The Contemporaries offer creative opportunities for individuals, 40-years-old and younger, 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.

Membership in the Contemporaries is only $75 and includes a $50 donation to the Center. A couples membership for individuals living in the same household is $130 and includes a $100 donation to the Center. The entire gift is tax deductible, comes with donor benefits, and helps to support contemporary art and artists in our community.

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To learn more about the Contemporaries, contact Joe Rux at or 704.944.8218.

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The McColl Center for Art + Innovation relies on the generosity of others who are dedicated to supporting artists regionally, nationally and internationally and promoting contemporary art. Learn more about how you can help advance community through the creative process.