7th Annual Islamic Arts Festival (Online)
The Islamic Arts Society is organizing the 7th annual Islamic Arts Festival on the 5th and 6th of December, 2020. The art show will be held online this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The online art festival will feature art auctions and an online art mall, displaying artwork from over 40 artists. Visitors will have the option to bid on or to buy magnificent artwork from the comfort of their homes. In addition, there will be live interactive sessions on calligraphy, henna tattoo, Ebru, painting, Arabesque pattern coloring and lots of children’s activities.
Our festival is the largest and oldest continuously running Festival of Islamic Arts in the USA and attracts artists and visitors from all over America.
The event is free and everyone is welcome for this fun filled family oriented online event!
ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS
Beautify your homes and bring some Barakah into your lives! Buy exquisite pieces of Islamic art from the comfort of your home. From paintings to calligraphy, Ebru and woodwork; you have a wide variety to select from.
Masters At Work
Join renowned artists Muhammad Zaman & Nizar Macnojia as they create life size murals of Islamic Art on the 5th & 6th of December. Watch the masters as they start the mural in the morning and finish it by the end of the day. As the day progresses you will see the step by step transformation of random brushstrokes into beautiful art.
See the beautiful Turkish art of Ebru as our talented artists mystically create colorful art patterns on water. Each enchanting stroke creates a mesmerizing pattern on water which is then magically transferred to paper.
A Full hour of Children’s art activities brought to you by The Asia Society. Learn to make the famous Moroccan lanterns, color the prayer rug, watch the Ottoman art of shadow puppets and draw geometric patterns.
Listen to Master story-teller Benyam Van Hattum as he brings to life traditional stories from the Muslim lands. Get ready for a memorable a journey of entertainment, fun and wittiness not only exploring enduring questions about power, justice, knowledge and love but also divine interventions.
Muslim Journeys Art Spot
Short videos presenting Islamic Artforms as integral part of Muslim societies. See how Islam encourages the pursuit of art and beauty in our daily lives. Created by Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies and the National Endowment for the Humanities these videos are a treat to anyone wishing to learn the connection between art & Islam.
Calligraphy of Names & Duas
Watch our master calligraphers as they magically write your names or favorite Duas. Be mesmerized by the mysterious movement of the reed pen as it creates beautiful art on paper. Calligraphy is considered the highest form of Islamic art, emphasizing the importance of the written word in Islam.
Hooked on Henna
Learn to make beautiful and delicate henna patterns by our expert henna artists. The class will take you from the basics of henna tattoo to the most intricate patterns for creating beauty that will be a joy to remember forever!
Join our expert calligraphers as they teach you the art of Islamic Calligraphy. The act of writing from the Quran is not only an exalted artform in Islam but also considered meditation in its own right. Challenge not only your artistic abilities but also gain some barakah by joining the class.
Join our panel of world class Islamic Art experts as they talk about the influence of Islamic Art in the contemporary art scene in America! Our experts are sure to wow your mind and show you the relevance of Islamic Art in our day to day life.
Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World
Watch a segment of the internationally acclaimed “Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World” specially prepared for the 7th annual Islamic Art Festival by the Unity Productions Foundation (UPF). Explore the themes of the Word, Space, Ornament, Color and Water and see the stories behind many great masterworks of Islamic Art and Architecture.
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.