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September 2017
Free

Shafaq Ahmad: Lifting of Veils to Lights of Mystery

September 2 - November 26
Carpenter Lobby, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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An accomplished multimedia artist, Shafaq Ahmad's work includes painting, print making, sculpture, digital media, mixed media and art installations.

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Free

BAM! It’s a Picture Book: The Art behind Graphic Novels

September 9, 2017 - January 28, 2018
Dupree Lobby, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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BAM! It’s a Picture Book: The Art behind Graphic Novels celebrates the art and literature of graphic novels. Toured by the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (NCCIL) in Abilene, it features several of today’s leading graphic novelists, featuring illustrations from Mark Crilley, Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Lincoln Pierce and Raina Telgemeier. The exhibition showcases artwork from such iconic books as Baby Mouse, Big Nate, Lunch Lady, Brody’s Ghost and Smile.

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December 2017
Free

The 25th Annual Holiday Exhibition and Tree Decorating Competition

December 1 - December 31
Main Gallery, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Irving Arts Center’s holiday celebration goes international with tree decorations and art inspired by holiday traditions around the world. During the month of December, the Main Gallery showcases artwork by Irving ISD elementary students and as has become a favorite tradition, a wonderland of decorated trees!

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Free

Fannie Brito: Worlds of Color & Light

December 1, 2017 - February 25, 2018
Carpenter Lobby, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Exhibition features mixed media paintings by Fannie Brito, an Irving-based artist and Best of Show recipient in the 2017 Art Connection Members Show.

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Free

Santa Saturdays! Holiday Cards, Crafts & Santa Visits

December 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 16, 2017
Suite 200, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Get creative! Make holiday cards and crafts, take selfies with Santa and enjoy festive holiday decorations around Irving Arts Center, including a wonderland of decorated Christmas trees where you can vote on your favorites. Similar to our year-round Second Sunday Funday program, it's a free afternoon of fun crafts for the family. Don't forget to see Santa! See him during Santa Saturdays on December 2, December 9 and 16.

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$6 - $12

Mooseltoe: A New Moosical Performance

December 6 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that begins at 2017-12-06 09:30 am and lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-12-06 7:00
Carpenter Hall, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Rudolf, the red-nosed….MOOSE?? Mooseltoe dreams big– North Pole big! He longs to join Santa’s reindeer team. Follow Mooseltoe’s adventures on his quest, as he learns many valuable lessons along the way. Al Roker narrates this wonderful family musical, perfect for kids 8 and under and families of all ages. Mooseltoe to the rescue –Christmas is saved!

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$6 - $12

Mooseltoe: A New Moosical Performance

December 7 @ 9:30 am
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An event every 1 day(s) that begins at 2017-12-07 09:30 am and lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-12-07 9:30
Carpenter Hall, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Rudolf, the red-nosed….MOOSE?? Mooseltoe dreams big– North Pole big! He longs to join Santa’s reindeer team. Follow Mooseltoe’s adventures on his quest, as he learns many valuable lessons along the way. Al Roker narrates this wonderful family musical, perfect for kids 8 and under and families of all ages. Mooseltoe to the rescue –Christmas is saved!

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Free

Christmas in America: Photographs by Jesse Rieser

December 8, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Focus Gallery, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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A selection of prints from Phoenix-based photographer, Jesse Rieser’s ongoing project documenting uniquely American Christmas traditions is featured in Irving Arts Center's Focus Gallery. Images range from thousands of Santas running in an annual fundraising race to homes, yards and garages transformed into monuments of merriness with countless strings of lights and inflatables of amazing proportions. Capturing the spectacular, sincere and often idiosyncratic ways people mark the holiday’s meaning, Rieser celebrates the celebration of all things Christmas.

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Free

Annual Holiday Open House and Dan Zanes Performance!

