- Nov. 14, 2019
-- The Islamic Arts Society thanks its patrons and friends for making the 6th annual Islamic Arts Festival a resounding success. The event was held on the 9th & 10th of November 2019 at Masjid Al Salaam, 16700 Old Louetta road, Spring. TX 77379.
The event showcased the art of 48 artists who were at hand to entertain the visitors. This year famous artists Nihad Dukhan from Michigan and Muhammad Zaman from NY also took part in the festival along with local artists including Fahim Somani, Nizar Macnojia, Sana Mirza, Morad Jasim, Basma Amro and many others. Visitors especially enjoyed the live interactive sessions including calligraphy, Ebru, painting and children's art activities. Over 5000 people attended the event that brought people from diverse cultures, faiths and backgrounds together for a weekend of learning, fun and festivity.
An estimated 200,000 Muslims live in the Greater Houston area. The purpose of this event was to celebrate our culture and promote the positive image of our community among Muslims and non-Muslims. Some of the art was displayed inside the prayer area and it gave an opportunity for the non-Muslims to visit a working mosque for the first time. This was a huge step in promoting cultural understanding and in bringing the broader Houston community together.
To learn more about Islamic Arts Society for Houston visit our website at http://www.islamicartssociety.org