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Ivuka Arts Centre

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Address: 565 St Kg, Kigali, Rwanda
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Local artists

Six local artists exhibit their art in this enjoyable centre. They also do workshops and teach (kids) classes in the small studio with the breathtaking view.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 November 2016
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Six local artists exhibit their art in this enjoyable centre. They also do workshops and teach (kids) classes in the small studio with the breathtaking view.

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Solihull
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

First of all this centre is open as at October 2016 - the website link on Trip Advisor shows that it has fallen out of use. Some art displayed with a number of paintings propped up against each other and no prices. We found this centre had the greatest variety of the three we visited

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I am so glad that we opted to visit the Ivuka Arts Centre as part of our tour of Kigali. This vibrant art studio and gallery is shoehorned into a small neighborhood on a steep hill, and as soon as you enter the gate you are welcomed by colorful images. The center was founded about 10 years ago with a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

My favorite thing about Ivuka is the PILES of art in the back rooms, that you can just flip through. It's really incredible.

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Went to Ivuka a few years ago and found it teeming with different types of art, big selection and a few artists around..this trip I was pretty disappointed to find that the walls and selection were pretty sparse and the guy there was not helpful. Not sure what has changed in local artists/interest/community but not worth going back unless I... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

I stayed here for several nights (booked via Airbnb) Rooms: Comfortable and clean, with a fantastic host. Gallery: Really interesting, great to find a thriving local arts scene. Building: The whole environment is a work of art, with sculptures and paint abounding. Note: access is down some quite steep steps.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

I went to Ivuka after visiting Inema Art Center, both are very close from each other. There are less things to see and do in Ivuka, comparing to Inema, but considering the distance between them it worth to spend one hour more and visit this center, specially to see the outside, which is very nice.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

We found the Ivuka Arts Centre welcoming. The owner was helpful and very reasonable. Not only did we buy two small paintings to carry back on the plane, my friend commissioned a smaller painting of the one I purchased. I wish I had more wall space... Its my hope the artists in Kigali continue to receive local support and international... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

I was able to meet several of the artists in residence as they were working and I found this place to be very full of talent! It's small and intimate with friendly staff.

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Oman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

Fascinating art on the walls and floors adds the the interest and ambiance of the Centre and is a lovely welcome. Then you get to see the art on display and it is difficult not to spend money. I bought a really great piece.

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