McColl Center
for Art + Innovation

A nationally acclaimed contemporary art center dedicated to connecting art and artists with the community.

Located in a historic, neo-Gothic church in Uptown Charlotte, the Center houses nine artist studios and over 5,000 square feet of Gallery space. We welcome the public to explore our exhibitions and connect with artists through various programs including open studios, community engagement initiatives, workshops and more.



Innovation

The Center takes an active role in presenting contemporary art and the creative process as a road to open dialogue and innovative thinking. The Innovation Institute is a program designed to extend our mission as a catalyst for change by growing capacity, both for individuals and organizations.

All of the Innovation Institute’s programs are built using a similar framework and operate under the belief that creativity is not some mystical power that has been bestowed upon a select few. Rather, it’s a muscle that everyone has and a skill that anyone can strengthen and apply.



Upcoming Exhibitions + Events

What's up at McColl Center this summer?

Event
Jun 1 — Aug 21

But not really an event

Member Coffee
Members-only art + coffee tours

Event
Sep 9, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Members-only art + coffee tours

Open House

Event
Sep 14, 6–9 p.m.

McColl Center comes alive with art and artists


Blog

At The Center
Banner Poems: “Betwixt” by John W. Love, Jr.

“It’s about the in-between spaces.”

At The Center
What’s up at McColl Center this summer?

TLDR: Exterior and interior building maintenance.

At The Center
Juicy Action: Artists-in-Residence Fallen Fruit

Community art projects are some of the sweetest and juiciest ways to make a controversial statement.

At The Center
Decay + Rebirth in Charlotte: Artist-in-Residence Dustin Farnsworth

The artist planned to create a work during his residency that would reflect upon Charlotte's history and architecture. What he saw instead changed everything.


Rent McColl Center for art + Innovation

McColl Center for Art + Innovation is located in one of the most unique and exciting buildings in uptown Charlotte and available for rent for ceremonies, receptions, special events, meetings, workshops, and as a photography location. Our historic neo-Gothic church will impress guests and participants with its stature and convenience.


“The Charlotte Chamber's staff retreat, hosted and led by the Innovation Institute, provided an excellent opportunity for our team to interact and strengthen working relationships. Even more importantly, we left with solid ideas to implement and proce...” » Read More

Bob Morgan,
Charlotte Chamber