Afrika Handmade Symposium 2016: Homegrown Artisan + Design 2.0, Oct. 2-16 2016 @ Alliance Française

September 27, 2016 at 4:46 pm 2 comments

Dates: October 2-16, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française

For the 3rd year running, Craft Afrika is proud to present Afrika Handmade Gallery, an artisan and design installation for home + garden.

The 2 week event opens Sunday October 2nd and runs until 16th October 2016 (including Saturdays and Sundays) at Alliance Francaise, Nairobi. Entry is free.

Featuring a prefabricated living pod, 15 new home decor collections and fine art from one of Kenya’s leading contemporary art galleries, the event aims to strengthen domestic market opportunities for local home interior brands.

Factors such as a negative perception of the sector, weak distribution channels and general lack of awareness have long suffocated the ability of local entrepreneurs to reach their target markets.

“Through Afrika Handmade Gallery, we are able to tap into collective strength in addressing some of these common challenges” says Christine Gitau, the project coordinator.

Taking up two floors and garden of the venue, the installation offers a carefully curated experience, complete with gallery guides and a professionally developed exhibition catalog.

Dottie Anangwe, the event manager says of the exhibitor selection process, “we began selecting early in the year, and are very proud of those who made the final cut. They have all been working very hard to create something special, so don’t miss this opportunity to see something truly spectacular.” she adds.

Afrika Handmade Gallery: Homegrown Artisan + Design 2.0

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. shepreneurs  |  October 21, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Sad that I missed this symposium, sure will not miss next time. How do I get hold of Moja Pod ?

    • 2. njathika  |  October 21, 2016 at 1:38 pm

      Write to Craft Afrika using the following; craft-at-craftafrika-dot-org and they will assist you. All the best!

      On 21 October 2016 at 12:24, Nairobi Now :: arts, culture and events wrote:



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