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

Sam Van Aken: The Open Orchard
Exhibition | First-floor gallery

Jun 7 — Aug 25

Exhibition | First-floor gallery

Mixed Media Magic Mountains
Art workshop led by alumna artist Sharon Dowell

Sep 6, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Artist-led Workshop


Sep 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.


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?"

Artists at Work
Creative Risk-taking with Kevin Hogan

Freedom, exploration, experimentation, and the value of risk are key themes in the studio practice of Asheville-based alumnus artist Kevin Hogan.

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.