The Irish Arts Center is thriving!
The new building is nearing completion, they have a lovely new website, and the annual Gala is just around the corner. Things are booming for the IAC, that is certain!
Almost Home: The Capital Campaign for the New Irish Arts Center is the website devoted to the IAC’s new building project. Gabriel’s video outlining the goals of the project is available on this page. Much progress has been made over the past few years and the building is going to be an outstanding center for Irish arts and learning. One of the most important new features for those of us who do not live in New York City is the planned “digital platform”:
The New Irish Arts Center will be equipped with technology to project Irish Arts Center performances and education programs on the digital platform through podcasts, online classes, event streaming and other emerging forms of interactive learning.
Visit the campaign website to learn more about this inspiring project, such a brilliant example of a community coming together to achieve greatness.
The new IAC building at night
The Irish Arts Center’s new website is more functional, very modern, and shiny! Lots of BIG pictures, plenty of information about upcoming events, and all you would expect of a great web re-design. You can join the IAC, sign up for the newsletter, and learn all about the organization and its activities. Very nicely done, IAC!
Spirit of Ireland Gala
Finally (and the reason you clicked on this article in the first place, am I right?), the annual Spirit of Ireland Gala is scheduled for Friday, October 13 (an unlucky date, but this is sure to be a lucky event!) and will honor the beloved multihyphenate Steve Martin, poet and author Paul Muldoon, and Sharon Patrick, one of the powers behind the Martha Stewart brand. Honorary co-chairs Gabriel Byrne and Liam Neeson will be on hand to oversee the festivities and there will be pictures to be shared after the event.
More information is at the website, including ticket purchases for those of you fortunate enough to be able to attend!