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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, January 20 - Sunday, April 16, 2023

Winter/Spring Artist-in-Residence exhibition featuring the work of Zuzanna Dyrda, Shanequa Gay, Will Jenkins and Tadeo Muleiro.

Friday, January 20 - Sunday, April 16, 2023

An exhibition featuring the work of Studio at McColl Center artists. Curated by Emily Berger

Upcoming Programs + Events

Thursday, February 2, 2023
Artist Talk: A Conversation with the Winter/Spring Artists-in-Residence

Join our current Artists-in-Residence for a conversation about their practice and the Mythos exhibition.

Friday, February 17 - Sunday, February 19, 2023
Screenprinting onto Encaustic and Acrylic with Jeffrey Hirst

Join Chicago-based printmaker Jeffrey Hirst for this Screenprinting onto Encaustic and Acrylic workshop. This three-day intensive will cover the unique process of screenprinting pigment sticks, tinted gesso, and screenprinting inks below, into and onto encaustic and acrylic surfaces.

Saturday, February 18 - Saturday, February 25, 2023
Woodworking Essential Skills & Equipment

Get an introduction to woodworking or build on your skills. Each attendee will construct a sturdy, braced panel or box case.

Every Tuesday

Join us for Draw McColl Center, a weekly drop-in figure drawing program facilitated by Felicia van Bork and Chalice Meikle.

Other Press + News

Recent News
McColl Center Awarded Grant by National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) from 2023 Grants for Arts Project program

Charlotte, NC – McColl Center is pleased to announce it has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to receive a Grants for Arts Projects award of $20,000 to support the participation of four artists who are also educators and/or caregivers as Summer 2023 McColl Center Artists-in-Residence.

Artist News
Space at McColl Center is a Dream Realized for Emily Núñez

Read about the newest studio artist in partnership with Charlotte Is Creative.