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Irving Arts Center

  1. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    February 1, 2021 - February 28, 2021 @ Irving Arts Center

    Visit for virtual tours and video content featuring current exhibitions.

    * Artistry and Inspiration: Annual Black History Month Exhibition | Main Gallery | Feb. 6-27 | Opening Reception Feb. 6
    * Steven Foutch: Prints | Dupree Lobby Gallery | Through Feb. 20

    * Natalie Lambert: MFA Thesis Exhibition | Focus Gallery | Feb. 6-March 27

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

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  2. Opening Reception: Annual Black History Month Exhibition

    February 6, 2021, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    This reception kicks off the "Artistry and Inspiration: Annual Black History Month Exhibition," with many of the artists in attendance. Capacity will be limited. Advance timed reservations are available at

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Library Adult Programs

  1. NEA Big Read (Online): Slam Poetry Workshop for Adults

    February 6, 2021, 7:00 PM

    Established poetry performers from Dallas Poetry Slam will lead adults in an interactive slam poetry workshop, developing participants' original works. To register, please email

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

    Please note: A workshop for teens is scheduled 2:30 p.m. Jan. 30.

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Library Events

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

    February 6, 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.

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

    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 (Craft)

    February 6, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

    Fun and easy craft's for your kids to do at home

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  2. Online Class: Arts and Crafts

    February 6, 2021, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Let's get crafty and creative using some basic arts and crafts materials such as construction paper, glue, scissors and crayons to make some fun and easy crafts

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  3. Online Class: Sweets and Treats

    February 6, 2021, 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

    Come along for a fun interactive sweet treat

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  4. Online Class: Baking

    February 6, 2021, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    These easy baking recipes will make your meal more fun. get ready to make some sweet and savory baked goods like cookies, breads, pizza and more!

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