December 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Irving Arts Center, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Irving Arts Center sparkles with the magical sights and sounds of Christmas in December. At this annual extravaganza, attendees are treated to stilt walkers, jugglers, Sculpture Garden train rides, refreshments and performances featuring the Lone Star Youth Orchestra, Irving Chorale and Momentum Dance Company. The open house is free to attend and will be held Friday, December 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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Free

Santa Saturdays! Holiday Cards, Crafts & Santa Visits

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 16, 2017
Suite 200, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Get creative! Make holiday cards and crafts, take selfies with Santa and enjoy festive holiday decorations around Irving Arts Center, including a wonderland of decorated Christmas trees where you can vote on your favorites. Similar to our year-round Second Sunday Funday program, it's a free afternoon of fun crafts for the family. Don't forget to see Santa! See him during Santa Saturdays on December 2, December 9 and 16.

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Free

2nd Sunday Family Funday: Holidays around the World, Festival of Lights

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Suite 200, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Irving Arts Center offers the perfect framework for adults and children to experience art together. Second Sunday Family Fundays hands-on art days give parents and children projects they can co-create, far from daily distractions. Find inspiration in the gallery exhibitions, holidays and seasons as families make art, friends and fun. And the best part? It’s FREE!

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Free

Santa Saturdays! Holiday Cards, Crafts & Santa Visits

December 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 16, 2017
Suite 200, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Get creative! Make holiday cards and crafts, take selfies with Santa and enjoy festive holiday decorations around Irving Arts Center, including a wonderland of decorated Christmas trees where you can vote on your favorites. Similar to our year-round Second Sunday Funday program, it's a free afternoon of fun crafts for the family. Don't forget to see Santa! See him during Santa Saturdays on December 2, December 9 and 16.

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January 2018
Free

This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement

January 13, 2018 - March 4, 2018
Main Gallery, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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This major traveling exhibition presents the Civil Rights Movement (also called the Southern Freedom Movement) through the work and voices of nine activist photographers - men and women who chose to document the national struggle against segregation and other forms of race-based disenfranchisement from within the movement.

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$75

Saturday School Session Two (Jan 13-Feb 17)

January 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until February 17, 2018
Art Lab, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Learn a wide variety of techniques working in acrylic. Students will explore painting landscapes, still life, portraits and mixed media images. This class will provide ample individual attention, as well as group interaction, to help guide students in developing their own style of painting.

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Free

2nd Sunday Family Funday: I Have a Dream

January 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Suite 200, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Irving Arts Center offers the perfect framework for adults and children to experience art together. Second Sunday Family Fundays hands-on art days give parents and children projects they can co-create, far from daily distractions. Find inspiration in the gallery exhibitions, holidays and seasons as families make art, friends and fun. And the best part? It’s FREE!

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$75

Saturday School Session Two (Jan 13-Feb 17)

January 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until February 17, 2018
Art Lab, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Learn a wide variety of techniques working in acrylic. Students will explore painting landscapes, still life, portraits and mixed media images. This class will provide ample individual attention, as well as group interaction, to help guide students in developing their own style of painting.

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Free

Homeschool Connection

January 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on January 24, 2018,
and An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on April 18, 2018
Suite 200, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Beginning September 2017 Irving Arts Center launches a new addition to our Arts Programs! We will host a quarterly program just for our area homeschoolers. Join us for a tour of our current exhibitions, plus an art activity which connects to those exhibitions. Best of all, it is FREE!

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$75

Saturday School Session Two (Jan 13-Feb 17)

January 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until February 17, 2018
Art Lab, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Learn a wide variety of techniques working in acrylic. Students will explore painting landscapes, still life, portraits and mixed media images. This class will provide ample individual attention, as well as group interaction, to help guide students in developing their own style of painting.

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February 2018
$75

Saturday School Session Two (Jan 13-Feb 17)

February 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until February 17, 2018
Art Lab, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Learn a wide variety of techniques working in acrylic. Students will explore painting landscapes, still life, portraits and mixed media images. This class will provide ample individual attention, as well as group interaction, to help guide students in developing their own style of painting.

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Free

Wild Bees: Photographs by Paula Sharp & Ross Eatman

February 10, 2018 - March 25, 2018
Dupree Lobby, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Featuring dazzling macro photographs of wild bees in their natural habitats, the photography of Paula Sharp and Ross Eatman brings viewers closer to wild bees. Through their lenses, the tremendous variety of shapes, colors and sizes of the insect is captured. The essential role bees play in our planet’s health comes into view.

