Engage Creativity

Irving Arts Center is a safe and creative place for families and groups to experience the arts and learn in the process.

As a Smithsonian Affiliate Institution, Irving Arts Center echoes the Smithsonian mission: “The increase and diffusion of knowledge.”  Irving Arts Center aims to inspire  artists, scientists, technologists and creative thinkers by providing opportunities for learning and engaging.

Download Irving Arts Center’s Field Trip Guide (2016-2017) and unlock the possibilities for your next group / family visit!

Excite – Imagination

Our free events throughout the year feature engaging stage performances story telling and hands-on projects that give children and families the chance to explore new ideas and media.

Create – An Impression

From nationally-known children’s entertainers to exhibitions of beloved children’s book illustrations, the Arts Center offers experiences that will create lasting family memories.

Share – A Passion

Irving Arts Center offers the perfect framework for adults and children to experience art together. Our weekend Family Fundays give parents and children projects they can co-create, far from daily distractions, using gallery exhibitions for inspiration.

Summer Art Adventure Campers at Irving Arts Center engage in the performing arts.


We love to show off! The Irving Arts Center offers free guided tours of the galleries, sculpture garden and theatres for schools, clubs and corporate groups.

Self-guided tours of the galleries may be taken anytime during gallery hours. Questions? Contact Andy Pate, Patron Service Manager (972) 252-7558 for more information.

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