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November jam-packed with art events

November will be jam-packed with visual art events, starting Friday night through Sunday, when Kenya Museum Society presents its annual Affordable Art Exhibition and Sale at Nairobi National Museum, featuring works by local artists priced under Sh100,000.

The following Friday, October 30, installation artist Wambui Kamiru will open her new Art Space on Riverside Drive, Nairobi, featuring works by 25 East African artists.

The following Saturday, October 31, the long-awaited Karen Village officially opens its doors featuring a comprehensive exhibition of visual arts by Prof Elizabeth Orchardson-Mazrui, including everything from her original hand-woven silk wall hangings to oil paintings on canvas to her latest experiments with digital art.

Kenyatta University students will also exhibit artworks at the Village, the occasion will also feature live music and games galore.

This has been the dream of the art-loving Kenyan Anthony Athaide for quite some time.

Circle Arts’ third Modern and Contemporary East African Art Auction will take place the following Tuesday, November 3, in the Ballroom of the Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel.

Since this past Wednesday through October 28, Circle Art Gallery is hosting a preview exhibition of all 51 artworks being auctioned, which is well worth a trip to Lavington just to see and even make an advance bid.

Then, Friday November 6, the 6th edition of the Kenya Arts Diary for 2016 will be launched, including an exhibition and slide show of contemporary Kenyan art at the Heinrich Boell Foundation from 6pm.

Finally, over the weekend starting November 13, Kuona Trust together with Textbook Centre will present the 2nd Nairobi Art Fair at Sarit Centre. Meanwhile, ongoing exhibitions are underway at One Off Gallery, Village Market, Banana Hill Gallery and the Nairobi Gallery.

So make sure to mark all these events in your calendar and see how truly vibrant Kenya’s contemporary visual art scene has become.

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