Ivuka Arts Kigali

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Ivuka Arts Kigali
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Ivuka Arts Center was the first of the kind space in Rwanda which opened its doors to the public with a major objective of discovering and nurturing local artistic talent.
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GoPlaces797295
13 contributions
Good Place to Visit
Dec 2019
Support local artists -great local place to visit. If you have time, you should stop by and check them out.
Written December 15, 2019
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ksarman
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar6,419 contributions
Stunning
Nov 2019
I love this place
It s full of good vibes and energy
It s an art center an training center a place where they promote local culture
It s full of live thanks to the kids who playing music and dance , the exhibition is beautiful the shop is colorful and it s like an Alibaba Cave
Super spot you should stop here
Written November 15, 2019
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Jeanne C
Medford, MA11 contributions
Beautiful! Well worth a visit!
Oct 2019
We really enjoyed this art gallery. The founders/owners were warm and welcoming and the art work is just beautiful. Two floors of rooms of amazingly talented artists pieces. Also, a cute little cafe for tea or coffee. We highly recommend you stop by while in Kigali.
Written November 11, 2019
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Nic_Blackburn1
Ottawa, Canada33 contributions
Interesting little arts studio
Sep 2018 • Solo
Very nice paintings and art installation. Interesting to talk to the artists and get their ideas and inspirations behind their art pieces.
Written June 24, 2019
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africanaddict
Kigali, Rwanda570 contributions
Interesting stop, but nothing too unusual
Mar 2019 • Couples
We stopped at Ivuka for a bit and found it interesting and the guys working there friendly and helpful, but we weren't wowed by any of the work. There are some good artists in the making, but my goodness, they have certainly priced their work according to a western audience. We found their prices high for the quality of the work - though I'm sure they would be open to negotiate, but it would take some serious negotiation to bring the price in line with the demonstrated talent. We enjoyed walking through the rooms, and they were preparing for an exhibit that night, so they had some wonderful food roasting in the back area. We wish we could have stayed for the food and show! Really nice guys. Artists themselves need some mentoring to justify the prices asked.
Written March 5, 2019
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kylelubieniecki
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
Great art, great people
Nov 2018 • Solo
I actually stayed here for a few nights while in Kigali. JMV was a great host and made me feel comfortable in Kigali. JMV is connected into the Kigali Arts & Culture scene and was able to provide guidance and even took me out to a photography show the first night. The gallery itself has an interesting vibe and is home to some fantastic Rwandan artists.
Written January 14, 2019
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Joshua N
Minto, Australia32 contributions
An awesome place to visit!
Oct 2018 • Solo
The guys that run this place are so passionate about art and exposing art in Rwanda. If you have some spare time, come check this place out - plus the other art centres not far from here - and have a chat with the artists, it'll be a hidden highlight to your time in Kigali!
Written October 26, 2018
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Brenda
Nairobi, Kenya61 contributions
Arts
Dec 2017 • Solo
It's a lovely place with beautiful pieces displayed.
The workshop is right by the property, I was lucky I got the artists in the art and it was amazing.
Great experience!
Written June 30, 2018
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CzechCitizen
Czech Republic50 contributions
Worth a visit
Mar 2018 • Friends
I am not an art collector, but my friends were interested in visiting the place, so I joined them. And I liked one of the pieces so much I ended up buying it. The painting was somewhat pricier than what you might expect, especially if you are under the presumption that everything in sub-Saharan Africa must be cheap, but it was still a steal, considering it was an original art piece that no one else in the world has. I was also lucky that the artist was in the backyard of the gallery, where he was teachings painting to local kids, so he was able to join me for a few minutes and tell me something about the artwork.

I have not visited any other gallery in Kigali, but Ivuka Arts Centre felt fresh and vibrant, the art was top notch, and everyone involved was delightful and knowledgeable.
Written May 6, 2018
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Dharshana Weerakoon
Gampaha, Sri Lanka488 contributions
Worth to Visit for sure.
Mar 2018 • Solo
Ivuka Arts Centre is Worth to Visit for sure in Kigali Rwanda. Had a great time of visiting the place.
Written March 7, 2018
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