Where to See Art in Lagos

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Jun 11, 2022

As Nigeria’s former federal capital city and central economic hub, Lagos boasts more art galleries than one could expect to tour in a single visit. This vibrant city of more than 15 million people is home to some of Nigeria’s most beautiful arts. If you’re looking for where to see art in Lagos, we have got you covered.

For art lovers, these are where to see art in Lagos: 

1. Rele Gallery

This is one of the most beautiful art galleries in Lagos and has been around for quite a while. It was established in 2010. Rele Gallery puts up the most unconventional art. You will enjoy this gallery much if you visit during an art exhibition.

The gallery is located at 32d Thompson Ave, Ikoyi, Lagos State.

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2. Yusuf Grillo Art Gallery

This is an art gallery in an art school. So, you can only guess that it will be aesthetic and prime. You will be right. You’re going to find lots of beautiful art here.

The Yusuf Grillo Art Gallery was established in honor of famous Nigerian artists. This gallery hosts regular art exhibitions, where students are allowed to show their skills. It is located at the Yaba College Of Technology, Lagos.

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3. Nike Art Gallery

In the Nigerian art scene, Nike Davies has been an icon, inspiring young artists to love their art the more and put it out there. She is the founder and director of Nike Art Gallery. 

Nike Art Gallery is your go-to art space if you want to see the most unconventional art. You can find it at 2 Oba Yekini Elegushi Road, Lekki Phase I, Lekki, Lagos.

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4. Red Door Gallery

Red Door Gallery means unconventional art. Stepping into this gallery is like stepping into another world entirely. Everywhere you turn, African art is on display, telling the story of Africans the African way. The paintings are breathtaking. Just… breathtaking. 

This art gallery allows artists to express their creativity without societal boundaries. You can find it at 51 Bishop Oluwole Street, Victoria Island, Lagos State.

5. Universal Studios of Arts

The Universal Studios of Arts stands at the National Theatre, Iganmu. No other Nigerian art gallery contains more visual art pieces than the Universal Studios of Art. The art gallery was established to be an inspiration to young artists. It’s located at National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos State.

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6. Nimbus Art Centre

One of the most beautiful art galleries out there, the Nimbus art center is not your regular kind. In that, the gallery offers more than just the visual art experience. 

There is an outdoor restaurant here, where you can sit in and enjoy some music just before or after seeing visual art. It’s located at 9 Maitama Sule Street, Ikoyi, Lagos State.

7. Terra Kulture

This art gallery was established in 2004 by Bolanle Austen-Peters. This art Gallery stands on Plot 1376 Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Terra Kulture is a collection of art pieces that explore African culture and diversity. You will find sculptures, paintings, etc., here. 

One can purchase art pieces at Terra Kulture. 

8. Omenka Art Gallery

Find Omenka Art Gallery at 24 Modupe Alakija Cres, Ikoyi, Lagos. Like many art galleries in Lagos, Omenka Art Gallery puts up quite unconventional art, and the ones art lovers are going to marvel at. It features art pieces from both amateur and veteran artists. 

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9. Osh Gallery

Osh Gallery is a beauty, telling stories of the beauty of Africa. It is located in Yaba and has been around since 2010. You will see the most marveling paintings in this art gallery from artists across the country.

The lighting is superb, and you will surely feel relaxed following a visit to this place. Osh Gallery is located at F9XH+2JC, Herbert Macaulay Way, Alagomeji-Yaba, Lagos.

10. Art Twenty-One

This art gallery was put up to help strengthen artistry in Lagos state. Visit here and be marveled at the artistry embedded within those worlds. Art is everything: beautiful, expressive. Everything. 

You can find Art Twenty-One at 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos State.

Photo by Josh Liu on Unsplash

By Allison

Allison is enthusiastic about finding information and sharing guides about Lagos. He also covers all exciting topics about Africa at Lonely Africa. He lives in Lagos with his wife Antje and cat Leo and loves fabric crafting, and watching TV in his spare time.

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