Niyo Art Gallery

Niyo Art Gallery, Kigali: Hours, Address, Niyo Art Gallery Reviews: 5/5

Niyo Art Gallery
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Niyo Arts center, is a collection of Rwandan creative artists and also hosts different artists from the region. we provide a space for 13 artists in residence to explore their creative talents. contemporary African art works, Music and Dance going with Drumming. Niyo Art Gallery is also dedicated to supporting street children and single mothers living in poverty in Rwanda. Our aim is to change lives through utilizing our artistic gifts - allowing us to provide basic necessities, such as education, health care, shelter, food etc. Our founder NIYONSENGA Pacifique has delved into a humanitarian visionary, bottomless barrel of music and art through multiple mediums in his decades-spanning practice. He expresses the very essence of every particular theme in a simple yet sensual and fascinating technique. According to Niyosenga, art and music help youth serve as evidence that something as easy as a beat of the drum contributes to the fight against global poverty.
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Liesel81
Kigali Province, Rwanda614 contributions
Art as a medium of change
May 2021 • Solo
Using arts as medium of change. The Niyo Art Gallery supports over 125 Street children with education, healthcare and food. 40 % of the sales of artworks goes to this course. The center offers painting and drumming classes. If you are in rwanda looking for some art as well as a way to give back then the Niyo Arts Gallery is for you.
Written May 8, 2021
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Lucy-Anna K
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Beautiful gallery, welcoming vibe
Jan 2021 • Solo
Beautiful gallery with a fantastic selection of paintings. I felt very welcome and had a great evening painting with some of the artists.
Written March 17, 2021
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Sylvia M
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Best Art Gallery in Kigali
Mar 2021 • Solo
The artist are very talented and work are so beautiful. Walking into the Art Gallery you get full experience.
Written March 15, 2021
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Paul H
2 contributions
Favourite gallery in Kigali
Mar 2021 • Couples
This is such a beautiful, vibrant gallery, and my favourite in Kigali by far. It has just been completely redone, with beautiful and affordable pieces by 15+ very talented Rwandan artists. Best of all they support not just artists but school fees for vulnerable children. Definitely a must-see in Rwanda! Some of the artists are usually there to discuss their work, and Niyo is inspiring and very friendly.
Written March 15, 2021
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Izabayo E
11 contributions
Recommended
Feb 2021
you want a place to chill? please visit Niyo Arts Gallery you will thank me later, and as well if you want the best Tour guide please, Niyo Tours has the most. try them!!!!
Written March 12, 2021
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Bede H
2 contributions
Niyo ART Gallery Review
Oct 2020
Niyo Art Gallery is a must see in Kigali for anyone who loves art. They have fantastic pieces in the collection and support a great cause. The owner is lovely and great to talk to if you get the chance. This gallery really shows some of the potential of the Kigali art scene and the things to come!
Written October 8, 2020
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Sergio G
Asolo, Italy3 contributions
A must in Kigali
Jul 2020
This place is a must in Kigali. A huge number of evocative paintings. And Pacifique, the founder, is a man full of life. I recommend this place.
Written July 29, 2020
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fanny b
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Great cause, beautiful place!
Jul 2020
A must-see in Kigali! The gallery has an impressive collection of beautiful paintings. I highly recommend visiting the centre, built around such an important cause . The staff and owner are truly passionate and extremely friendly. Thank you!
Written July 25, 2020
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africanaddict
Kigali, Rwanda570 contributions
A delightful gallery - small enough to take it all in, and large enough to see great variety
Jul 2020
This is a lovely art gallery very close to the US Embassy and the Kigali Public Library - an easy walk from either location. When we visited, Niyo (founder/owner) of the gallery was there and shared with us his story and the history of the gallery. 40% of the proceeds from sales of paintings goes back into the Niyo Foundation for working with street kids.

The gallery carries quite a few artists - across the range from those more on the beginner's end of the spectrum, all the way to artists who are very advanced and talented. It's a joy to walk through and look at all the art, and learn a bit about the various artists whom we fancied.

They ship around the world, so don't be concerned about suitcase space.

Well worth the trip!
Written July 2, 2020
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tdrip
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Everyone should visit Niyo!!!
Aug 2019 • Friends
The Niyo Arts Center is a wonderful place full of so many happy, smiling children and staff members that welcome you in like an old friend. Every piece of art purchased helps by giving back to the community for the children who utilize the facility. The handmade crafts are absolutely beautiful! Getting to watch all the children dance and sing made me want to jump up and dance myself, and they will even teach you how to dance! This place definitely solidified Rwanda as somewhere I want to come back and visit again and again. From the paintings and crafts in the gallery, to the dancing and drumming, there is something that everyone will love when they come visit. Definitely the highlight of my trip and a must for anyone visiting Kigali!
Written November 9, 2019
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