Studio Party

Saturday February 25, 2017

FIND YOUR GROOVE at our Annual Party and Contemporary Art Sale

Exhibition on view


Through March 25, 2017

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

Find your groove at our annual party + contemporary art sale

Feb 25, 7-11 PM

Annual party + contemporary art sale

New Frequencies at McColl Center / Music

Mar 2, 8 PM

New Frequencies at McColl Center / Music

Open Studio Saturday
Art, ideas, and hands-on activities for everyone

Mar 11, 12-4 PM

Art, ideas, and hands-on activities for everyone


Community Engagement
Talking About Race + Power: Resources for Children and Adults

The exhibition "The World is a Mirror of My Freedom" addresses issues that adults might find difficult to discuss with children, or even other adults. Here are some resources to help jumpstart challenging conversations about race and power.

At The Center
Interview with Marcus Kiser + Jason Woodberry

Affiliate Artists Marcus Kiser and Jason Woodberry talk about their art residency and exhibition at McColl Center, influences, creative evolution, and the relevance of their work today.

In the News
McColl Center Awarded ArtPlace America’s 2016 National Creative Placemaking Fund Grant

ArtPlace America announced that McColl Center for Art + Innovation was awarded $350,000 for the project, A Tale of Two Cities: McColl Center + the North Tryon Corridor, through its National Creative Placemaking Fund in 2016.

At The Center
Listen: Mark Steven Greenfield on “The Charlotte Observer”

Artist-in-Residence Mark Steven Greenfield got to know Charlotte in a very real way during his Fall 2016 residency here at McColl Center.

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.

“The Charlotte Chamber's staff retreat, hosted and led by the Innovation Institute, provided an excellent opportunity for our team to interact and strengthen working relationships. Even more importantly, we left with solid ideas to implement and proce...” » Read More

Bob Morgan,
Charlotte Chamber