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Islamic Arts Society aims to share the rich heritage of arts in Islam.  The society organizes events to celebrate our culture and promote the positive image of our community among Muslims and non-Muslims. Art is a common language and binds diverse communities. By promoting Islamic arts we hope to promote mutual understanding and to bring the broader Houston community together. 

 

 

 OUR PROGRAMS

Islamic Arts Festival: Our flagship event in fall every year that attracts over 5000 people. The Festival brings people from diverse cultures, faiths and backgrounds together for a day of learning, fun and festivity.

Islamic Arts Day: A fun filled, family oriented education day for introduction to Islamic Arts that is popular among children as well as adults

Islamic Art Classes: A weekend art class during the summer and spring break for the more serious learner who wants some hands on practice on learning Islamic arts. We teach painting, calligraphy, woodwork & ceramics.

Art Display: We organize Islamic Art display events in art galleries, libraries and museums. Our travelling display of Islamic Arts is an excellent source of cultural education and entertainment.

Art Demonstration: Our live art demonstrations bring color and creativity to your events. Our interactive sessions on Calligraphy, henna, Ebru & Live paintings are very popular and provide good source of entertainment and education.

Outreach Events: We are proud to partner with nonprofit organizations, schools, libraries, churches and mosques for cultural and educational activities pertaining to Islamic Arts. We can provide art exhibits, live art demonstrations or art pieces for charity auctions depending upon your needs.

IAS City Hall Exhibit

 

 

 

 

 

"Arts of the Islamic World" Exhibit Opens at Houston City Hall

Islamic Art dates back to the 7th century and consists of the arts produced in lands inhabited by Muslims. It covers numerous places and people over the course of some 1,400 years. Islamic Art is not limited to religious art. It is also seen in day to day utilitarian objects as well as in architecture. It encompasses the rich and diverse cultures of Islamic societies.

In spite of this diversity, certain underlying themes and similarities unify and link the art across the Islamic world. These include architecture, arts of the books (calligraphy and manuscript illumination), and arts of objects such as ceramics, glass, textiles and metalwork. Each of these was decorated with calligraphy, geometric patterns, arabesque, scrolling patterns, and floral or plant designs.

This exhibit by the Islamic Arts Society of Houston artists, provides a glimpse of the diversity and richness of arts in the Islamic world.

The exhibit is showcased at Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St., Houston TX 77002 and will be on display from July 3rd through August 31st, 2017.

Mayor Sylvester Turner scheduled to attend reception on 25th of July at 5pm at the Legacy Reception Room at the City Hall. Reception is by registration only, please email info@islamicartssociety.com to book your eat for the reception.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

4th Annual Islamic Arts Festival

16700 Old Louetta Road, Spring, TX 77379

November 11th & 12th, 2017. 10.30 am till 6pm
Our Flagship event attended by over 5000 people. The Arts Festival brought people from diverse cultures, faiths and backgrounds together for a day of learning, fun and festivity.
 
 

Islamic Arts Exhibition at Kingwood Library

4400 Bens View lane, Kingwood, TX 77339
June 1st till June 30th, 2017. 10am till 9pm
Month long display of Islamic Arts at Kingwood Branch Library with Ebru Art Demonstration by Artist Nihal Sonmez on Tuesday 6th of June at 10.30am 
  

Houston City Hall Exhibition 

901 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
July 1st till August 31st, 2017
An Islamic Arts exhibit arranged by Islamic Arts Society in collaboration with the Mayor's office on Cultural Affairs and curated by Harambee Art Gallery.
 
 

Islamic Arts Exhibition at Octavia Fields Library

1503 S Houston Ave, Humble, TX 77338
July 5th till July 31st, 2017. 10am till 5pm
Month long display of Islamic Arts at The Humble Library with Islamic Arts Workshop arranged by artist Zohra Siddiqui on the 15th of July at 1pm

 

Open Mosque Day at Champions Masjid

16700 Old Louetta Road, Spring TX 77379
August 19th 2017, 12pm till 2.30 pm
Our artists will showcase Islamic Arts during the Interfaith Open Mosque Day organized by ICNA

 

 PAST EVENTS

 

Islamic Arts Festival, 2016

7 hours ago
Hassan Studio

Opening Reception of "Arts of the Islamic World" exhibition at Houston City Hall on the 25th of July was organized by Islamic Arts Society & MOCA (Mayors Office of Cultural Affairs". Mayor Sylvester ... See more

"Arts of the Islamic World" Exhibit Opens at Houston City Hall - Inaugurated by Mayor Sylvester Turner of Houston, Texas

21 hours ago

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1 day ago
Photos from Islamic Arts Society's post

Final touches being given for the opening reception of the Arts of the Islamic world exhibit at Houston City Hall. Mayor Sylvester Turner to inaugurate tomorrow.

6 days ago
Timeline Photos

"Arts of the Islamic World" Exhibit Opening Reception at Houston City Hall on 7/25/2017 at 4.30 pm to 7.00 pm. Mayor Sylvester Turner to attend.

6 days ago
Octavia Fields Library brings historical Islamic Art to Humble residents

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No amount of rain could keep more than 80 people from gathering at the library to browse a collection of artwork that expressed the historical Arabic calligraphy based off the Arabic alphabet. ... See more

1 week ago
Photos from Islamic Arts Society's post

More than 60 very enthusiastic participants took part in the IAS Henna and Calligraphy workshop at the Humble library today. IAS artist Zohra Siddiqui gave a powerpoint presentation about Henna art ... See more

2 weeks ago
Photos from Islamic Arts Society's post

Month long display of Islamic Arts started at Octavia Fields library in Humble today. There will be a demonstration of Calligraphy and Henna art on the 15th of July between 1 and 3 pm. Attendance is ... See more

2 weeks ago
IAS And Mayor's office Of Cultural Affair Reception

Arts of the Islamic World" Exhibit Opens at Houston City Hall with a reception on 7/24/2017 at 5.00 pm

Islamic Art dates back to the 7th century and consists of the arts produced in lands inhabited ... See more

Arts of the Islamic World" Exhibit Opens at Houston City Hall with a reception on 7/24/2017 at 5.00 pm

Islamic Art dates back to the 7th century and consists of the arts produced in lands inhabited ... See more

3 weeks ago
Timeline Photos

"Arts of the Islamic World" Exhibit Opens at Houston City Hall

Islamic Art dates back to the 7th century and consists of the arts produced in lands inhabited by Muslims. It covers numerous places ... See more

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