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Ivuka Arts Centre

P.O. Box 4443, Kigali, Rwanda
250788620560
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Kigali
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries, Cultural
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Mukono, Uganda
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Ivuka Arts Studio was definitely my favorite part of Kigali. It's a short moto ride from Discover Rwanda Hostel. The staff here is awesome and the art.. oh man. It's beautiful. I purchased a painting of penguins and I loved every part of it. Sadly I lost it on the night bus traveling back to my house in Uganda and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The first time I stumbled on Ivuka several years ago I just thought it was some eccentric persons house. My friend and I just stumbled in, led by the intriguing public outdoor display and there was a feeling like entering Oz, discovering something special and entirely unexpected. The compound is wonderful, a place that is very much designed first to... More

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Los Altos, California, USA
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Ivuka Arts Center is the parent of other Kigali art centers in that their proprietors got started here. The art is brave and fun - it almost speaks aloud. I visited with friends in February of 2014 and several of us bought very reasonably priced pieces, which were quickly prepared for travel while we waited. These are unique and stunning... More

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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The facility provides a local community outlet for artists to come together to express their art. The building is an old house with an awesome outside studio out back. The studio has a beautiful view across some fields, be sure to check that out. The artists are usually around and easy to visit with.

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The centre oozes with creativity. The art pieces are really nice, I got 2. The prices are very friendly. Highly recommend to anyone visiting Kigali. An opportunity to influence the young artists' lives.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Definitely worth a visit. This centre has played a key role in establishing an arts scene in Kigali.

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

After visiting Rwanda a number of times, I've made it a habit to stop by Ivuka Arts. A rare third space in Kigali, I've come to soak in the creativity (both of the artwork on display and the artwork-in-progress in the back), to take a couple ad hoc painting classes, and finally to make some purchases of my own. Another... More

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Entebbe, Uganda
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I was here to meet some friends, who work there. but it's an a nice place with a lot of arts and creativity of what is made up in Rwanda

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Such an amazing place to see in Kigali! I went with my family to find piece of art and we ended up walking away with 4! The centre is more than just artwork- there are crafts, jewelry and you can even see young artists working on their pieces right there in front of you. Ivuka also works with underprivileged kids,... More

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The level of talent displayed at this arts centre is breathtaking. A spectacular display of color is on offer and the art pieces albeit pricey are worth it. A lovely glimpse into a growing art scene in Kigali. We got to see an artist creating his masterpiece.

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