Admission to the Turchin Center is FREE.
The Turchin Center features two wings and six dynamic galleries with changing exhibitions of contemporary art works by national and international artists, as well as the finest local artists of our region. Outdoor sculptures are located across the Appalachian State University campus.
ARTtalks, art workshops and lunch & learn programs supplement and enrich the exhibitions in the galleries. Exhibition Celebrations and First Friday Art Crawls are an opportunity for art lovers to meet the artists, enjoy a cocktail, hear live music and explore one of the most exciting venues in town. The Rosen Sculpture Walk with the Juror, held each summer during An Appalachian Summer Festival, is a chance to experience the winning sculptures of the annual Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition.
A variety of exhibitions and programs provide opportunities for visitors to learn about the arts and the world around them. The Turchin Center has reopened to the public, however, those not ready to visit can explore the walk-through videos, ARTtalks and learning guides available on-line. Educators are invited to use the Turchin Center as a resource in their classrooms. For more information about guided tour opportunities, visit the Learn page.
The Turchin Center engages visitors from the university, community, nation and beyond in unique and meaningful experiences with the visual arts, by offering a wide array of dynamic and accessible exhibition, education, outreach and collection programs. These programs support the university’s teaching mission, inspire lifelong engagement with the visual arts, and create opportunities for participants to learn more about themselves and the world around them. The center is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community of arts supporters, while presenting exhibition and education programming that fosters dialogue about important issues facing today’s world, including social, racial and economic justice.
TURCHIN CENTER NEWS
August 17, 2022 Boone, North Carolina – Sculpture has long been a dynamic element on the campus of Appalachian State University and as of late August 2022, a new collection of seven sculptures created by artists from across North Carolina has been installed as phase...
For generations, App State has fostered a campus culture that supports the arts, as evidenced by An Appalachian Summer Festival, which celebrated its 38th season this summer; The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in May; the...
First Place Rosen Award: Andrew Light, Divergent, 2020, Steel, Lexington, KY Boone, NC -- During a recent weekend in July, art enthusiasts attended the 36th Annual Rosen Sculpture Walk with the Juror. This year’s juror, renowned sculptor Elizabeth Brim from...