s Farewell Party

Oct 7, 7–10 p.m.

Celebrate with us!


At The Center
Suzanne Fetscher Bids Farewell

"With a full and grateful heart, I write my farewell to everyone at McColl Center."

At The Center
6 Artists Every Charlottean Should Meet

Six new artists-in-residence arrive at McColl Center at the end of August for the fall 2017 residency season.

At The Center
Banner Poems: “Betwixt” by John W. Love, Jr.

“It’s about the in-between spaces.”

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