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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.

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Current Exhibitions

Friday, September 15, 2023
Dwell, Pause for Thought

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.

Thursday, December 28 - Sunday, January 7, 2024
A Grimm Tale

Follow Doris Kapner as she summons the original stories of brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm through her singular ceramics and prints.

Upcoming Programs + Events

Saturday, December 9
The White Dress Museum: A Workshop with Jaki Shelton Green and Monique Luck

The White Dress Museum will focus on collage and writing prompts that invite participants to explore social, political, sexual and cultural narratives at the intersection of female body politics.

Thursday, December 14
Live Performance: Collective Solitude with May Parlar

Join us in an evening of artmaking through performance, as a collaboration between Artist-in-Residence May Parlar and dancers from UNCC.

Saturday, December 16
Aesthetics of Accumulation Workshop with Sarah Elizabeth Cornejo

Participants in the workshop will explore the significance and charged nature of found objects as well as explore the process of using multiples of an object to create mass and form.

Monday, January 8 - Monday, February 12, 2024
Artist Studio Series: Painting + Drawing with Samantha Kasubaski Rosado

This dynamic class will help students take risks and find their voice while also learning the tried-and-true techniques that develop skill.

Friday, February 9 - Sunday, February 11, 2024
Monotype Printing: Painterly Prints with Jeffrey Hirst

Using Akua inks we will focus on making monotypes that focus on the painterly processes. The prints will be made using an etching press and we will cover how to use the press and press safety.

Saturday, February 10
Kintsugi Experience: Mending Broken Hearts with Eva Crawford

Based on the philosophy and ancient practice of the Japanese art of mending broken vessels with gold, Eva Crawford will lead you through a modernized and therapeutic Kintsugi technique of mending ceramic hearts.

Press + News

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.