LUMINOUS Fest is Canada’s first Black Muslim Arts Festival, founded by Timaj Garad in 2017. The festival is an all-day multi-disciplinary arts festival celebrating the contributions of Black Muslims. This family-friendly features musical, theatrical, and spoken word performances, arts-based workshops, live painting, a drumming circle, a full bazaar with vendors across the city, and a live panel discussion.
LUMINOUS Fest is a response to the erasure of Black Muslim identity in our communities and the need to celebrate, acknowledge, and witness the contributions of Black Muslims to the cultural and artistic landscape of Toronto. We hope that through this festival, we can build and uplift community while enjoying some of the best art and entertainment this city has to offer!