The Irving Arts Center is more than an art gallery, and it’s more than a theater or concert venue. Consisting of four galleries, two theaters, an outdoor sculpture garden, and a variety of meeting space on a 10 acre-site, the Irving Arts Center is a symphony for the senses. As a member of the Smithsonian Affiliations program, the Arts Center often presents traveling exhibitions from the Smithsonian Institution, as well as a mix of contemporary and traditional exhibitions from established and emerging artists.
The outdoor sculpture garden is home to several permanent and temporary installations, including Star Flower by world renowned sculptor James Surls. With its winding walkway, luscious gardens and calming water features, the sculpture garden is a hidden treasure in Irving. The Center is also home to two fully-equipped theaters that feature more than 200 performances annually. Twelve Founding Organizations representing symphonies, cultural groups, choruses, theater and ballet offer a wide variety of performances.