Fall Opening

Thursday, September 30, 2021
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Free admission

Celebrate the convergence of a new residency season and McColl Center’s renewed direction to put artists first with a party on our front lawn that kicks off our fresh new look! Meet the fall 2021 artists-in-residence with live music and a cash bar, and venture inside to see the exhibition on three floors. Then, on the ground floor, you’ll find a special pop-up show featuring participating artists from the Artist Studios at McColl Center. 

Party will be held on the front lawn. All visitors are required to wear masks inside the building and observe physical distancing protocols in order to protect your health and safety and that of our artists, volunteers, and staff. 

Meet the fall 2021 artists-in-residence

Welcome William CaballeroRenluka MaharajKen West, and Cherrie Yu.

William Caballero
Ken West
Renluka Maharaj
Cherrie Yu

see the FALL Exhibition

Explore the fall exhibition, Sonder, featuring art by fall 2021 artists-in-residence across three floors. Sonder is curated by Jonell Logan, McColl Center’s Creative Director. 

SEE The studio artists’ POP-UP SHOW

Explore a pop-up gallery on the ground floor in the Levine Creative Hub, featuring participating studio artists.

enjoy live music + DRINKS

Celebrate with live music from DJ See Bird Go and a cash bar on the front lawn.

The residency of Renluka Maharaj and our fall exhibition are generously supported by Windgate Foundation. 

Artist Studios at McColl Center are generously supported by Windgate Foundation and Chandra and Jimmie Johnson.

How you’ll experience the Opening safely:

The health and safety of our visitors, artists, and team are our top priority. We’re asking everyone to follow these guidelines to ensure your visit is safe and enjoyable.

  • Face masks must be worn at all times inside the building. 
  • Physical distancing is required between you and other guests (not including those in your own party). 
  • Hand sanitizer is available at dispenser stations on each floor. 
  • Only four (4) guests are allowed in the elevator at one time. 
  • Stairwells are marked for up or down traffic only. 

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).

For exclusive previews and early access to our fall exhibition and other events, join our Igniters community at mccollcenter.org/support.