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Address: 1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: +1 858-454-9983
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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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A top gallery in the San Diego area.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
Keith B
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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San Diego, California
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61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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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84 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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Los Angeles, California
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89 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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203 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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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 

Trumbull, Connecticut
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

La Jolla is known for its upscale living and shopping. This place is not to be missed. Beautiful jewelry, artifacts from Africa, and great staff. The owner, Julie is great and can tell you all about the artifacts they buy on their trips to Africa. Great taste whether it is a hand made basket or a tribal treasure. My wife... More 

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

Dear Victor, It was lovely to meet you and your wife. We are extremely fortunate to be able to travel to Africa and collect beautiful art and jewelry from talented artisans, and then to be able to share our finds with appreciative and enthusiastic people such as yourselves is indeed gratifying! We look forward to seeing you next time you... More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

If you are in LaJolla, a visit to African And Beyond is a must. Every time I go there, it is a pleasure to stop by not only for the beautiful items that you find there, but also and mostly to hear the stories that are behind them. Ian, the owner, travels to Africa on regular basis and brings back... More 

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

Dear Veronique It is always a pleasure having you visit our gallery! Thank you so much for sharing your positive experiences in here. As you know, that is what we strive for - exposing people to the fascinating world of the art from Africa. Thanks again, and look forward to seeing you again soon..... More 

Rancho Cucamonga, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

We stumbled upon this gallery on our way to San Diego. Loved the atmosphere and unique artifacts. Bought great greeting cards. Plan to go back to pick up some craft items I liked.

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

Hi! We are so glad you found us by accident! We do not advertise, so positive word-of-mouth like this is invaluable to us. I have been back to Africa twice in the last 6 months, so there have been several new shipments in since you were here this past summer, and the gallery is looking better than ever! We look... More 

Sleepy Hollow, New York
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

I read about this store on Trip Advisor. I collect vintage African art, and made a point to stop by. The store has a superb collection, including many items I had not seen before. The owner is knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Prices are reasonable and the quality of the artwork is extremely high. Definitely stop by if... More 

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

Thank you so much for this positive review. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to be able to offer the vast array of authentic one-of-a-kind artifacts that we have on offer. Even though we return to Africa every year on buying excursions, we do not find many of the older traditional artifacts there anymore. We are acquiring most of our pieces... More 

Michigan
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258 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014

During our 4 day visit to San Diego we had a little free time so we spent a couple hrs walking through the shops on Prospect St. We saw Africa and Beyond and because we love Africa and have been to Tanzania twice, we couldn't wait to see the beautiful things inside. My husband and I loved the collection and... More 

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

Well, it has only taken me almost a year to respond! I do remember you both, and am so pleased that you enjoyed your experience here so much, and that the giraffes we shipped to you migrated safe and sound, and are being enjoyed! Most of our best customers are lucky enough to have been to Africa like you, and... More 

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