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About the Islamic Arts Society

Our History

In 2014, four Houstonians met at a small exhibition on Islamic arts curated by a local museum in Spring, TX. In a fortunate turn of serendipity, they bonded by their common interest and came together to put up a small art show in their local mosque. They gathered other artists who shared their interest in Islamic Arts and organized the first-ever Islamic Arts Festival in Houston. They came from varied backgrounds: an architect, a physician, an engineer, a housewife, a store owner, and a student, but they had one thing in common: their passion to create Islamic Arts! Together, they create beauty on canvas, paper, wood, glass, and ceramic tiles. Together, they laid the foundations of the Islamic Arts Society. The Islamic Arts Society has grown over the years to become an umbrella organization of artists creating Islamic art in the USA. 

The Islamic Arts Society is a 501C3 Non-Profit organization and aims to promote the rich heritage of arts in Islam. The society organizes events to celebrate our culture and promote the positive image of our community. 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.

Our flagship event is the Islamic Arts Festival in the Fall, which is attended by over 6,000 people every year. The Arts Festival brings people from diverse cultures, faiths, and backgrounds together for a day of learning, fun, and festivity. In addition, we organize various arts display events throughout the year in art galleries, libraries, and museums. We also arrange art education days and interfaith events.

Every year, we participate in the Asia Festival and the International Festival in Houston. Our live art demonstrations have brought color to many events in Houston, and our artists have helped raise over 50K in charity auctions in Houston. We also arrange classes on Islamic arts. Our introductory classes on Islamic arts are very popular among young students and adults.

Our Mission

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.