From left to right Barbara Loy – Director of Operations at Norfolk poses for a picture with Harriet Mwithaga – Director Mediplan at a cocktail event that marked the opening of a week-long African Art Exhibition presenting a unique collection of arts for purchase curated by Lisa Christoffersen. The Exhibition opened on Thursday 25th July evening and will run till Sunday 4th August.

Talented Kenyan artists have landed a rare opportunity to show their work to potential buyers during the African Inspiration art exhibition week at the Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi.

African Inspiration which was opened on Thursday evening also doubles up as a collection of arts for purchase curated by Danish interior designer and African tribal arts expert Lisa Christoffersen.

During the week, African artworks ranging from paintings, carvings and artifacts will be on display and will also be available for purchase before the exhibition closes on August 4.

The exhibition also presents a good opportunity for Kenyan creatives without many many marketing avenues to mingle with weathy individuals genuinely interested in art.

Speaking during the first day of the exhibition, Axel Hauser, General Manager, Fairmont The Norfolk said that the essence of the event is to preserve culture through art.

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“It is also an opportunity for the artists to treat our guests to the local heritage as they experience a home away from home feel.” added Mr Hauser.

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According to the hotelier, the hotel group has heavily invested in the art scene across the globe and will continue supporting growth of local arts.

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