Islamic Arts Society organized the third annual Islamic arts festival in Houston on the 29th & 30th of October 2016. The event was an outstanding success and children and adults enjoyed different forms of Islamic arts including calligraphy, Ebru, henna, glass, woodwork, ceramic and paintings. Interactive sessions including demonstration of Ebru, oil painting, calligraphy and storytelling were very popular among children and adults alike. The art festival showcased the art of 30 artists and was visited by over 5000 people. The Arts Festival brought people from diverse cultures, faiths and backgrounds together for a day of learning, fun and festivity. Many of our brothers and sisters from other faiths attended the festival and appreciated the opportunity to visit our place of worship for the first time.
Here is a sampling of the festivities in the form of a picture collage.
Very beautiful, I appreciate the opportunity to see your culture
Thank you for welcoming us to your beautiful festival
Thank you for showing us your culture
This was our first visit, thank you for sharing.
Great place to come and learn about culture, religion and traditions
Very much enjoyed the unique artwork. We appreciate the opportunity and experience
Beautiful artwork, thank you for opening up your space
Very educational and enjoyable. Learned so much, more people need to see this, E Kheer
Beautiful display, I learned about the religion as well
I loved the creativity of art from the local community. The organization was amazing.
I really enjoyed the visit to this very peaceful place. Wonderful people and a good way to learn about your culture
Thank you IAS for this wonderful chance to see Islamic art and to meet some wonderful people. The artists were gracious in talking about their work
My Guide was very patient, helpful and informative. I felt like I made a friend and he makes me want to return next year with my family.
We felt welcomed and learned so much
We came from 3 hours away and it was worth it!
Lovely art! Lovely people! Thank you for your hospitality.
Thank you for inviting the community
Everyone was so friendly & Helpful
Artists were willing to accommodate
Pleasant environment, everyone so welcoming
It was nice to talk to artists
Everyone was very nice to me and my family
Incredibly beautiful and insanely intricate. Love it
Superb display of art
Unique perspective into art
Beautiful art, high quality
Absolutely breathtaking art
Gorgeous and unique
Exceptional display of art
Different styles of art is amazing
Very well organized
Very professional setup
More organized than last year
Attention to detail was outstanding
Outstanding, one of the best art events in the nation
Appreciate kid’s activities
Much better than last year
Excellent Dawah activity
Great family event and effort