T I M A J . G A R A D
Writer . Performer . Arts Educator
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LUMINOUS Fest

LUMINOUS Fest is Canada’s first Black Muslim Arts Festival - an all-day multi-disciplinary arts festival celebrating the contributions of Black Muslims. This family-friendly event is hosted by Timaj Garad features musical and spoken word performances, arts-based workshops, live painting, and a live panel discussion on the theme Black Muslim Art Matters.

This year’s ground-breaking event was a beautiful gathering of over 250 community members on Eid-ul-Fitr weekend 2018, June 16th 2018 at Confederation Park (250 Dolly Varden Blvd.). Luminous Fest 2019 preparations are underway - donations and/ sponsorship to fund this initiative are now being accepted, we welcome future contributors to the 2nd annual LUMINOUS Fest 2019! Contact me to find out how to support.

This event is open to all and intended as a space for community to gather as we amplify the voices of Black Muslims, honoring stories that heal, educate, inspire, and call us to build healthier communities.

LUMINOUS Fest 2018 was supported and funded by the Toronto Arts Council, City of Toronto, and Arts in the Park Toronto 

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