Open House

Thursday, June 6, 2019
6:00–9:00 p.m.

You are invited to a welcoming party for McColl Center’s summer artists-in-residence and the summer exhibition’s opening reception. Expect art everywhere, a beer and wine bar, DJ Bo White, participatory art installations, and free admission. McColl Center members receive complimentary bubbles, exclusives, and access to the Member Lounge. Become a member at

Summer 2019 Artists-In-Residence:
Chris Clamp, Troy Dugas, Carmen Neely, Lauren Rosenthal McManus, s/n (featuring Jennida Chase and Hassan Pitts), and Gregory Thielker

New Works / Alumni Three featuring Hollis Hammonds, John W. Love Jr., and Susannah Mira; curated by Marisa J. Pascucci

On View in Studio 221:
Works by select alumni artists featuring Endia Beal (2015), Raymond Grubb (2003), and Ben Premeaux (2011).

During their summer 2015 art residency, TAPROOT began the development of Dinner Bell: a field guide to impolite southern dinner conversation. This work explores what it means to be Southern and was developed in part through a collaboration with Breathing Art Company, a dance company from Southern Italy. TAPROOT will greet you in costume to perform new ideas for the work, with interactive pop-up scores around the building.

How to get here and where to park
We’re at 721 N. Tryon St. in Uptown Charlotte. Plenty of free parking is available on N. Tryon St. after 6:00 p.m. and in the lot at the corner of W. 10th St. and N. Church St. (behind Charlotte Ballet).

Accessible Entrance
Our accessible entrance is located at the end of the ramp at the rear of our building. If you’re visiting from the N. Church Street side of our campus and our gate is closed, pull into the driveway and call 704-332-5535 to speak to the attendant at our welcome desk. They will come down and open the gate (which we keep closed for security purposes) in a few minutes. If you’re visiting from the N. Tryon Street side, proceed towards the building, then follow the paved pathway to the left along the side of the building. (Our building will be on your right as you proceed towards the ramp.) When you reach the end of the ramp, the entrance will be on your right. Near the door and bay door will be a call box. Press the call button to speak with the attendant at our welcome desk. They will unlock the door for you remotely. Proceed through our sculpture studio and into our building until you see the elevator on your right. Proceed to our welcome desk on the first floor to check in with our attendant.