For Artists

main-gallery-arie-van-selmArtists of all ages and experience levels have a place to build skills, exhibit their work and enjoy the fellowship of other artists through Arts Center programs and those of our Resident Arts Organizations.

Young Artists

The Arts Center provides the means for budding artists to hone their skills and display their work. Our family programs offer access to art making for all ages. Free events include a monthly story time with an art project following, quarterly hands-on art experiences through Family Fundays, an annual holiday festival and more.

Tuition-based programs include a full summer of Art Camps featuring a wide variety of art forms and media. October through May Saturday School (four 6-week sessions a year) provides a more in depth experience in a variety of media.

Membership in Art Connection & participation in Summer KidsArts offer a chance to be included in gallery exhibitions in the beautiful galleries of the Arts Center.

Irving Art Association

Established in 1956, IAA is one of the oldest cultural organizations in the city and a designated Resident Arts Organization of the Irving Arts Center. Their partnership with the Center results in several exhibitions each year, including Texas & Neighbors, a juried exhibition open to artists from Texas and four surrounding states. The IAA also manages the Jaycee Center for the Arts and is committed to supporting a robust year round schedule of regular painting groups and educational opportunities. Their schedule includes more than 20 curated exhibitions at the Jaycee Center, monthly professional demonstrations and several workshops a year taught by recognized professional artists from all over the country.

Artists of all skill levels and ages are welcome. Grab your brushes and visit their website to see how you can get involved.

Irving Black Arts Council

For Visual Artists:  It is the goal of IBAC to create artistic opportunities for artists including an annual Black History Month exhibit in the Main Gallery of the Irving Arts Center.

If you are an artist looking for a showcase or to be added to the database of artists, please send an email to: