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Community Programming

The Turchin Center is an important resource for the community and creates unique experiences to interact with the arts. The community can engage with dynamic exhibitions, ARTtalks, workshops tours and more.


Artists of all skill levels are invited to take a break, practice some self-care and explore their inner artist with a workshop. Energize your creative side and gain newfound techniques or polish existing skills. Often, workshops incorporate topics, techniques and mediums inspired by current exhibitions in the galleries of the Turchin Center. For additional information or to register, please call 828-262-3017. Details are subject to change with minimal notice. If changes occur, registered students will be contacted with updates.

Community outreach

The Arts and Education Outreach Programs of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University is committed to connecting university arts resources to a diverse audience of community arts patrons, teachers and learners to inspire a love of learning through the arts. 

Through participation in workshops, App State students, community members and school children of all ages can be part of a nurturing environment and experience the power and excitement of the arts to engage, discover, create and heal. Participants are invited to let go of the voice that whispers “but I am not an artist” and allow their creative spirits to soar.

ROAM van

ROAM traveling classroom

Keep your eyes open for the Turchin Center’s Regional Outreach Art Mobile (ROAM) – a traveling classroom full of supplies to inspire artists of all ages and abilities to discover their artist within through creativity and design. The ROAM program supports the center’s vision to be an engaging and accessible resource responding to diverse educational, cultural and health needs by meeting participants wherever they are in their personal relationship with the visual arts and providing them with opportunities to access the power of the arts to help learn, grow and heal.