McColl Center is an acclaimed artist residency and contemporary art space in Charlotte, North Carolina. We believe art thrives when artists do. This one-of-a-kind place is a source of creative inspiration, growth, and support. McColl Center is where artists and people who care about them converge, connect, and thrive. As a hub for creativity and catalyst for growth, McColl Center is committed to artists first, offering subsidized artist studios, modern equipment and tools, entrepreneurship programs, and 5,000 sq. ft. of gallery space to exhibit and sell work.
We champion contemporary artists and spark creative experiences for positive community impact.
Charlotte is nationally recognized as a vibrant creative community in which professional artists thrive.
HISTORY OF McCOLL CENTER
McColl Center was established in 1997 through the leadership of former Bank of America Chairman and CEO Hugh L. McColl, Jr and opened to the public since 1999. McColl Center has always been a progressive organization dedicated to promoting contemporary art locally and supporting artists regionally, nationally, and internationally. Housed in a renovated Gothic Revival-style church in the heart of uptown Charlotte, NC. McColl Center believes artists and art are catalysts for change. We promote the public understanding of the value of artists to society. McColl Center’s core program, Artists-in-Residence (AIRs), has hosted over 400 artists, 40% of whom have been North Carolina natives. Our immersive community engagement sets us apart from our 550 peer artist residency organizations and is nationally recognized as one of the top artist residency programs in the United States.