$5/person IslamicArt Expo Seed Fund

The 1439 Islamic Art Expo {Ch.I.M.E.S.}

The multicultural interfaith hip annual formal entertainment gala & arts marketplace has been a long time coming...

1,439 years ago, persecuted Muslim Converts keen to preserve their faith and identity abandoned their homes. This mass migration from Mecca to Medina marked the beginning of the calendar still in use today in many of today’s Muslim nations. In America, the year is now 2017, and although July was recently voted “Muslim American Heritage Month” by the LA City Council, much of the politics surrounding Islam and its followers today are still in motion.

Islamic tradition stipulates that there is no God except God, and that prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the last messenger of God. This foundational and unifying belief will be expressed and presented by artists and patrons alike as they engage in diverse presentations of:

-Quranic Recitation
-Architecture & Décor
-Fine Art & Design
-Film & Photography

From hip Muslim artists to celebrated religious scholars, the I.A.E. is sure to challenge preconceived notions of Islam and Art alike.

Art has always had the transcending power to stimulate cultures and educate audiences from any background. The ideal opportunity to appreciate the art of Islam presents itself at the 1439 Islamic Art Expo.

Also open to public Halal Food Festival

*****IAE 2019 Event Goals*****

CHALLENGE: Breakdown barriers associated with negative stereotypes and misconceptions about Islam and its followers as well as CHALLENGE preconceived ideas about Islamic Art.

IDENTITY: Provide a platform to promote the development of the Muslim-American IDENTITY.

MARKETPLACE: Offer a MARKETPLACE where artists can sell their work.

EXPRESSION: Nurture artistic EXPRESSION from within the Muslim-American community.

SOCIAL: Create a judgment-free SOCIAL atmosphere where Muslims-Americans of all backgrounds as well as non-Muslim-Ameircans can come together to celebrate their appreciation of Islamic art. These Muslim-Americans should represent the complete diversity of the Ummah – culturally, socio-economically, and spiritually.


Ummissa Live
Long Beach, CA

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