Inaugural Islamic Arts Society Gala held in Houston
By: Islamic Arts Society
Inaugural Islamic Arts Society Gala set a new standard in Houston! Museum like art display, sit down dinner, on-time start and finish. One of a kind Gala in Houston people will remember for a long time to come!
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 art enthusiasts as well as members of all denomination of Muslim, Jewish, Christian and Sikh communities 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.
Dr. Aimée Froom, the curator of Arts of the Islamic World at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, spoke highly about Islamic Arts Society's annual arts festival, as well as the Museum's partnership with the Society to bring quality Islamic art programs to the city.
The guests also heard from Sana Mirza, about her journey as an artist with the Islamic Arts Society.
Chairman of the Islamic Arts Society Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin said that arts is a universal language and through art we are engaging people of diverse backgrounds and bringing them together.
During the Gala evening, attendees enjoyed the Islamic arts display in a museum like setting while enjoying live Oud music, and took part in the silent auction aimed to raise funds for the Islamic Arts Society Building Bridges through arts program.