10th Islamic Arts Festival 2023
The Islamic Arts Society wishes to thank its patrons and friends for making the 10th annual Islamic Arts Festival a resounding success. The event was held on the 9th and 10th of December, 2023 at Masjid Al-Salaam, 16700 Old Louetta Road, Spring. TX 77379.
This was our most successful event yet; over 7000 visitors attended the festival over two days. The event showcased the art of over 50 artists who were at hand to engage the visitors. This was the largest display of Islamic arts under one roof anywhere in America.
To mark our 10th- anniversary several famous artists appeared at the Islamic Arts Festival in Houston, TX this year at the invitation of Ibn Sina Foundation. These include world-renowned Chinese- Arabic Calligrapher Haji Noor Deen, illumination artist Behnaz Karjoo from New York, Geometric art expert Jennifer Usman from Chicago, Geometer and ceramic artist Paul Barchilon from Colorado, and Calligrapher Moina Sajjad from Dallas. Some of these artists also conducted illumination and Islamic Geometric art workshops during the festival.
Visitors especially enjoyed the live interactive art demonstrations including calligraphy, Ebru, henna, painting, and children’s art activities. The Asia Society, the Children’s Museum of Houston, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston supervised the children’s art section this year. Ethnic cuisine from Food Trucks was also available to the visitors and added a festive flavor to the festival.
Over 7000 visitors from all over the USA attended the event over two days. A large number of native Houstonians attended the festival which aims to break divisions based on religion or race. By some estimates, this is the largest interfaith event in Houston. Texas State Representatives Tom Oliverson, Lacey Hll, Jon Rosenthal, Suleiman Lalani, Judge Rabeea Collier and Judge Brittnaye Morris, and Sugarland City Council Member Naushad Keramally were among many dignitaries who attended the festival.