welcome to portal

A gallery? A Playground? A thought provoking journey? A celebration of the finest artists in Charlotte? A place to suspend reality and immerse yourself in mind transporting art?…….Yes

Our story

The founders of portal share a combined 60 years in bringing premiere entertainment to Charlotte. In the summer of 2018 they decided to create a new concept that celebrates the best Charlotte artists. The only rule is that there are no rules. Find the best, let their imaginations run to their furthest limits, and get out of the way. Whether it’s a curiosity of what art can be, an unforgettable party or special event or a powerful meeting space. The result is Portal and we are happy to share this experience with you.

Stuff To Know

Portal is open Thursday-Sunday to individual reservations.

Catering and Bar – Yes, by request.

The exhibits will change every 3 months so make your reservation now. Once they are gone we are on to making new magic.

Artist Showcase

Michele Hoffman - Portal

Michele Hoffman

My work explores the duality of American consumerism and its relationship to our environment. The main purpose for my art is to recycle and repurpose old iconic items and give them new life, especially toys that evoke deep emotional responses from the viewer.

My intent is to create a unique art form that will also serve to keep products made of non-recyclable plastics out of landfills. My vision is to invite schools, individual residents and organizations to donate toys and other plastic items to allow them to become a tangible part of the art while actively encouraging participation in community recycling efforts.

HNin Nie

HNin Nie is a visual artist living in Charlotte, NC. With an associates in fine art, she has experience in/ is experimenting with painting, interactive art, and filmmaking.

HNin Nie - Portal
Jill Seale - Portal

Jill Seale

Designer and author Jill Seale has crafted a far-reaching lifestyle brand, Jill Seale Design Studio, that has won numerous awards and accolades in the gift and home industry.

From the days at her Washington, DC graphic design studio—where an A-list client roster included the White House, the Kennedy Center, and Paul McCartney—Seale has delivered commissions that perfectly encapsulates a unique point of view and a tailored brand story of originality.

Intergalactic Soul
(Jason Woodberry & Marcus Kiser)

Intergalactic soul is an art exhibition that brings science fiction and social awareness together as one. The artwork explores a cosmic sci-fi theme that’s driven by social, political and cultural undertones. Imagination meets consciousness to create an art show with a message for all to talk about and enjoy.

Intergalactic Soul - Portal
The Reviews Are In


"The opening of the immersive art experience of Portal in Uptown Charlotte will be an incredible impact to our Charlotte art community.  Families, friends and individuals will have the opportunity to immerse themselves and get lost in the most inspiring of ways at Portal.  
Including local artists of the Charlotte community is sure to make this a tremendous success for many years to come.

On behalf of me and ArtPop Street Gallery we can’t wait for Portal to open.  If you have not experienced venues like this in other cities, prepare to be amazed!"

Wendy Hickey  |  Founder, ArtPop Street Gallery

“The artistic expression and the creativity that flows through the Portal is a one-of-a-kind experience that was a blast to ignite”

Michele Hoffman

“We can’t wait for this to open”

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