Islamic Arts Society Gala was held in Houston
The Islamic Arts Society held its inaugural Gala in Houston last weekend
By: Islamic Arts Society
The Islamic Arts Society aims to share the rich heritage of Islamic Arts. The purpose of our first Gala was to celebrate our success, raise awareness about our events and to raise funds for our programs.
The black-tie art event was attended by many local ethnic and religious communities including members of all denomination of Muslim, Jewish, Christian and Sikh and other groups that call Houston home. With Mayor Sylvester Turner as keynote speaker, and over 500 local and state dignitaries and religious leaders, this event marked an important milestone towards bringing the Houston community together. The host committee was led by Mr. Shoukat Dhanani, Mr. Ayaz Nasser and Mr. Charles Foster and a number of civic and community leaders served as members of the host committee.
During the Gala evening, attendees enjoyed the Islamic arts display in a museum like setting and took part in the silent auction aimed to raise funds for the Islamic Arts Society Building Bridges through arts program.