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The Best Art Galleries in Kigali

Yego Arts  | © Yego Arts
Yego Arts | © Yego Arts
Almost twenty years after its genocide, Rwanda is on the rise. And like every aspect of the lively capital is beginning to flourish anew, Kigali’s art world is flourishing with numerous young artists forging an amazing scene through galleries, art-focused community centers or independent studios.

Inema Arts Center

Opened in 2012 by brothers and self-taught painters Emmanuel Nkuranga and Innocent Nkurunziza, this gallery’s mission is to spur creativity for personal, social, and economic growth. Inema Arts Center provides space for ten artists specializing in contemporary African art and is home to innovative projects, workshops and training such as Nziza Artworks, Art with a Mission or Inema Dance. Open daily from 9am until 6pm, it invites you to explore Rwanda’s potential in art.

IVUKA arts Kigali © raccoflickr/Flickr

Ivuka Arts

Ivuka Arts’ main objective is to nurture and promote young Rwandan talent in modern art, and since 2007 it has definitely achieved its goals in many ways. Founded by artist Collin Sekajugo, Ivuka Arts is both an open studio where local artists work together and a gallery space where their finished artworks are displayed. Additionally it organizes local art workshops and runs community programs like the wonderful dance group RwaMakondera Children’s Troupe. Although it’s a bit tricky to find, a visit will definitely reward you in the most colorful friendly atmosphere.

NIYO Art Gallery

This lovely gallery was born out of the need to raise money for vulnerable children of the homonymous cultural center. NIYO Art Gallery is home to lovely works made by local artists and folkloric dances revealing the uniqueness of the local culture in the most irresistible diverse and stunning ways.