exhibition on view

April 14 - May 27, 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

Ken Vandermark & Nate Wooley Duo
New Frequencies at McColl Center / Music

May 12, 8 PM

New Frequencies at McColl Center / Music

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Unique Perspectives on Our Collective Human Experience

Apr 14 — May 27

Exhibition featuring artists Dustin Farnsworth, Joyce J. Scott, and Mary Tuma


Community Engagement
Transforming Our Community with Art: Affiliate Artist Scott Gardner

Scott Gardner wraps up his nine-month residency here at McColl Center in May, leaving a legacy of empathy, and underscoring the power of art to unify and exact change in the broader community.

At The Center
Drops of Improvisation: Mac McCaughan, Mary Lattimore, and New Rain Duets

Mac McCaughan on his collaborative musical improvisation project with Mary Lattimore called New Rain Duets, which premieres during New Frequencies at McColl Center.

At The Center
Seeing the Sound of Healing: Artist-in-Residence Rebecca Kamen

On 2017 Artist-in-Residence Rebecca Kamen's work with young brain injury patients at Levine Children’s Hospital to explore the meaning of life-altering health challenges and their impact on our lives.

At The Center
Suzanne Fetscher to Retire on September 30, 2017

After nearly two decades of leading Charlotte’s first and longest-running artist residency program, Suzanne Fetscher, Founding President and CEO of McColl Center for Art + Innovation, will retire on September 30, 2017.

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