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Inema Art Center

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Address: Kacyiru | KG 563 Street, Kigali, Rwanda
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+250 783 187 646

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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We had a great visit at Inema Art Center. Lovely food, gracious hosts, beautiful art and an inspiring dance and music performance.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

1 Thank ElAtallah
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great visit at Inema Art Center. Lovely food, gracious hosts, beautiful art and an inspiring dance and music performance.

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Sammamish, Washington
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to the Inema Art Center in Kigali, Rwanda was amazing. We were so warmly greeted by he artists. Our lunch was delicious. Then the children of the dance center performed for us and even tried to teach us their traditional dance! We loved it!

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1 Thank vicki h
Lafayette, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend of mine and I went there as part of a tour, and while there we were able to explore not only the gallery but other areas where they create their art in. They explained how the artists learn various types of art in addition to the items seen within the gallery. It was really amazing to see them... More 

Thank supermorgo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guys who run this gallery are crazy cool and talented! I would recommend everyone in Rwanda take the time to check this place out!

Thank Margaret M
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Inema and left with two of the most incredible paintings we've laid our eyes on. Inspirational work.

Thank Ben P
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Inema is such a welcoming and refreshing spot in the middle of the city. They have a great variety of art (paintings, sculptures, installations) as well as fantastic coffee, and a great space to hang out, read, play cards, or grab a drink with friends. However, what made this place a highlight of my trip was definitely the artists in... More 

Thank Ahibon8
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic arts and modern paintings .... awesome place .... it leaves a very good impression in my mind .... notable place in kigali

Thank Zeyad A
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Best art gallery ever seen , u will find a lot of things ( traditional clothes, paint art ) Easy to reach . Cool guys Amazing decorations and lighting.

Thank Ahmed H
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

One of many cultural hubs in Kigali, Inema is a unique space staffed by the warmest and most talented people you will ever met. It was one of my first stops after arriving in the city and I rarely go a week between visits. The Thursday happy hour is a must for tourists and locals alike, cheap drinks and everyone... More 

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