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Inema Art Center

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Address: Kacyiru | KG 563 Street, Kigali, Rwanda
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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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Great little bar

Enjoyed sitting for a while in one of the gallery spaces and then lounging in the bar, chatting, including with a couple of the artist/ owners.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Rick S
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Wakefield, Canada
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Wakefield, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed sitting for a while in one of the gallery spaces and then lounging in the bar, chatting, including with a couple of the artist/ owners.

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Lalibela, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a very nice visit to the gallery, and were impressed well beyond our expectations. The place is very well,located, very accessible, has great and easy to see art, accessible artists, and very nice food. We had a great visit and only wish we had more chances to enjoy the center. When we sat down originally for our lunch,... More 

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Essex Center, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved everything about the Inema Art Center. I was in Kigali with a medical group for 2 weeks and first went to a Thursday night event with live music. It was fantastic. I saw not one but 2 gorgeous pieces of art...I put one on hold and couldn't stop thinking about the other. A week later I bought them... More 

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Kigali, Rwanda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the lovers of art, Inema Art Centre is wow ...... Completely amazing. Different artists have been put together by Innocent Nkurunziza and Emmanuel Nkuranga. They managed to nurture artistic expression and the desire to transform the lives of many trough art. And those lives are mostly orphans with no hopes and suddenly light ahead. Good ideas to support orphanages... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the space! The paintings are incredible, creatively crafted and unique. I met a few of the artists whom were friendly and welcoming.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 12 February 2017

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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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 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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