Find your groove at our annual party + contemporary art sale

Travel the funky spaceways at Studio Party at McColl Center for Art + Innovation - our annual party + contemporary art sale!

Presented to the community by Wells Fargo, Studio Party is a stellar opportunity to dance, mingle, and boost or launch your art collection while supporting McColl Center’s artist residency program and exhibitions. Proceeds from this cosmic party directly benefit McColl Center’s artists-in-residence.


★ McColl Center Member $75  SOLD OUT
★ Non-member $90  SOLD OUT
★ After Party only $25 (Admission begins at 9:30 PM)  BUY TICKETS

See photos from 2016's Studio Party

What’s happening at Studio Party?!

☆ A contemporary art sale featuring artwork by McColl Center Alumni Artists Felicia van Bork, Sharon Dowell, Jeff Pender, Robyn Hasty, Matthew Steele, Marek Ranis, and many more (preview select artwork on Instagram and Facebook)

☆ Complimentary cocktails and delicious delicacies, followed by late-night sweets, radioactive macaroons, and moon pies

☆ A funked up dance party under laser beams and a disco ball as the lights go down for the After Party with DJ That Guy Smitty (including the Mothership, a complimentary beer and wine bar glow bar)

To get you in the funky mood for Studio Party, DJ That Guy Smitty created a Spotify playlist that will rock you Mars and back! LISTEN

See photos from 2016's Studio Party


VIP Experiences and corporate sponsorships with VIP Experience perks are also available. These exclusive packages include a pre-party preview with artists + art, special recognition, After Party access, and, depending on the package, an opportunity for a private salon, dinner, or tour at McColl Center for you and up to 10 guests. Contact Katie Miller at 704-944-8240 or


Lori McGee
Mr. + Mrs. Jerry Richardson

Paige + Hall Johnston

Lisa + Perrin Dargan
Suzanne + Elmar Fetscher
Barbara Laughlin
Manuel Rodriguez
Paige + Art Roselle
Marjorie Serralles-Russell + Terry Russell
UNC Charlotte
Cheryl Walker

Kim Blanding + Kerr Putney
Linda Luise Brown
Zan + Heath Byrd
Hope Matthews + Shaun Cassidy
Julie + Thomas Eiselt
Kitty + Ted Garner
Deidre + Clay Grubb
Charlie Jacobs + Michael Halmajan
Becky Hannum 
Liz + Cy Johnson
Ellen Kelly
Joan Lorden + Larry Mays
Alex + Ulrike Miles
New Gallery of Modern Art
Lynn + Jeff Trenning
Erin + David Vorhoff