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The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts fulfills Appalachian State University's long-held mission of providing a home for world-class visual arts programming. The center is the largest facility of its kind in western North Carolina, eastern Tennessee and southwestern Virginia, and is named for university benefactors Robert and Lillian Turchin. Located on King Street in the heart of downtown Boone, North Carolina, the center is free and open to the public. Learn more.

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Being a donor of the Turchin Center says a lot. It says that the arts are important to you. It says that you understand that the arts are an integral part of a vital and vibrant community. It also says that you recognize that we need your financial support to make it happen. We thank you for your support and we offer special benefits to donors in recognition of our appreciation. Learn more

News

  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 8:12am

    Appalachian State University presents a lecture titled “Reshaping Public Space” by artist Janet Echelman.

  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 8:22am

    Appalachian State University's student newspaper, The Appalachian, interviewed the Turchin Center's visiting artist, Gordon Froud, during his visit in September 2014. 

  • Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 8:31am
  • Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 8:48am

    The bridge that connects the Turchin Center’s two wings is undergoing a renovation project that has a projected end date of September 2014.

    During this time, visitors may still use the main entrance for the galleries on the West Wing and a temporary entrance for the East Wing off of King Street. Thank you for your patience during this time and we are excited to unveil the completed project in September!

  • Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 2:27pm

    North Carolina’s Our State magazine will celebrate their April issue of the magazine at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts on Friday, March 28 from 3-6 p.m. in the galleries. 

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