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Irving Arts Center

  1. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    January 8, 2021 - January 31, 2021 @ Irving Arts Center

    Visit for virtual tours and video content featuring current exhibitions.

    * Yuyi Morales: Soñadora | Main Gallery
    * Signs, Symbols and Surfaces: Photographs by Lee Saloutos | Carpenter Lobby Gallery
    * Dallas College North Lake Campus Student Photography Exhibition | Courtyard Gallery
    * Steven Foutch: Prints | Dupree Lobby Gallery
    * Night/Light: Photographs by Kate Jenkins | Focus Gallery

    Open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free to view; reservations are recommended. To make a reservation, visit

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  2. An Evening Blend of Jazz and Swing

    January 23, 2021, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    The Irving Symphony Orchestra presents an evening full of jazz and swing music featuring special guest performers Rosana Eckert; Sergio Pamies (piano) with the Sergio Pamies Jazz Trio; Young Heo (bass); and Efren Guzman (drums). The performance will be offered in-person with a limited capacity, socially distanced audience, as well as through livestream.

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Library Events

  1. NEA Big Read (Online): The Big Write Poetry Contest For All Ages

    January 23, 2021, All Day

    Write a poem with the theme "Ordinary to Extraordinary," focusing on how the simple things can make a big difference. The contest starts Jan. 23, and entries must be submitted by Feb. 12.

    Prizes will be given for each age category:
    Children up to age 10
    Teens age 11 to 16
    Young adults age 17 to 20
    Adults age 21 and above.

    Entries will be judged by theme, originality, and how well the poem blends with the subject matter of this year's NEA Big Read selection "A Small Story About the Sky" by poet Alberto Rios. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

    Please visit for more information, including contest rules and guidelines, or stop by an Irving Public Library location for an entry form.

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  2. NEA Big Read: Kick-Off Fiesta

    January 23, 2021, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Senter Park Recreation Center

    The Kickoff Fiesta Drive-Through at Senter Park features a mariachi band, poetry readings and free giveaways. Each car receives a copy of this year's Irving title, "A Small Story About the Sky" by Arizona's first poet laureate Alberto Rios, a painted rock craft kit, candy, NEA Big Read information and more. All ages.

    NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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  3. NEA Big Read (Online): Blackland Prairie Raptor Center

    January 23, 2021, 2:30 PM

    Learn about the birds of prey that frequent North Texas and the American Southwest in this virtual program featuring live raptors. All ages.

    NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Online Class: DIY Crafts

    January 23, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Fun and easy crafts for your kids to do at home.

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  2. Online Class: Arts and Crafts

    January 23, 2021, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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  3. Online Class: Sweet Treats

    January 23, 2021, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Come along for a fun interactive sweet treat.

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  4. Online Class: Baking

    January 23, 2021, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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