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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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An ok place

Pretty cool place with extraordinary arts. Prices are a bit over the top though considering where it's from. Money goes to good things to help out the community and young orphan... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pretty cool place with extraordinary arts. Prices are a bit over the top though considering where it's from. Money goes to good things to help out the community and young orphan talents for example but maybe they'd sell more if they lowered the prices a bit. Got a bit of pretentious feeling about the place unfortunately. Also when you walk... More 

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Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A cool place to hang out, have a coffee, and explore the artists' work, which includes interesting use of recycled materials. If you're interested in purchasing, the price of paintings ranges from $200-$5000.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was one of the highlights of my visit to Kigali. The staff is very welcoming and the art is impressive - I ended up buying a piece. The grounds are nice to walk around too. I did not end up using it, but there is also a cafe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delightful gallery provides with a view and nice cafeteria, and offers another view to Kigali. Affordable art too, and some pieces made by students in an orphanage which the center supports. Recommended (along with the obvious, the well planned, informative and moving genocide memorial and the memorial sites around).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am so glad that my colleagues encouraged me to visit Inema Art Center. The concept of encouraging young artists is inspiring, and the art there was beautiful. I did not get a chance to sit at the cafe and chat, but I did meet Innocent, one of the co-owners. I felt good about my art purchase, created by Sam.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you love art then this is the place to be in Kigali. Amazing talent and lots of wonderful pieces of art. There is no entrance fees. The art they are selling is for a good cause. The staff were very helpful and took me round to see their work. I enjoyed the place and had a wonderful experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place wis worth a visit or two at least any time you come to Kigali. It has a great cafe, that offers up a relaxed atmosphere, good food and often music in the evenings. I also bought a great painting here and met a number of the artists and their students. And had some good drinks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

but also for coffee, drink, snack on the terrace - yet the art work is worth seeing. It is in the garden and indooor on two floors - check out the kids art work - amazing stuff. From there you can walk down to the golf course.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. Some great art work by the owners and the local artists. A hidden gem when we were struggling to find things to do in Kigali.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The promotion of Rwandan art and culture seems to be on everyone's lips in East Africa. At the request of co workers, I visited the Inema arts center (hard to find - look hard) and you will find it. The art is wonderful, creative, inspiring and unique. The prices are inexpensive to moderate and they have a sister gallery at... More 

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