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Irving Arts Center

  1. 20th Annual Art Connection Members Show

    August 30, 2020 - September 30, 2020 @ Virtual

    Irving Arts Center is proud to announce a new online art microsite, IACOnlineArt.com. The website features all kinds of great engaging content including virtual exhibitions and 360-degree gallery tours, as well as calls for entry of artists interested in exhibiting their work.

    The first call for entry to be featured at the new site is for Irving Arts Center’s 20th annual Art Connection Members Show. Both current and new Art Connection members are invited to submit art by Aug. 16. This year’s exhibition will be an online exhibition for the first time, with eligible entries judged for cash awards in three categories: Youth, Nonprofessional and Professional. An overall “Best of Show” prize will also be awarded. IACOnlineArt.com will act as a one-stop shop, housing prospectus and entry details and later, the actual exhibition itself. Selected works will be displayed beginning Aug. 30.

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  2. In the Arts Center's Galleries Virtual Tour

    September 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020 @ Main Gallery

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

    * Yuyi Morales: Soñadora | Main Gallery | Begins Sept. 15
    * Signs, Symbols & Surfaces: Photographs by Lee Saloutos | Carpenter Gallery | Begins Sept. 15
    * North Lake College Student Photography Exhibition | Courtyard Gallery
    * Steven Foutch: Prints | Dupree Lobby Gallery * Night/Light: Photographs by Kate Jenkins


    * Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence | IACOnlineArt.com (Virtual Show)

    * Choosing to Participate | IACOnlineArt.com (Virtual Show)

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Library Events

  1. 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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Meetings

  1. Museum Advisory Board

    September 1, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Parks & Recreation

  1. ONLINE CLASS: Paper Crafting

    August 31, 2020, 10:30 AM - September 3, 2020, 11:00 AM

    Enjoy some fun and easy crafts that you can do in the comfort of your own home. Supplies: Construction paper, Crayons/markers, pencil, scissors and glue.

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  2. ONLINE CLASS: Coffee with the Crew

    September 1, 2020, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join the Heritage crew for a cup of coffee and conversation. This is the perfect opportunity to catch up, talk to your peers or possibly learn something new from some of our guest speakers. Speakers and topics will vary weekly. For ages 50 years and older.

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  3. ONLINE CLASS: Language Arts

    September 1, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:40 AM

    Kids ages 3 to 5 can join Mr. Travis in playing hangman while learning how to spell new words.

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  4. Online Class: Strength & Flexibility

    September 1, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Let's work on building our strength and flexibility. this class will use a chair, and hand weights to build strength in large muscle groups.

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  5. ONLINE CLASS: Outer Space!

    September 1, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

    Let’s blast off to outer space! Let’s learn some fun facts together about Moons and Stars. For ages 3 to 5 years old. Supplies needed: Scissors, yarn, crayons, construction paper and glue.

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  6. ONLINE CLASS: Wacky Vegetarians

    September 1, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Online via Zoom

    Are you vegetarian or vegan? Looking for new delicious recipes to tryout? Join us on Zoom to learn how to make fun wacky vegetarian recipes at home!

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  7. ONLINE CLASS: Kentucky Derby Hat Decorating Fun

    September 1, 2020, 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

    The running of 146th Kentucky Derby is Saturday September 5th along with its rich history and traditions. Gather your hats and let’s decorate them in this 40 minute zoom meeting. Open to 18 years and older.

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  8. ONLINE CLASS: Draw and Tell

    September 1, 2020, 3:30 PM - 4:10 PM

    Kids ages 5 to 9 are invited to join Ms. Erykah as they learn to draw an easy animal that will be uncovered as the story develops.

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  9. ONLINE CLASS: Radio Plays

    September 1, 2020, 3:30 PM - 4:10 PM

    Join us as we discover our inner actor or actress by reading scripts from radio shows! It’s vintage fun! For more information, email Pat Davenport.

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  10. ONLINE CLASS: Scavenger Hunt

    September 1, 2020, 4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

    Kids ages 7 to 11 will love this game competing against who is the fastest at finding random objects in their homes. Join Ms. Marissa for this fun afternoon scavenger hunt!

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  11. ONLINE CLASS: Carrying the Torch

    September 1, 2020, 4:30 PM - 5:10 PM

    This class, inspired by hip hop artist Nipsey Hustle, will teach students how to build an unstoppable mindset to develop and hit goals, even during the pandemic. Goal setting activities and challenges are included. This class will meet each Tuesday. For ages 11 and older.

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  12. ONLINE CLASS: Home Safety

    September 1, 2020, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    This class will teach you basic home safety tips. Especially if you are home alone. No supplies needed, but something to take notes might be helpful.

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  13. ONLINE CLASS: Kid's Karaoke

    September 1, 2020, 4:30 PM - 5:10 PM

    Does your child love to be an at home pop star? Come showcase your talents for one minute in kids’ karaoke. Children ages 5 to 9 will learn to encourage others and cheer for each other positively!

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  14. ONLINE CLASS: Popsicle Stick Crafts

    September 1, 2020, 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Grab some popsicle sticks and have some fun creating awesome crafts! Supplies: popsicle sticks, glue, crayons/markers and construction paper

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  15. Irving Youth Action Council Meeting

    September 1, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online via Zoom

    The Irving Youth Action Council is a group of teens that works with the Parks and Recreation staff to develop teen-specific programs, activities and events. The group also is actively involved in a variety of community service projects and leadership development initiatives. This meeting is open to any teens looking to get involved with our community.

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