McColl Center
for Art + Innovation

A nationally acclaimed contemporary art center dedicated to connecting art and artists with the community.

Located in a historic, neo-Gothic church in Uptown Charlotte, the Center houses nine artist studios and over 5,000 square feet of Gallery space. We welcome the public to explore our exhibitions and connect with artists through various programs including open studios, community engagement initiatives, workshops and more.

Upcoming Exhibitions + Events


Community Engagement
A Tale of Two Cities: McColl Center + the North Tryon Corridor

McColl Center’s unique location on North Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte places it mere footsteps from the vital center of service delivery for people experiencing homelessness. This project is an artist-led initiative of that seeks to elevate the voices of neighbors experiencing homelessness and housing vulnerability in the North Tryon development process.

At McColl Center
5 Artists Every Charlottean Needs to Know

Five artists-in-residence arrive at McColl Center in August for the fall 2018 residency season.

At McColl Center
7 Artists Every Charlottean Should Meet This Summer

Seven artists-in-residence arrive at McColl Center in June for the summer 2018 residency season.

Artists at Work
When Neighbor is a Verb

Artist Marion Wilson creates a “social sculpture” in the heart of North Tryon to help the rapidly-growing city of Charlotte keep its priorities in check.

Rent McColl Center for art + Innovation

McColl Center for Art + Innovation is located in one of the most unique and exciting buildings in uptown Charlotte and available for rent for ceremonies, receptions, special events, meetings, workshops, and as a photography location. Our historic neo-Gothic church will impress guests and participants with its stature and convenience.