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Irving Arts Center

  1. In the Arts Center's Galleries Virtual Tour

    August 1, 2020 - August 31, 2020 @ Main Gallery

    Visit IrvingArtsCenter.com for virtual tours and video content featuring current exhibitions.

    * North Lake College Student Photography Exhibition | Courtyard Gallery
    * Steven Foutch: Prints | Dupree Lobby Gallery
    * J.J. L’Heureux: Faces from the Southern Ocean | Carpenter Lobby Gallery
    * Exhibition of Irving Independent School District (IISD) Elementary Student Artwork | Main Gallery
    * Night/Light: Photographs by Kate Jenkins

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  2. Submission Deadline: 20th Annual Art Connection Members Show

    August 16, 2020, All Day

    Irving Arts Center will be accepting entries through Aug. 16 for the 20th annual Art Connection Members Show,. This nonjuried exhibition is open to all current Art Connection members who wish to participate. This year’s exhibition will be an online exhibition, with eligible entries judged for cash awards in three categories: youth, nonprofessional and professional. An overall “Best of Show” prize will be awarded. Participating members also are invited to participate in the 2020 design/theme challenge “Signs of the Times” by submitting artwork that reflects the unprecedented and challenging times we are living in: the COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing protests against systemic racism, societal and economic uncertainty and other related issues members may wish to address. Special prizes will be awarded to members who choose to compete in this category. The exhibition will be published online, and award winners announced on Aug. 30.

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Library Events

  1. On-Site Programs: See Virtual Programming Online

    March 14, 2020 - August 31, 2020 @ ONLINE

    Irving Public Library is open online! Please see the link for details.

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  2. Origami Crane Peace Art

    August 15, 2020, 12:01 AM - September 15, 2020 @ Library locations:
    South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive.
    Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail.
    West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road.

    To celebrate International Peace Day in September, the Irving community is challenged to create 1,000 origami cranes between Aug. 15 through Sept. 15 to be included in art installations. Origami paper kits are available to take home by stopping by the South, West or Valley Ranch Library outdoor drive-up locations and curbside, or at a community partner site. Participants are also welcome to use paper from home.

    Once the creation is complete, share photos with #IrvingCranes! Then take the finished artwork to a library location so it may be part of the collaborative displays. Please use the library drive-up or curbside areas during open hours only, and please do not submit the cranes in a book return drop.

    Library hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The libraries are closed Sept. 7.

    Watch for updates on the Irving Public Library website and on social media. For more information, please call (972) 721-2440.

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  3. ONLINE: Keep Calm & Ukulele On

    August 16, 2020, 11:00 AM

    Dreaming of Hawaii? Learn to strum some tropical tunes with ukulele lessons! All ages.

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