The Round

The Round is ImaginOn's unique dedicated programming space. It is used for group visit programs as well as special events, guest performances, and workshops. The room features a curtain system that allows for the creation of an enclosed "story den" that is perfect for storytelling. The Round also has a built-in puppet theatre.  Click here to see an empty room diagram.  


  • Square Feet: 1170 sq. ft.
  • Capacity: 75
  • For-Profit Rate: 1-4 hrs. $200; 4-8 hrs. $400
  • Non-Profit Rate: 1-4 hrs. $140; 4-8 hrs. $280


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Summer Exhibit: “Framed: Step into Art”

Step inside the framework of famous paintings and experience art like never before in “Framed: Step into Art,” opening at ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin Center on May 20 through Sept. 3.

Children and adults can enjoy a robust noontime meal in Grant Wood’s “Dinner for Threshers,” climb into a tent and explore camping gear in John Singer Sargent’s “Camp at Lake O’Hara,” add corn husks to the flower tower in Diego Rivera’s “Corn Festival” and enter Clementine Hunter’s “Big Chicken” to get behind the reins of a giant rooster.

Summer Exhibit: Some Assembly Required

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is excited to announce the return of summer exhibits to ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center located in Uptown Charlotte at 300 East 7th Street. Some Assembly Required, created in partnership with Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc., kicks off Saturday, May 28, 2022 and will run through Saturday September 3, 2022.

It is important to note this is NOT a Build-A-Bear workshop and no custom bears will be made.

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