The Cherry Bounce Show's home is the William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, Virginia, the premier visual arts facility in the region, offering outstanding fine world art, contemporary regional art and cultural heritage exhibits that change frequently, giving visitors a new experience each time they walk through our doors.
Founded in 1989 and housed in a historic 1913 former school, the William King Museum of Art has been an integral part of the cultural fabric of Southwest Virginia and beyond for over 20 years as well as a cherished destination for residents and visitors. WKMA is a non-profit art museum and Virginia’s only nationally accredited museum west of Roanoke.
The William King Museum of Art is dedicated to utilizing innovative programming to engage, educate and enrich the quality of life of local residents of all ages through the arts. Our educational opportunities include artist talks, lectures, workshops, classes for adults, college students, children and families; guided and group tours, opening receptions and other special events. WKMA also offers VanGogh Outreach, an extensive arts education program that serves schools in our region outside of the facility. Our commitment to leadership, excellence and collaboration serves to foster respect and inclusiveness of all peoples that cross through our doors.
In addition to our three primary galleries, two additional galleries include the Student Gallery, which displays works from area schools and colleges, and the Panoramic Gallery that features self-curated shows by local artists. These two galleries offer up to 24 exhibits a year in addition to the 9 main exhibits. The Museum also features artist studios, reference library, research archives, and an outdoor sculpture garden.
Admission: The WKMA is free to all, though donations are appreciated.
Location: 415 Academy Drive (off West Main Street or Russell Road) in Abingdon, Virginia.
Directions: From Interstate 81: Exit 17 to Cummings Street, left onto West Main Street, right onto Academy Drive just past Abingdon Police Station. Highway directional signs mark this route. From Highway 19: Left onto Russell Road, right onto Academy Drive.
Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.
Closed on some holidays
Parking: Free parking is available at the front, side and back of the Museum. Additional free parking is available in a nearby public parking lot located within easy walking distance. Look for signs.
Accessible Entrance: Located at the rear of the building. From the front, turn left into the alley between the main museum building and the adjacent brick building; parking spaces are located behind and beside the museum. An elevator is located midway down the hall on level one. Wheelchairs are available for use; inquire at the information desk on level two.
Information Desk: Located on level two. Direct questions to the volunteer on duty or to any member of the Museum staff.
Group Tours: Guided tours are available. Please see the Group Tour page under the About tab for more information. Call 276-628-5005 ext. 119 for date availability and to make your reservations.
Facility Rental: Rent an art museum. Call 276-628-5005 ext. 119 for date availability and to make your reservations.