DancePartyPotty is a celebration of individual self in a private area designated for single use.

The installation is completed with the participation of visitors to the designated 2nd floor restroom at McColl Center for Art + Innovation.

OPEN OCCUPANCY Artists Respond to HB2 

(Quoted from McColl Center for Art + Innovation)

Friday, August 19, 2016 - Tuesday, September 20, 2016

McColl Center For Art + Innovation and Charlotte Pride present Open Occupancy: Artists Respond To HB2.

Provoked by recent attacks on LGBTQ rights by North Carolina’s legislature (House Bill 2, or HB2), Charlotte area artists and advocates began a conversation about reclaiming the narrative of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression; from one of fear, bigotry, and public exclusion to one of respect, tolerance, and public inclusion. 

This conversation has grown into a series of provocative temporary art installations in seven of the public restrooms here at McColl Center for Art + Innovation. Each restroom features the work of a McColl Center Alumni Artist, inspired by a dialogue with local LGBTQ advocacy groups. Their responses range from the serious to the whimsical, and show that creativity can be a powerful response to prejudice.

McColl Center is open for extended hours during the 2016 Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade:
Friday, August 19, 12-5 PM 
Saturday, August 20, 12-8 PM
Sunday, August 21, 11 AM-5 PM

DancePartyPotty Instructions:

1.  Read all instructions first.

2.    Scroll to Playlist and click the top left corner of the video player

3.    Click again when you see “DancePartyPotty Playlist”

            (You’ll be redirected to YouTube)

4.     Select a song. Choose a song that makes it impossible for you to stand still.

5.    Add your song to the playlist & play your song.

6.    For the best acoustics place cell on the small white table in the corner.

7.    Now it’s time to dance!

8.    Tag your experience on Instagram #DancePartyPotty

The growing playlist and Instagram feed will update to

Instagram Feed


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