I S L A M I C A R T S S O C I E T Y
M I S S I O N S T A T E M E N T
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.
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.
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org to book your eat for the reception.
4th Annual Islamic Arts Festival
16700 Old Louetta Road, Spring, TX 77379
Islamic Arts Exhibition at Kingwood Library
Houston City Hall Exhibition
Islamic Arts Exhibition at Octavia Fields Library
Open Mosque Day at Champions Masjid