16 January 2013

Rwanda: New Art Centre Opens in Kibagabaga

The opening of the City Arts Centre in Kibagabaga is great news for the art-lovers out there.

Located about 200 metres from Kibagabaga Hospital, the centre, which opened last week, aims to be the place where imaginative, inventive ideas can be brought to light.

Created out of a need to host artistic endeavours in Kigali, the school offers more than 35 different classes per week, ranging from dance, arts and yoga for children, teens and adults.

Caroline Joan Peixoto, the proprietor and director, believes City Arts is filling a contemporary art vacuum.

"There are many artisans in Kigali but there is no one space for them to gather. There's not a place where one can go to learn an art from or develop budding creativity," she says. "In the States (US), there are many centres with a constant roster of classes. I see no reason why Kigali should not have the same."

For information about classes, schedules and map, visit their website, http://www.cityartskigali.com.

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