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Address: Old Airport Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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+251 91 130 0756

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Small but perfectly formed

Small gallery, expertly run by Lilly who has been in the Ethiopian art business for many years and may show you around personally. Exhibits many well known Ethiopian artists and... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2016
Claire D
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

Small gallery, expertly run by Lilly who has been in the Ethiopian art business for many years and may show you around personally. Exhibits many well known Ethiopian artists and a few others from East Africa. Art work for sale. Cold drinks available in the garden. Cool place.

Thank Claire D
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

I was taken to this gallery by a friend . All types of artwork and I bought a series of three paintings . Gallery owner Lily was a great host and I enjoyed the artwork

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

Worth stopping by! Gorgeous garden with a view and art expo. Unfortunately I missed Lela on my trip there...

1 Thank ssspecialk
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

Close in augustus. What's a pity we really wanted to see some peaces of great and modern art. By we way it is also close on sunday!

1 Thank fredfav
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 1 May 2015

This was an impromptu stop but the space and the gardens made me feel really zen. Would love to have an event in the gardens here and I would go back for any art exhibit. The display at the time was by an artist who repurposed old classroom desks and added painted touches that took me back to the days... More 

Thank Fitch D
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

Based in the owner's own house and garden in the Old Airport area of Addis, the Lela Gallery is a great place for a visitor to escape the organised chaos of Addis and relax in a peaceful and green setting. There is interesting contemporary Ethiopian art on show, featuring many of Ethiopia's promising young artists. Addis, of course, has a... More 

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