Art thrives when artists do.

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.

Revolutionizing the Art Scene

Join us in celebrating creativity and community as we commission unique artworks, host artist studio visits, workshops, and collector talks. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or just starting your art journey, everyone is welcome. artwork credit: Matthew Steele, Tom Thoune, Katrina Sanchez, Marcus Keiser. 

Upcoming Programs + Events

Thursday, June 20
Liminal Divine, Opening Reception

This immersive exhibition features collaborative work including soundscapes, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, metalwork, live plants, photography, and videography.

Monday, June 24
Beyond the Studio: Framing For Artists With Emily Berger and Frame Warehouse Staff

Finishing and framing your art is the best way to elevate its impact and make sales.

Every Tuesday

Join us for Draw McColl Center, a weekly drop-in figure drawing program.

Saturday, July 6
Frankenstuffies with Niki Havekost

Learn how to take apart and remake new stuffed species with simple hand-sewing techniques. All sewing skill levels welcome, from beginner to advanced!

Press + News

McColl Center Updates
McColl Center Receives GuideStar Platinum Seal of Approval for 2023

The GuideStar Profile will be made publicly available by the McColl Center for the second year in a row.

McColl Center Updates
Teacher Workshop Invention & Modeling Day from the McColl Center

McColl Center and Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools joined forces to organize a Professional Development workshop for visual art teachers within the CMS district.

McColl Center Updates
McColl Center Collaborates with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Chosen schools are able to select between workshops in mixed media, photo-based processes, and printmaking.

McColl Center Updates
Introducing CuratedMC: McColl Center Unveils Innovative App Uniting Art Communities Through Technology

McColl Center proudly introduces CuratedMC, a groundbreaking virtual platform for its community. Encompassing McColl Center artists and partners, art enthusiasts, families, and the entire creative community.