Tucked away in the center of the Nation’s capital, Abuja’s art village is a picturesque depiction of an idyllic rural setting with its thatched roofs and brick huts a welcome relief from the steel and glass monstrosities all around.
Flanked by the renowned Sheraton Hotel, Silverbird Cinemas and the Umar Musa Yar’adua center is a charming settlement, an oasis of art and culture in the middle of a bustling city. Home to several art galleries, it has a sprinkling of shops containing interesting artifacts and knick-knacks.
It caters to different tastes, you could drop by to pick up mementos and souvenirs with a decidedly African feel. Necklaces, bracelets, carvings, clothes, or even just a keychain there’s something for every taste.
You could also select some unique pieces to spruce up your work environment or to add a certain ambience to your home space. So next time you’re in the FCT and you want can drop in on Abuja’s art village and take a look round.