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Africa and Beyond

1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-454-9983
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Great gallery

This place has museum-quality items from Africa, all for sale. The jewelry is especially... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Susan M
San Diego, California
Found this on trip advisor not what I thought but an interesting experience

I went based on a trip advisor review. I stumbled upon the art and wine festival which was cool... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Moretta R
Durham, North Carolina
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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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1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-454-9983
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

This place has museum-quality items from Africa, all for sale. The jewelry is especially beautiful, but you never know what you will find.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

I went based on a trip advisor review. I stumbled upon the art and wine festival which was cool. The owners are lovely and engaged in conversation and education with me. They do have fair trade projects which I think is great. I wish they...More

Thank Moretta R
Reviewed 4 September 2017

For anyone seeking an environment and atmosphere that rings true about Africa, giving a full sense experience that will make anyone's day, immerse yourself and surround yourself with a wonderful exploring related to everything African. The location is right in the heart of 'downtown' La...More

Thank Indigo-Explorer
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Africa and Beyond specializes in -- surprise! -- African art. But please note the "Beyond." The boutique gallery also has an amazing array of jewelry, baskets and decor objects from other parts of the world. We didn't know exactly what to expect when we walked...More

Thank Moe B
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This boutique has amazing African pieces - jewelry, masks, accent pieces, art and more - all authentic and in many different price ranges. Fun if you're not even interested in buying.

Thank Salli R
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This is a true gem find of a store. So many nice original African art relics . I love the woven baskets. I bought 2 and they came with a picture of the lady in Africa holding it . Good prices

Thank lb33wonka
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A must stop every time we're in La Jolla. The owners are so knowledgeable and helpful. Love how they support multiple charitable efforts with various items sold. I always find something!

Thank EaglesFan19810
Reviewed 6 January 2017

No need to visit the continent really when you have this oasis on your doorstep. It offers traditional tribal art with some wonderful masks and sculptures. But, almost more interesting is what the owners are doing which is encouraging modern African artists still on the...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We were walking along Prospect and saw a giraffe figurine in a store window that caught our attention since I love giraffes. This place has lots of interesting items. The owners were so inviting, knowledgeable and friendly.

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AfricaAndBeyond92037, Owner at Africa and Beyond, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

I remember that giraffe figurine we had in our window, as it was part of our Christmas/Holiday window display. We always try to carry unusual depictions of various animals like that. Thanks so much for taking the time to place this positive review.

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...More

Thank Keith B
AfricaAndBeyond92037, Owner at Africa and Beyond, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Hi Keith Thank you so much for this great review! Coming from someone such as yourself, who has such an appreciation for art, and has been an art collector for so long, it is a supreme compliment. Look forward to seeing you again next time...More

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16 December 2015|
Response from AfricaAndBeyond92037 | Property representative |
Sorry to take so long to get back to you - We were only notified now by Tripadvisor. We are open for free everyday between 10:30 - 6pm, so there is no charge! Hope you get a chance to visit soon, you are in for a treat!