11th Annual Islamic Arts Festival

The 11th Islamic Arts Festival will be held in Houston on November 9th & 10th, 2024. The event will take place at the University of Houston and will attract visitors and artists from across the USA. It is the largest and oldest festival of Islamic arts in the USA.

This year, the 11th anniversary of the Islamic Arts Festival is set to be a unique celebration. To complement our existing two-day display of visual art, a film festival, comedy show, and Sufi music entertainment program will be introduced. This is a significant milestone for our society as we transition from our suburban location to the heart of the city at the University of Houston, a move that will amplify our reach and enable us to introduce Islamic art to a wider American audience.

Over the years, the festival has drawn visitors and artists from all corners of the United States, fostering connections and collaborations and sparking creativity. It’s a platform for established artists to network, collaborate, and inspire, while also providing a space for emerging and student artists to showcase their talent.

The 2024 festival will feature a captivating live performance by the Al-Firdaus Ensemble from Spain, and Preacher Moss will bring laughter with his stand-up comedy show. The event will also host a film festival, a spoken art program, and an academic seminar organized in collaboration with the University of Houston’s Kathrine G. McGovern College of The Arts. There will also be art workshops for those interested in learning Islamic art.

With over 5,000 pieces of art by more than 50 artists on display, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy, appreciate, and purchase art. This festival is considered by many to be the best place to buy Islamic art in America. They can also engage in interactive art sessions, learn about Islamic art and culture, attend workshops, and savor ethnic food. Live demonstrations on calligraphy, henna tattoos, ebru, painting, and a variety of children’s art activities will further enrich the festival experience.
Get ready for a fun-filled two-day program!

Free Admissions! All Welcome!

University of Houston, Student Center South 4455 University Dr, Houston, TX 77204

Saturday 9th of November: Visual Arts Display. 10.30 AM-5.30 PM Comedy Show and Entertainment. 6.00 PM- 10.30 PM.
Sunday 10th of November: 10.30 AM-5.30 PM
Visual Arts Display

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Meet Internationally Acclaimed Artists

Each year, several famous artists in the field of Islamic art attend our festival. During the 2023 Festival Haji Noor Deen, Behnaz Karjoo, Moina Sajjad, Jennifer Usman, and Paul Barchilon were the featured artists. Stay tuned for the upcoming announcements and find out who is coming to the festival this year.

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About The Islamic Arts Society

The Islamic Arts Festival is organized by the Islamic Arts Society. The Islamic Arts Society aims to share the rich heritage of Islamic Arts. 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 American community together.

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10th Annual Islamic Arts Festival 2023

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