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Art Colors Life!

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. For artists, we offer a wealth of information and resources. No matter your level of artistic ability, all those with a passion for the arts, should consider the Irving Arts Center’s members-only visual arts program. Art Connection offers exclusive opportunities, access and invitations; join today and see why it is Irving Arts Center’s best kept secret.


Board Service

Board service is an excellent way to have a substantial, and ongoing, impact in your community. As a member of a dedicated team of concerned and engaged citizens, you can identify long-term goals, seek out diverse opportunities for collaboration, and brainstorm—as well as potentially implement—innovative strategies for lasting change.

Other great reasons to join a nonprofit board of directors? Here are just a few:

  • Learning more about the nuts and bolts of nonprofit governance as well as getting hands-on experience with such tasks as strategic planning, financial management, and grantwriting
  • Honing and actively demonstrating your leadership skills (board service looks great on a resume or CV!)
  • Getting a behind-the-scenes look at internal organizational systems such as nonprofit management, human resources, fundraising and resource development, and volunteer resource management