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Address: 1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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+1 858-454-9983
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 18:00
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Located in the heart of La Jolla since 1989, Africa and Beyond is...

Located in the heart of La Jolla since 1989, Africa and Beyond is surrounded by world-class restaurants, art galleries, shopping and beautiful beaches.Africa and Beyond is one of the country's leading galleries specializing in traditional African art - KPBS. They offer the finest collection of contemporary and traditional African art and jewelry.Enjoy a wide array of hand-selected fair trade items and affordable contemporary crafts to extraordinary collector pieces.An extraordinary cultural arts and shopping experience not to be missed!Let the adventure begin. ..Go Wild!

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Awesome African collection

This boutique has amazing African pieces - jewelry, masks, accent pieces, art and more - all authentic and in many different price ranges. Fun if you're not even interested in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Salli R
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Amelia Island, Florida
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Amelia Island, Florida
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This boutique has amazing African pieces - jewelry, masks, accent pieces, art and more - all authentic and in many different price ranges. Fun if you're not even interested in buying.

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Thank Salli R
redondo beach
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206 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a true gem find of a store. So many nice original African art relics . I love the woven baskets. I bought 2 and they came with a picture of the lady in Africa holding it . Good prices

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Thank lb33wonka
Wilmington, Delaware
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A must stop every time we're in La Jolla. The owners are so knowledgeable and helpful. Love how they support multiple charitable efforts with various items sold. I always find something!

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Thank EaglesFan19810
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2017

No need to visit the continent really when you have this oasis on your doorstep. It offers traditional tribal art with some wonderful masks and sculptures. But, almost more interesting is what the owners are doing which is encouraging modern African artists still on the continent by showcasing their work. The husband and wife have excellent taste and the ceramic... More 

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Thank John M
Fort Worth, Texas
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56 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We were walking along Prospect and saw a giraffe figurine in a store window that caught our attention since I love giraffes. This place has lots of interesting items. The owners were so inviting, knowledgeable and friendly.

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Thank jrub630
AfricaAndBeyond92037, Owner at Africa and Beyond, responded to this review

I remember that giraffe figurine we had in our window, as it was part of our Christmas/Holiday window display. We always try to carry unusual depictions of various animals like that. Thanks so much for taking the time to place this positive review. More 

Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

My wife and I have been collecting art for 50+ years. Pretty much we've seen it all. This gallery is a must see. We spent two hours there today. Ian knows the stories and history of everything. For him it is all about sharing his knowledge, enthusiasm and passion. Sure, he needs to sell things. But he is not pushing... More 

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Thank Keith B
AfricaAndBeyond92037, Owner at Africa and Beyond, responded to this review

Hi Keith Thank you so much for this great review! Coming from someone such as yourself, who has such an appreciation for art, and has been an art collector for so long, it is a supreme compliment. Look forward to seeing you again next time you are in the area; we have acquired some incredible old artifacts from some major... More 

San Diego, California
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74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Kind of tucked back behind some other shops on Prospect. LOTS of interesting things. I've traveled a LOT in Africa and I am so jealous of the things that they've brought back. Take your time and look around. Talk to the owners - they've always had time to chit-chat with me about their "treasures"...

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Thank Joel B
AfricaAndBeyond92037, Owner at Africa and Beyond, responded to this review

Hi Joel Thanks! A number of our best customers are well travelled in Africa, like you, and appreciate what we have. Every piece has a story, and talking about it adds another dimension to the piece, and hopefully brings it to life in your imagination. Look forward to seeing you again next time you have a chance to visit. The... More 

San Diego, California
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90 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

The owners are very know legible and very pleasant, the shop sells many unusual items. I did find it to be on the pricey side

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Thank Shelagh000
Los Angeles, California
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106 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Beautiful and unique things! Sales people are very friendly and knowledgeable about all the items in the store. Great jewelry.

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Thank TNoel44
redondo beach
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206 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

This store is fantastic ! We dealt with Ian who was the owner . He helped us out and treated us so special . We loved all the items they had for sale. Great prices . Almost the same or better then being in Africa !

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1 Thank lb33wonka
AfricaAndBeyond92037, Owner at Africa and Beyond, responded to this review

It was great to meet you and your family. We enjoyed working with you, and finding the perfect pieces for your space. Thank you so much for emailing us pictures of how it looks in your home. I am so glad to acquired the pair of Ibeji twins, which are especially significant since you have twins yourself! Thanks so much,... More 

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