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“First place to look for art in Addis”
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St. George Gallery
Ranked #7 of 15 Shopping in Addis Ababa
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

Very nice little art gallery in a tidy compound tucked behind the Sheraton hotel. High quality artwork, textiles, and home furnishings. Instead of overwhelming with a high volume of art pieces, display a small number of items from a select group of artists. I disagree somewhat with earlier reviews regarding the high price of items, I found many of the pieces to be incredibly well-priced. Given the wide-availability of some of the textiles, you could argue that they are overpriced, but this in exchange for a hassle free environment of hand-picked quality. The hanged art and home furnishing, on the other hand, were quite a good deal in my book, much cheaper than you would pay for artwork of similar high-quality in other places in the world. Friendly service that accepted credit card and safely packed up my purchases for travel home.

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Reviewed August 18, 2012

The Gallery has chosen and distinctive art pieces from Ethiopian prominent artists such as Zerihun Yetmgeta and (the late) Afewerk Tekle with African and Christian themes. Beautiful cotton and silk scarves and beddings as well as heavy silver jewelry and framed crosses. The Gallery accepts credit cards and will safely and professionally pack and deliver your purchase to your hotel. The Gallery is located close to the Sheraton compund in a small gated villa - there are a couple of stairs to the front door. If you are in Addis for a short time and are interested in taking away an original and exquisit object of art from Ethiopia, St. George's is it.

1  Thank 68WorldTraveler68
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

Absolutely beautiful - I wish I could have purchased one of everything.

I loved the framed displays of the Orthodox crosses. Gorgeous furniture. Beautiful scarves and jewelry.

Nothing under $100 USD though. Just next to the Sheraton compound, easy walk. Worth window shopping, absolutely great gifts if you are able to spend.

2  Thank JMP1123
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

If you're visiting Addis Ababa and are interested in purchasing a beautiful piece of art that's not what you'd find on Churchill Road or at the Merkato — when you really don't want to haggle and want something both original and beautiful — visit St. George Gallery. It's owned by 2 sisters — one of whom (appropriately so) currently manages the sister shop in Old Town Alexandria, just outside Washington, D.C. You can find beautiful Orthodox crosses all across Addis, but in this shop, you'll find them artfully displayed as well. Alongside colorful paintings by local artists, hand-woven linens and furniture. THIS is the shop to visit after you've been in Addis awhile and now know what souvenir you want to bring home or what gift you want for that special someone.

3  Thank buymeaticket
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