Plan Your Visit
721 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Monday + Tuesday
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday + Sunday
12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Free | $10 Suggested Donation
Creativity belongs to everyone, and we want everyone to have access to create and connect at this one-of-a-kind place. McColl Center is a source of creative inspiration, growth, and support for artists and the people who care about them. You can join us during our gallery hours to build community, connect with artists, and experience the creative process.
We’re located at the corner of N. Tryon St. and 11th St. next to Charlotte Ballet and across the street from the Visual and Performing Arts Center (VAPA). With many one-way streets in uptown Charlotte, we know it can be a little challenging to navigate to our corner of town. Here are some recommendations for getting here.
From 277 South
Take exit 3B onto 11th St, Church St. toward Tryon St. Turn right onto N. Church St. just off the exit. Turn left onto 10th St. and the parking lot is just to your left at the corner of N. Church and 10th Streets.
From 277 North
Take exit 3B toward US-29, NC-49, N. Church St. Turn left onto N. Church St. Turn left onto 10th St. and the parking lot is just to your left at the corner of N. Church and 10th Streets.
FRONT (N. Tryon St.)
SIDE (Between McColl Center + Charlotte Ballet)
ACCESSIBLE (N. Church St.)
There are several entrances for you to choose from depending on where you're going in the building:
Here for to see art and artists? Enter through the Front or Back Entrance for exhibitions and artist studios.
Here for a meeting? McColl Center Administrative Offices and Arcadia Art Consultancy are best accessed through the side entrance.
Accessible Entrance Directions
From N. Tryon Street, the paved path along the left side of the building leads to a ramp and to the Accessible Entrance.
From N. Church Street, accessible parking in the gated lot leads directly to the Accessible Entrance. If the gate is closed, press the call button on the call box for entry.
Free parking is available in the shared lot located at the corner of W. 10th and N. Church Streets (accessed from W. 10th Street).
Use the map below to find your way into the parking lot (marked P; the parking lot entrance is marked →]), then follow the black line for walking directions from the parking lot to the main entrance of McColl Center (marked with an artist’s palette).
Metered parking is also available along W. 10th, N. Church, and N. Tryon Streets. (Metered spots are free on weekdays after 6:00 p.m. and all day on weekends.)
Explore McColl Center's three floors through our Accessible Entrance off of N. Church St. and elevator from the ground floor. At our Accessible Entrance, proceed through the sculpture studio and through the double doors directly in front of you to the hallway. Take the elevator (on your right) to the first floor. Take a right off the elevator through the Dickson Gallery to the Visitor Experience desk to check in.