Open Studio Saturday

Saturday, July 13, 2019
You are invited to explore our vibrant contemporary art space at Open Studio Saturday! Bring your family and friends to view our summer art exhibition, meet our artists-in-residence, and participate in fun, hands-on, art-making activities. 

Admission, popcorn, and cotton candy are free and everyone is welcome. We’ll also have a bar with drinks for all ages! Open Studio Saturday is Presented by Wells Fargo.

What to expect:
* Food Truck | Lenny’s Press Box
* DJ Luis Minuche | Enjoy summer music from 12:00–3:00 p.m. on the front lawn!
* Cities & Sanctuaries Art Workshop | Create a mini cityscape or sanctuary you can take home with you. Alumna artist Sharon Dowell leads you through experimental painting exercises with color, texture, and pattern on paper.
* Repetition, Pattern & Radial Forms | Transform existing patterns into something new by incorporating decorative shapes of rubber stamps, a technique used by current artist-in-residence Troy Dugas.
* Create a collaborative textile artwork | Following alumna and exhibiting artist Susannah Mira’s artistic practice of using recycled materials, all of the fabric pieces used in this hands-on art making activity are remnants sourced from the Charlotte region’s textile industry.
* Art from Rocks and Soil | Do you know your ecological address? Artist-in-residence Lauren Rosenthal McManus wants to help you find it! Bring a soil or rock sample from your property or local creek to Lauren’s studio and add a pin to her watershed map of Mecklenburg County. She’ll use your samples to create natural pigments for a new limited-edition, hand-colored print series of Charlotte’s streams.
* Member Lounge | Location: Alumni Artist Lounge, second floor

How to get here and where to park:
We’re at 721 N. Tryon St. in Uptown Charlotte. Plenty of free parking is available on N. Tryon St. on Saturdays and in the lot at the corner of W. 10th St. and N. Church St. (behind Charlotte Ballet).
McColl Center for Art + Innovation
721 N Tryon Street
Start Time
12:00 pm
End Time
4:00 pm
Event Category