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A hub for creativity

McColl Center is a nationally acclaimed artist residency and contemporary arts hub in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. We are where artists and people who care about them converge, connect, and thrive. As a hub for creativity and a catalyst for growth, McColl Center is committed to putting artists first, supporting them throughout their careers with subsidized artist studios, access to modern equipment and tools, entrepreneurship programs, and 5,000 SF of gallery space to exhibit and sell work.


Current Exhibitions

Friday, September 15, 2023
Dwell, Pause for Thought: Investigating the Process of Printmaking

Printmaking is a vehicle for capturing the essence of our surroundings. This exhibition evokes a profound sense of pause.

Friday, September 15 - Friday, December 15, 2023
Coming Together is the Beginning

These artists, as a practice, collaborate with other artists and a community to create their work. They question notions and conceptions of duality.

Upcoming Programs + Events

Saturday, September 23
Intro to Metals: Small Steel Sculpture with Jessie Avant Smith

Create a steel wire sculpture with artist Jessie Avant Smith

Monday, September 25
Artist Entrepreneurship: Artist Statement 101 with Jonell Logan

Gain the skill to clearly articulate your intent and goals when applying for residencies.

Saturday, September 30
Mold Making 101 with Reynolds Advanced Materials

This introductory workshop will teach you the basics of mold making.

Saturday, October 7 - Sunday, October 8, 2023
Heads Will Roll: Paper Mache Workshop with Taylor Lee

In this multi-day workshop, Taylor Lee will lead you through their process of creating a paper mâché head mask from start to finish, including creating the structure so it can be worn and painting the surface.

Saturday, October 7
Teen Master Class: Gelatin Printing with Laurie Smithwick

In this Teen Master Class, students ages 13-16 will explore the art of gelatin monoprinting with Charlotte artist Laurie Smithwick.

Saturday, October 14
Intro to Jewelry: Forged Copper Bracelets with Jason Stein

This workshop will be an exploration of the traditional metalsmithing techniques of forging, shaping, and texturing through the creation of copper bracelets.

Press + News

McColl Center Updates
McColl Center Awarded Prestigious Grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

The McColl Center is thrilled to announce its selection as a 2023 Spring Grantee by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. This prestigious recognition includes a multi-year grant totaling $100,000, which will provide vital support to McColl Center's artist-in-residence programs.

McColl Center Updates
We Celebrate Our Very Own! Alli Celebron-Brown, President & CEO of McColl Center, Awarded the Charlotte Ledger's 40 Over 40

McColl Center is thrilled to announce that Alli Celebron-Brown, our esteemed President + CEO, has been honored with one of The Charlotte Ledger's prestigious 40 Over 40 awards, presented by U.S. Bank.

Recent News
2023 Benefit Art Auction May 5-12

McColl Center announced May 5-12 as the dates for its 2023 Benefit Art Auction, a unique event that unites local and alumni artists to help support artist-led and inspired programming at McColl Center through the sale of artwork.

McColl Center Updates
McColl Center Studio Artist Taylor Lee Nicholson launching “trash renaissance” with YARD SALE at SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2023

McColl Center announced that YARD SALE, an exhibition by McColl Center Studio Artist Taylor Lee Nicholson, will open from February 15-19 as a part of the 2023 SPRING/BREAK Art Show in Los Angeles.