The Irving Art Association (IAA) is dedicated to visual arts and artists in the Irving area. Established in 1956, IAA is committed to supporting year-round art appreciation and educational opportunities. The schedule includes gallery exhibits, art activities, meetings, events, and classes & workshops in art.

This last year our schedule and activities have been curtailed because of the pandemic. However, we are planning a Grand Reopening in September, when we will resume a schedule of gallery exhibits and hours, monthly meetings with art demonstrations, and more workshops, including a return to the monthly Free Basic Art Classes.

Currently, we offer participation in exhibits and free art activities like Tuesday Painters and Friday night Open Art Meetups. We’re also co-sponsoring the annual Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition, now on exhibit at the Irving Arts Center with $10,000 in awards.

Questions? Email info@irvingart.org. To follow us, sign up for IAA Updates.


Workshops, workshop series, and art activities are offered on a limited basis. Registration is required and class size is limited to 10 artists. Age 17+. To register or for more information, click on the images below. Subscribe to IAA Updates for information on classes & workshops in 2021. WE NEED INSTRUCTORS -- if you're interested contact us at info@irvingart.org to reserve a time. Instructors may set fees for their students.

Click on the image to register via Meetup. Or email info@irvingart.org

FREE Art Groups

Free art groups are open to the public – RESERVATION required. Masks, anti-infection & social distancing measures observed. Limit of 10 artists.

Come paint & create with us! All media welcome — crafters too. Bring a sack lunch for day groups. Oil painters, please us odorless turps. Bring your own art supplies.

  • Tuesday Painters - Hours: 10:30am - 3pm weekly. Work on your own art & craft projects. Contact Victoria at vlr310303@gmail.com.
  • Friday Open Art Night Meetups - Hours: 7-9pm Volunteer instructor-led art & craft projects. Sign up through Meetup or contact info@irvingart.org. May be a small supply fee. Note: If you'd like to be a volunteer instructor, contact us info@irvingart.org. Click on the image above for the schedule.

The Jaycee Park Center for the Arts at 1975 Puritan Ave. hosts the Irving Art Association galleries. Masks appreciated. Gallery hours: Sundays 1-5 pm. Tues. 10:30 - 3:30 (Tuesday Painters) Hours to be expanded in the fall. Note: Construction on Puritan Dr. is blocking routes from the west — see Directions for alternate routes throughout 2020-21. To make a reservation contact info@irvingart.org or call 972-721-2488 during gallery hours.

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