General Membership Program

Emerging - $50

  • Discounted tickets for workshops, ticketed happenings, and special programming.
  • Discounted member pricing for our biggest events, Studio Party and Palate to Palette.
  • Receive our seasonal brochure and weekly e-newsletter of events, blog posts, and exhibitions.

Trailblazer - $100

Includes all Emerging level benefits, plus:

  • Good for two people in the same household.
  • Receive invitations to special members-only tours of each exhibition.

Breakthrough - $250

Includes all Trailblazer level benefits, plus:

  • Two drink tickets for our Open Houses and Receptions.
  • Invitation to our annual From the Heart donor event.

Pacesetter - $500

Includes all Breakthrough level benefits, plus:

  • A guided studio tour during Open Studio Saturdays.
  • Limited edition printed note cards featuring the work of our alumni Artists-in-Residence.

For more information about these membership levels contact April Vahey, Associate of Development, at or 704-944-8234

Luminary Society: Leadership Giving Circle

Innovator - $1,000

Includes all Pacesetter level benefits, plus:

  • Preferred seating for special programs such as New Frequencies.
  • Invitations to exclusive tours and events at artists’ studios, the homes of private collectors, and/or local and regional gallery programming.

Visionary - $2,500

Includes all Innovator level benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to travel to international Biennales in places such as Cuba and Istanbul.
  • A limited edition artist print from a current or alumni Artist-in-Residence.

Medici - $5,000

Includes all Visionary level benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to intimate dinners with our President/CEO, Artists-in-Residence, and other community and business leaders.
  • Private tour of exhibitions or private programming opportunities with President/CEO, curators, and current or alumni Artists-in-Residence.

Bellwether - $10,000

Includes all Medici level benefits, plus:

  • Recognition as a sponsor of an exhibition or artist-in-residence of your choice.
  • Opportunity to host a private wine salon with an Artist-in-Residence for up to 10 people.

Nexus - $25,000

Includes all Bellwether level benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to McColl Center’s National Advisory Board programming (held once a year in cities such as New York City or Los Angeles).
  • Opportunity to host a private wine salon with an Artist-in-Residence for up to 25 people at McColl Center.
  • Naming recognition commensurate with giving level and donor intent.
  • Benefits at this level may also be tailored to your requests.

For more information about Luminary Society memberships contact Katie Miller, Director of Development, at or 704-944-8240.


Enhance your membership by joining the Contemporaries! An affiliate group of McColl Center for Art and Innovation, the Contemporaries offers creative opportunities for young professionals with an intellectual curiosity about contemporary art, from novice to sophisticate, to deepen, expand and cultivate interest and knowledge through interaction with artists nurtured through the Center’s dynamic residencies and exhibitions. Add a Contemporaries membership on to your general membership at checkout.  $10 for Individual Contemporaries, $20 for Dual Contemporaries (good for two people).