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Irving Arts Center

  1. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    July 1, 2018 - September 2, 2018 @ Irving Arts Center

    The exhibition aims to explore the idea of travel and American culture through interactive photography. Vernacular photographs taken in the 1950s and ‘60s are featured and paired with contemporary photographs Natalie Slater shot along the modern day Route 66, from the same locations and vantage points. The images are backlit and overlaid inside interactive light boxes to create a unique road trip experience, with a view towards both past and present. Exhibit located in Carpenter Lobby. Gallery Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday

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  2. The Sunflower State Multi-Arts Adventure Camp

    July 16, 2018, 8:00 AM - July 20, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Land of Oz. In Kansas, discover American Indian-inspired fiber art, recycled costumes, Vincent Van Gogh’s sunflowers and much more! For kids 6 to 12.

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  3. Summer Road Trip Fun! Intro to Art Mini-Camp

    July 16, 2018, 9:30 AM - July 20, 2018, 11:30 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    Campers will paint, draw and use their imaginations to explore and create a super fun summer road trip along the legendary “Main Street of America,” Route 66. For ages 4 to 5.

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  4. One Act Play Contest, Irving Parks and Recreation

    July 20, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    Cheer on young thespians, ages 7 to 17, from Irving Parks and Recreation Department’s summer drama classes who will perform in short, one-act plays. These students have been encouraged to develop their artistic voices while learning about all aspects of drama and the fundamentals of acting. Awards will be presented for best play, actor and actress.

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  5. George Washington Slept Here, MainStage

    July 20, 2018, 7:30 PM - August 4, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Dupree Theater

    Directed by B.J. Cleveland, MainStage brings a classic comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman to the stage. The central figure in the story, Newton Fuller, just wants “a little place in the country to call his own.” Despite disgust from his city-slicker wife and daughter, Newton drags his family out to their own personal “Green Acres,” a wreck of a homestead with broken windows, falling plaster and a cow in the kitchen. But with a little bit of faith and a lot of guts, maybe Newton can make this house into a home?

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  6. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    July 21, 2018 - August 18, 2018 @ Irving Arts Center

    Two- and three-dimensional artworks by artists of all ages. Prizes are presented in three categories: Youth, Nonprofessional and Professional with an overall “Best of Show” prize also awarded. In celebration of the iconic Route 66, participating members have been invited to create artwork that explores the sights and history along America’s great Mother Road and/or the theme of road trips and summer vacations. Reception July 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. Gallery Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday

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  7. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    July 21, 2018 - August 25, 2018 @ Irving Arts Center

    Artwork from Irving Arts Center’s summer art campers are featured. Through photography, painting, sculpture and more, see how these talented young artists were inspired by the summer camp. Exhibit located in Focus Gallery. Reception July 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. Gallery Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday

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  8. Saturday Farmers Market, Four Seasons Markets

    July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    Four Seasons Markets is a European-style market where ranchers, farmers, specialty food producers and artisanal craftsmen can interact with customers and other vendors in a colorful, exciting, family friendly atmosphere that mimics the village markets popular throughout Europe. Shop the market every Saturday, then cool off while browsing the galleries. Farmers Market is located in the North Parking Lot of the Irving Arts Center.

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  9. Bonus Summer Sunday Funday

    July 22, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Suite 200

    Concurrent with the public receptions for the 18th Annual Art Connection Members’ Show and KidsArts/KidsWorks exhibitions, Irving Arts Center will offer free guided craft projects inspired by these two exhibitions. Drop in anytime between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to participate!

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  10. America’s Heartland Teen Scene Camp

    July 23, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    Draw inspiration from photographers from America’s heartland and create art inspired by the murals and architecture of Route 66, from the classic kitsch of roadside motels to the grandeur of the St. Louis Gateway Arch. For ages 13 to 16.

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  11. The Show Me State Multi-Arts Adventure Camp

    July 23, 2018, 8:00 AM - July 27, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    “From BoatHenge” and other lawn art creations to small town murals and city scenes, the Show Me State will have you dancing a jazz-inspired number. Campers can don wearable sculptures called “Soundsuits” and will produce art to match these wonders using a variety of materials including special puffy paint, perfect for recreating a Route 66 roadside diner neon sign!

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  12. Saturday Farmers Market, Four Seasons Markets

    July 28, 2018, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    Four Seasons Markets is a European-style market where ranchers, farmers, specialty food producers and artisanal craftsmen can interact with customers and other vendors in a colorful, exciting, family friendly atmosphere that mimics the village markets popular throughout Europe. Shop the market every Saturday, then cool off while browsing the galleries. The farmers market is located in the North Parking Lot of the Irving Arts Center.

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  13. Cuttin’ Up, IMOC Productions

    July 29, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    A beauty shop experience not to forget, “Cuttin’ Up at The Beauty Shop” is a new stage play from IMOC Productions. Audiences are in for a treat with irreverent, lighthearted comedy taking place in the unlikeliest of settings, the beauty shop! Do not miss this one-night-only engagement!

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  14. Get Your Kicks on Route 66, Theatre Camp with Child’s Play Touring Theater

    July 30, 2018, 8:00 AM - August 4, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    Students create, write, produce and perform an original production guided by the pros from Child’s Play Touring Theater. For ages 7 to 14.

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