The 8th annual Islamic Arts Festival was held in Houston
The Islamic Arts Festival held on the 11th and 12th of December was attended by over 6000 visitors.
By: Islamic Arts Society
The event showcased the art of 45 artists who were at hand to engage the visitors. This was the largest display of Islamic arts under one roof anywhere in America. Some emerging artists as well as students from local schools also displayed their art pieces. Visitors especially enjoyed the live interactive sessions including calligraphy, Ebru, painting and children's art activities. Over 6000 visitors attended the event over two days which was popular among people of all ages. Texas State Representatives Lacey Hull, Toma Oliverson, Sam Harless, Jacey Jetton, Jon Rosenthal & Harris County Commissioner Jack Cagle were among many dignitaries who attended the festival.
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. The oldest and largest festival of Islamic arts brought people from diverse cultures, faiths and backgrounds together for a weekend of learning, fun and festivity.
To learn more about Islamic Arts Society for Houston visit our website at http://www.islamicartssociety.org