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Inema Art Center

Kacyiru | KG 563 Street, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 783 187 646
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Best hidden gem in Rwanda

I travel to Rwanda a few times a year to check in on our students in our charity and this is my new... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Great Thursday happy hours

Great music, nice staff, cool art works and setting. The crowd is mostly expats on Thursdays. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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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Kacyiru | KG 563 Street, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 783 187 646
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I travel to Rwanda a few times a year to check in on our students in our charity and this is my new favorite spot. Incredible space. amazing artists. the vibe is so welcoming you'll want to stay for hours. Visited on a night where...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great music, nice staff, cool art works and setting. The crowd is mostly expats on Thursdays. The drinks are really good too

Thank Camille F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely stop at Inema while in Kigali to see the art and talk with the artist. They are a lovely group of people who make you feel right at home!

Thank Leah T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must admit I wasn't expecting Kigali to have a vibrant art scene. I had heard from friends that Inema was a nice little gallery and I decided to stop by for the afternoon. Located near the King Faisal Hospital, the arts center is in...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived late and they stayed open an extra 25 minutes to allow me to walk through the place. I ended up meeting great people and leaving inspired. Make sure you talk to Innocent... he talked me through his art and 3 weeks later I'm...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At Inema Art Center, you can see unique,, local African-style contemporary art which I found extremely beautiful and interesting, even more so then going to famous modern art museums in the West. It was refreshing to see this different kind of art. Also, some of...More

1  Thank Megan A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting artwork but would not go out of your way to visit. Prices were high and not a wide variety of pieces.

Thank JudyNYC88
inemaart, Manager at Inema Art Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We happy that you visited -- we're not a gift shop, we a fine art/contemporary art gallery that was out of your budget. Am sure you also enjoyed the coffee we serve! Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Inema artists are the most hospitable I have come across in Rwanda. The quality, depth and breadth of their art is outstanding. It was inspiring to spend time learning about their backgrounds and what inspires their work. Without question, these artists are producing some...More

1  Thank Nii S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked pretty far to see this center on the advice of others. It was okay, but not great. Some nice artwork, some of which with a story, but that's about it.

Thank ut_jd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In terms of artwork, my 3 year old kid can do a much better job. On Thursdays though they have a live band and drinks so the ambiance is fine.

2  Thank ElAtallah
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Berthilde M
Where Does Inema art center situated ? Thank you
20 February 2017|
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Response from sheena134 | Reviewed this property |
Yes its in kigali you will like it