La Galleria Africa
|Shop Name||La Galleria Africa|
|Address||P.O. Box 297 Lilongwe, Malawi|
|Location||Off Paul Kagame Rd, Old Town Mall in Lilongwe|
|Phone||+265 (0)1 751748, +265 (0)999855806|
|Open Hours||8:30am – 10:00pm (Mon-Sat), 10:00am – 10:00pm (Sun)|
|Website||www.lagalleriaafrica.com (published in January 2019)|
|VISA||VISA and Mastercard accepted|
La Galleria is a pleasant gallery that sells vivid African paintings, greeting cards, sculptures, bags and jewellery from across Malawi. The gallery displays paintings that depict the Malawian style and way of life by top and upcoming Malawian artists. There are roughly 200 paintings in stock in the gallery. They also do framing and ‘Kids Art Studio’ which is the 1-hour course of paintings for kids and provides canvas and paints.
La Galleria’s owner, Elson Kambalu, himself an artist, was chosen as one of the 10 most innovate people in Malawi in 2015 by MBC (Malawi Broadcasting Corporation). He opened La Galleria Africa in 2011, and currently works with more than 150 artists, collecting and connecting them to clients within and outside Malawi.
The list of the artists the gallery deals with are as follows:
- Ellis Singano (Batik Artist)
- George Nkumbula (Abstract Artist)
- Patrick Ng’ambe (Figurative Artist)
- William Mwale (Figurative Artist)
- Emiliano Daniel (Upcoming Artist)
- Umoja Group (A refugee group from Dzaleka)
- Mtengula (Sculptor) and more…
For tourists looking to take home artwork of the Warm Heart of Africa, this is one of the best art galleries. Enjoy the works by Malawi’s talented artists and craftsmen.