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

We Are the Storm
Third Floor Gallery

Exhibition
Sep 14 — May 5

Third Floor Gallery

Transitory Emplacements
Exhibition | First floor

Exhibition
Jan 25 — May 5

First floor


Blog

At The Center
ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS

In 2016, African Americans represented 44% of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States. ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS features seven new and innovative short videos prioritizing Black narratives within the ongoing AIDS pandemic.

Artists at Work
Leah Rosenberg and the Colors of Charlotte

“The point is to be immersed in this color.”

Artists at Work
Zoë Charlton: Exploratory Time

McColl Center artist-in-residence Zoë Charlton harnesses the energy of time and place to create.

At The Center
Day Without Art 2017

McColl Center observes the international day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis.


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 Innovation Institute increased our comfort with disruptive change and allowed us to view issues from multiple perspectives. We experienced the artist’s need to pivot and change during the creative process. ‘Pivot’ is now a daily part of ...” » Read More

Debra Plousha Moore,
Carolinas HealthCare System