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Inema Art Center

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Address: Kacyiru | KG 563 Street, Kigali, Rwanda
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+250 783 187 646
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Founded in 2012 by brothers and self-taught painters Emmanuel Nkuranga and...

Founded in 2012 by brothers and self-taught painters Emmanuel Nkuranga and Innocent Nkurunziza, the Inema Arts Centre's mission is to spur creativity for personal, social, and economic growth.At its core, Inema provides space for 10 artists-in-residence to explore their creative talent. Specialising in contemporary african art, Inema's artists produce painting, sculpture, and mixed media expressions, all of which is showcased at the Gallery at Inema Arts Center.Inema is also home to the following- Nziza Artworks, featuring bespoke jewelry, African linens and leatherworks made by women at the onsite Nziza Workshop- Art with a Mission, training children with limitted resources art to give them livelihood;- Inema Dance, our youth cultural dance troupe, Inema art center provides a room for weekly traditional dance classes to the experts .Inema is open daily from 8AM to 8 PM, located in Kigali in the suburb of Kacyiru. Take the first right after the Umubano Hotel (the old Novotel), and then the first left. Inema is located on KG 563 Street in 100 meters down the road, past Solace Ministries, behind Telecom House.

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Fantastic atmosphere!

This was one of my favorite weekly spots. Great company, good drinks, and a fantastic atmosphere with all that art.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was one of my favorite weekly spots. Great company, good drinks, and a fantastic atmosphere with all that art.

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Thank Saskia H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kigali is home to a thriving art scene, and this memorable gallery, crammed with museum-worthy painting, sculpture and artworks, is a must-see. The caliber of work is high....but bring plenty of cash!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here at the recommendation of a friend. The art is beautiful and the owner was so kind as to show me around. They host many events; wish I could have attended some!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely chilled spot. Great guys doing really good things in both the art field and social enterprise. We had a coffee and chatted with the artists. Recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Inema art, located in Kacyiru Kigali, is a nice and attractive place to be when traveling in Kigali. Don't miss their testy wines and beers. Plus beautiful paints done by hands of different artists there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Loved the cafe and the art, the atmosphere is super chill ! The outdoors space has some really interesting pieces! I enjoyed meeting some of the artists, the family who own the gallery. suggestion: I did feel like the shop needs a bit more love though, maybe you can sell some post cards based on the art in the gallery?... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I followed them on Facebook and found out about the Thursday night happy hour. So glad I went. You go down the dark road and then BAM, you see an eclectic/hip crowd, nice music, drinks, really nice art, sculptures, and even finger food. You will have a great time. I was in Kigali on business travel and this was a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

There are about five art centres in Kigali. This is at the bottom. The quality of the art is marginal. The prices ar high. You can do a lot better.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is a nice place to visit. It has nice paintings and souvenirs elaborated by low income women. Paintings are really nice and the owners are pretty friendly. The restaurant has excellent food too

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Good place for coffe and relaxing the visit to the art gallery is good but not must i think i ve seen better places for rwanda art. its a bit commercial

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