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$75

Saturday School Session Two (Jan 13-Feb 17)

February 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until February 17, 2018
Art Lab, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Learn a wide variety of techniques working in acrylic. Students will explore painting landscapes, still life, portraits and mixed media images. This class will provide ample individual attention, as well as group interaction, to help guide students in developing their own style of painting.

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Free

2nd Sunday Family Funday: Chinese New Year, Year of the Dog

February 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Suite 200, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Irving Arts Center offers the perfect framework for adults and children to experience art together. Second Sunday Family Fundays hands-on art days give parents and children projects they can co-create, far from daily distractions. Find inspiration in the gallery exhibitions, holidays and seasons as families make art, friends and fun. And the best part? It’s FREE!

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$75

Saturday School Session Two (Jan 13-Feb 17)

February 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until February 17, 2018
Art Lab, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Learn a wide variety of techniques working in acrylic. Students will explore painting landscapes, still life, portraits and mixed media images. This class will provide ample individual attention, as well as group interaction, to help guide students in developing their own style of painting.

Find out more »
$75

Saturday School Session Three (Feb 24 – March 31)

February 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until March 31, 2018
Art Lab, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Experiment and have fun learning the basics of photography and composition techniques with hands-on-activities to help you create great photographs. Equipment provided.

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March 2018
Free

Thesis Exhibition: Matthew Jones, University of Dallas

March 3, 2018 - April 1, 2018
Focus Gallery, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Evocative landscapes rendered in the medium of encaustic on panel by Matthew Jones, a candidate for a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Dallas.

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$75

Saturday School Session Three (Feb 24 – March 31)

March 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until March 31, 2018
Art Lab, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Experiment and have fun learning the basics of photography and composition techniques with hands-on-activities to help you create great photographs. Equipment provided.

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Free

Annual Exhibition of Irving ISD Student Artwork

March 7, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Main and Focus Galleries, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Annual showcase of artwork by Irving ISD students, K-12.

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$75

Saturday School Session Three (Feb 24 – March 31)

March 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until March 31, 2018
Art Lab, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Experiment and have fun learning the basics of photography and composition techniques with hands-on-activities to help you create great photographs. Equipment provided.

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Free

2nd Sunday Family Funday: Lone Star State of Mind

March 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Suite 200, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Irving Arts Center offers the perfect framework for adults and children to experience art together. Second Sunday Family Fundays hands-on art days give parents and children projects they can co-create, far from daily distractions. Find inspiration in the gallery exhibitions, holidays and seasons as families make art, friends and fun. And the best part? It’s FREE!

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$75

Saturday School Session Three (Feb 24 – March 31)

March 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until March 31, 2018
Art Lab, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Experiment and have fun learning the basics of photography and composition techniques with hands-on-activities to help you create great photographs. Equipment provided.

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$75

Saturday School Session Three (Feb 24 – March 31)

March 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until March 31, 2018
Art Lab, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Experiment and have fun learning the basics of photography and composition techniques with hands-on-activities to help you create great photographs. Equipment provided.

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$75

Saturday School Session Three (Feb 24 – March 31)

March 31, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until March 31, 2018
Art Lab, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Experiment and have fun learning the basics of photography and composition techniques with hands-on-activities to help you create great photographs. Equipment provided.

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April 2018
Free

Grant Wood and the American Heartland: Prints & Works on Paper

April 7, 2018 - July 1, 2018
Dupree Lobby, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Organized and presented by Irving Arts Center in conjunction with Celebrating Irving 2018, this exhibition features prints and works on paper by American painter, Grant Wood and his fellow Regionalists, including Thomas Hart Benton, John Bloom and John Steuart Curry. The exhibition features the 19 lithographs Wood created during the Great Depression that were printed and distributed by Associated American Artists (AAA) as well as two scale drawings of soldiers portrayed in the 24 x 20 ft. stained glass Memorial Window he designed for the Veterans Memorial Building in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (1928-29).

