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MCCOLL CENTER FOR VISUAL ART
721 N. Tryon St., 704/332-5535, www.mccollcenter.org HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 11 A.M.-4 P.M.
Part gallery, part artist commune, the McColl Center features the work of contemporary visual artists. The center is housed in a former church that was built in 1926 and had over 500 members in the 1950s. In 1981, the building was sold and remained vacant for many years. Bank of America
purchased the building in 1995 with the goal of establishing an urban arts district; the McColl Center moved into the building in 1999 and has become the most vibrant arts community in Uptown. The center has a thriving artists-in-residence program and the gallery features the works of local artists as well as nationally acclaimed traveling shows. Open Studio Saturdays take place several times per year (check the website for dates) when artists-in-residence work with their studio doors open and invite the public to ask questions about their work and witness the creative process. The center also offers workshops and lectures on arts topics.
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