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.
McColl Center is excited to host BIG INK!
Friday, September 15, 2023
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
These artists, as a practice, collaborate with other artists and a community to create their work. They question notions and conceptions of duality.
Saturday, September 23
Create a steel wire sculpture with artist Jessie Avant Smith
Monday, September 25
Gain the skill to clearly articulate your intent and goals when applying for residencies.
Saturday, September 30
This introductory workshop will teach you the basics of mold making.
Saturday, October 7 - Sunday, October 8, 2023
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
In this Teen Master Class, students ages 13-16 will explore the art of gelatin monoprinting with Charlotte artist Laurie Smithwick.
Saturday, October 14
This workshop will be an exploration of the traditional metalsmithing techniques of forging, shaping, and texturing through the creation of copper bracelets.
Press + News
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.
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.
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 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.