There are lots of beautiful art galleries to visit in Nigeria and there are a good number of them in the western part of Nigeria.
These art galleries house some of the best works of prominent fine artists or old masters in Nigeria.
Their artworks are displayed for visitors and tourists to see and appreciate them at a price.
Follow me as we proceed to list the 10 best Art galleries in Nigeria in no particular order
1. Omenka Gallery
Omenka Gallery located in ikoyi Lagos is one of the leading art galleries in Nigeria when it comes to Modern/contemporary art.
It was established in 2003 by Oliver Enwonwu the son of one of Nigeria’s renowned artists, Ben Enwonwu.
Omenka Gallery is an art gallery that specializes in exhibiting fine collections of other artistic works in the country and other countries in the world.
It collaborates with other prestigious galleries and organizations around the world to bring to Nigeria the works of other international artists.
2. Nike Art center.
Nike Art center is located in Lekki, Lagos state of Nigeria. It also has its branches in three different states in the country ( osun, lagos, and Abuja)
Nike Art center is said to be the largest art gallery in West Africa(The Lekki branch to be precise) as it portrays and promotes the beauty of Nigerian and African heritage, culture, tradition, languages, and art.
3. Thought pyramid, Wuse, Abuja.
This is an art gallery school. It can also be called “an alternative gallery”. It’s a gallery that features both local Nigerian artists and those from the diaspora.
It celebrates and showcases African modern and contemporary art which attracts locals and tourists.
They also educate school children through its ‘art club’ and ‘learning through art’ programs.
They do this to promote and appreciate the value of contemporary art in Nigeria.
4. Red Door Gallery
Red Door Gallery is located at Victoria Island Lagos.
This is one of the leading art galleries in Nigeria. It is one of the rare galleries that provide the platform for artists to express their creativity without any social barriers.
They assert that they support “unpredictable art” as they see predictable art as neither inspiring nor collectible.
Red door gallery offers services across the whole art value chain, including consultation and advice for collectors, appraisals, private and public commissions, and exhibitions.
5. Vintage art gallery.
The vintage art gallery is located in Jos, Plateau state.
The exhibitions at Vintage Art Gallery are centered on using the arts and creativity to make a good social impact. At the moment, the gallery mostly exhibits sculptures, paintings, and illustrations created by the curator and art students.
6. Terra Kulture Art Gallery.
This art gallery is located on Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. And was established in the year 2003 by Mrs bolanle Austen-Peters.
It is an educational and recreational organization That was created to promote the beauty, richness, and diversity of Nigerian languages, arts, and Culture.
Terra kulture is known to be the best art exhibition center in Lagos. It has organized more than 200 art exhibitions, 135 plays, and 65 book readings, and more than 10,000 persons including adults and children have attended their language classes.
Terra kulture is the perfect gallery for Nigerians and non- Nigerians to learn about the country’s cultural and linguistic heritage.
7. Rele gallery.
Rele Art gallery was established in 2015 and is located on the island of Lagos. Although it has another location outside Nigeria which is in Los Angeles, USA.
At Rele Art Gallery, one can witness the transition of imagination into reality.
Its focus is to promote a larger appreciation, followership, and engagement of art from Africa, thereby making it accessible to both local and international audiences.
Rele Art Gallery does not only exhibit a fine selection of artworks, but it’s also an abode for artists who want to express themselves.