ON EXHIBITION: September 18, 2015 – January 2, 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

Workshop with Caroline Rust
McColl + Response: Interpretive Expressionistic Portrait

Sep 10, 6–8 PM

McColl + Response: Interpretive Expressionistic Portrait

Open Studio Saturday
Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

Sep 12, 12-4 PM

Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

Artist Talk
McColl + Response Event

Sep 17, 6–8 PM

McColl + Response Event


In the News
Thanks, Obama

President Barack Obama announces intent to appoint Lisa Hoffman, Associate Director of McColl Center for Art + Innovation, to national advisory board.

In the News
Down And Dirty with Matthew Steele

2012 Alumnus Artist-in-Residence Matthew Steele explores a new medium, new dimensions, and the boundaries of traditional gallery spaces.

At The Center
From McColl Center to Dismaland

2011 Alumnus UNC Charlotte Artist-in-Residence Michael Beitz participates in the bold new art installation Dismaland.

Innovation Institute
Cultivating A Creative Mindset

Creativity and innovation are widely regarded as the most critical ingredients for increased performance, productivity, and profit.

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