Village des Arts, Dakar

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Get an overview of Senegalese arts at Village des Arts, an arts village and market close to the airport. With 52 workshops and 300 sq m (3,229 sq ft) of gallery space, the village showcases artists working in all media: painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video arts, and installation arts. Check out the year-round exhibits, which attract gallery owners, curators, art dealers, students, and journalists, as well as curious members of the public. You can purchase art pieces and handicrafts from the stands outside workshops. The village regularly hosts conferences, seminars, film screenings, cultural evenings, concerts, and contemporary music events, and has an onsite restaurant and bar. For Village des Arts and beyond, use our Dakar trip itinerary maker tool to get the most from your Dakar vacation.
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  • I really love art so it was cool to see. It was empty on a Saturday and the locals said it is most lively during the week.  more »
  • Varying levels of craftsmanship but with a little diligence you can find some really amazing artists and art.  more »
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