turchin center for the visual arts

Admission & Hours


Admission to the center is always free.

Donations are graciously accepted.


We are pleased to announce that the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts has resumed regular hours for admission into our galleries.

Registration for gallery visits is no longer required. Registration for special events can be made using this visitor registration form.

In order to ensure the health and safety of museum visitors and staff, capacity will be monitored.

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Covid-19 protocols and procedures follow the recommended guidelines of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and Appalachian State University.

Those planning to visit the Turchin Center are advised to visit the Appalachian State University Covid-19 updates webpage for current on-campus requirements which are updated as necessary to respond to current conditions.


Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Location & Directions

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is located at 423 West King Street, Boone, NC 28608. The main entrance is located in the plaza on King Street. It can also be accessed from campus and the back parking lot via the grand staircase.

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You can also locate the Turchin Center on Appalachian’s interactive map.

Parking & Drop-off

Two-hour metered parking is available along King Street and in downtown Boone public spaces on Depot and Queen Streets. Parking for longer visits is available one block west of the center at 567 West King Street, next to Town Hall or in the N. Depot Street lot just north of King Street. Parking is also available at the Appalachian State University, Rivers Street Parking Deck at 461 Rivers Street which is .6 miles/12 minute walk from the Turchin Center. Visitor parking passes may be purchased for other locations from the Parking and Traffic Office located in Suite A of the Rivers Street

Parking Deck

Parking in all university surface lots is free after 5 pm Monday through Friday and on weekends unless otherwise posted.

Oversized Vehicle Parking

For larger vehicles (school and tour buses) please contact Visitor Services at turchincenter@appstate.edu or (828) 262-3017 to locate the most appropriate parking available.


The AppalCART bus stop at ASU College St. Station is a three-minute walk away. The Express, Gold, Green (East and West), Orange and Red routes stop here. Visit www.appalcart.com for more information. (need to verify this info because they are changing the routes)


Bicycle parking is available outside the lower level lecture hall entrance.

Visitor Drop-off

Patrons are always welcome to drop-off and pick-up guests from the parking lot directly behind the Turchin Center. The building can be entered through the ground level lecture hall entrance with access to the elevator to go up to the main lobby. The main entrance can also be accessed via the grand staircase to the main entrance plaza.