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$75

Saturday School Session Four (April 7 – May 12)

April 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until May 12, 2018
Art Lab, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Explore 3D design and the dynamic medium of sculpture while creating works of art with various materials such as clay, wire, paper and wood.

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Free

2nd Sunday Family Funday: Grant Wood’s American Heartland

April 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Suite 200, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Irving Arts Center offers the perfect framework for adults and children to experience art together. Second Sunday Family Fundays hands-on art days give parents and children projects they can co-create, far from daily distractions. Find inspiration in the gallery exhibitions, holidays and seasons as families make art, friends and fun. And the best part? It’s FREE!

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$75

Saturday School Session Four (April 7 – May 12)

April 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 12, 2018
Art Lab, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Explore 3D design and the dynamic medium of sculpture while creating works of art with various materials such as clay, wire, paper and wood.

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Free

Homeschool Connection

April 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on January 24, 2018,
and An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on April 18, 2018
Suite 200, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Beginning September 2017 Irving Arts Center launches a new addition to our Arts Programs! We will host a quarterly program just for our area homeschoolers. Join us for a tour of our current exhibitions, plus an art activity which connects to those exhibitions. Best of all, it is FREE!

Find out more »
$75

Saturday School Session Four (April 7 – May 12)

April 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 12, 2018
Art Lab, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Explore 3D design and the dynamic medium of sculpture while creating works of art with various materials such as clay, wire, paper and wood.

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$75

Saturday School Session Four (April 7 – May 12)

April 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 12, 2018
Art Lab, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Explore 3D design and the dynamic medium of sculpture while creating works of art with various materials such as clay, wire, paper and wood.

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May 2018
$75

Saturday School Session Four (April 7 – May 12)

May 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 12, 2018
Art Lab, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Explore 3D design and the dynamic medium of sculpture while creating works of art with various materials such as clay, wire, paper and wood.

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$75

Saturday School Session Four (April 7 – May 12)

May 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 12, 2018
Art Lab, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Explore 3D design and the dynamic medium of sculpture while creating works of art with various materials such as clay, wire, paper and wood.

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Free

2nd Sunday Family Funday: Masterpieces with Mom!

May 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Suite 200, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Irving Arts Center offers the perfect framework for adults and children to experience art together. Second Sunday Family Fundays hands-on art days give parents and children projects they can co-create, far from daily distractions. Find inspiration in the gallery exhibitions, holidays and seasons as families make art, friends and fun. And the best part? It’s FREE!

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June 2018
Free

2nd Sunday Family Funday: The Wright Stuff

June 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Suite 200, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Irving Arts Center offers the perfect framework for adults and children to experience art together. Second Sunday Family Fundays hands-on art days give parents and children projects they can co-create, far from daily distractions. Find inspiration in the gallery exhibitions, holidays and seasons as families make art, friends and fun. And the best part? It’s FREE!

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July 2018
Free

2nd Sunday Family Funday: Summer Splash

July 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Suite 200, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Irving Arts Center offers the perfect framework for adults and children to experience art together. Second Sunday Family Fundays hands-on art days give parents and children projects they can co-create, far from daily distractions. Find inspiration in the gallery exhibitions, holidays and seasons as families make art, friends and fun. And the best part? It’s FREE!

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August 2018
Free

2nd Sunday Family Funday: Sculpt It

August 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Suite 200, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Irving Arts Center offers the perfect framework for adults and children to experience art together. Second Sunday Family Fundays hands-on art days give parents and children projects they can co-create, far from daily distractions. Find inspiration in the gallery exhibitions, holidays and seasons as families make art, friends and fun. And the best part? It’s FREE!

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September 2018
Free

2nd Sunday Family Funday: Paint it!

September 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Suite 200, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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Irving Arts Center offers the perfect framework for adults and children to experience art together. Second Sunday Family Fundays hands-on art days give parents and children projects they can co-create, far from daily distractions. Find inspiration in the gallery exhibitions, holidays and seasons as families make art, friends and fun. And the best part? It’s FREE!

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