Art collectors save the date!

The 16th Affordable Art Show: Friday 10th – Sunday 12th May at the Nairobi National Museum

The Kenya Museum Society Affordable Art Show is a notable event in Nairobi’s cultural calendar. This is the largest art show in East Africa, showcasing the work of both new and established artists with over 750 works of art from more than 400 artists, all priced below Ksh150,000. 

This event is a fantastic opportunity for art lovers to discover new talents, acquire unique pieces for their collections, or simply enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the art fair. It not only provides a platform for emerging and established artists to showcase their work, but also supports the local art community by promoting appreciation and engagement with art.

On opening night, Friday 10th May 4-8pm, you can enjoy live music by Big Sam Sax, whose influences range from jazz, blues and Afrobeats to soulful melodies. Note that opening night is ticketed and entries are staggered by the hour.

There will be a range of art-based activities for both adults and children throughout the AAS. On Saturday, artists Rose Ahono, Bernard Ngethe and Evelyn Kache-Orawo will be at their easels in Live Painting sessions and will be happy to talk to you about their work and inspiration.

In another workshop, you can learn to Paint like Tinga Tinga with Drishti Chawla, award winning Nairobi based artist and photographer. 

On Sunday, Maryann Muthoni will lead a Mosaic Workshop, offering step-by-step instructions. Muthoni is a visual artist and founder of Kueneza Arts Ltd., who offer mosaic murals to incorporate in both residential or commercial buidlings. Further Live Painting sessions will take place on Sunday featuring Acacia Aggarwal, Mika Obanda and Oscar Osumo, who each have different styles that you can observe.

Children can nurture their creativity and self-expression in focussed workshops run by experienced practitioners, whilst parents browse the artworks. Activities, which run on both days, include: canvas painting, bracelet making, t-shirt painting, face painting, slime making and pot painting.

Refreshments will be available for sale throughout the weekend.

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Friday 10 May: 4-8pm – Entry fee, 500/= . Entry is staggered by the hour

Book via 

Saturday & Sunday Adult Activities need to be booked via – WhatsApp: 0724 255 299

Full programme can be found here

Proceeds support artists and the various projects at the National Museums of Kenya