Parent + Educator Artists-in-Residency Summer 2025 application is open!

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. Inaugural Commissioned Artists Matthew Steele, Tom Thoune, Katrina Sanchez, Marcus Kiser. 

Upcoming Programs + Events

Thursday, June 13 - Saturday, August 10, 2024
Splinter and Seed: Function and Concept in Wood

Curated by Studio Artist Emily Berger, explores the many ways artists use wood in their practice.

Saturday, July 13
Family Day

Creative fun for the whole family!

Wednesday, July 17 - Wednesday, August 28, 2024
Artist Studio Series: Sculptural Lighting with Jessie Avant Smith

Using primarily linear steel elements, you'll have the chance to incorporate sheet metal and other materials of your choice using techniques like brazing and cold connections.

Saturday, July 20
Creative Momentum: Get Back In the Game with Michael Webster

Have you ever struggled to find the time, resources, or energy to create your artwork?

Saturday, July 27
Transformative Body Sculptures: A Workshop with Sepideh Tajalizadeh

In this workshop, you'll learn to transform old clothes into body-centric sculptures through hand sewing.

Press + News

McColl Center Updates
Unlocking Artistry: Why You Should Download Our CuratedMC App

In today's digital age, the world of art is at our fingertips. But what if I told you there's a gateway to a realm beyond what meets the eye? Welcome to CuratedMC – your key to unlocking the captivating world of the McColl Center.

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.