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Two Uweza Artists Start Their Own Business

In 2017, Uweza artists Syimon and Kevin started a t-shirt printing company. Combining savings from the sales of their paintings at the gallery and jobs they held, they purchased their first printing machine and started to spread the word among friends. They ran their new business out of their house…
June 3, 2021
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Program Participant Spotlight: Winny

Winny is an Uweza all-star who makes the most of every opportunity. She never misses a session of our girls' life skills club and has represented our taekwondo classes at a national tournament. She's always one of the first to arrive for our art classes and has already sold two…
April 19, 2021
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COVID-19 Talking Murals 2

Uweza Art Gallery artists continued their awareness campaign in Lindi and Laini Saba. We continue to remind everyone that, although we recognize the challenges in doing so for Kibera residents, the best way to prevent the spread of the virus and keep yourself and everyone around you safe is to…
March 24, 2020
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COVID-19 Talking Murals

As a way of increasing awareness and educating the community, Uweza Art Gallery artists have been painting murals around Kibera with information about ways to protect yourself from COVID-19 and what to do if you are feeling unwell. We hope everyone will take the advice seriously and do their part…
March 22, 2020
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First Art Class of 2020

On Saturday, we held our first art class of the year! Students were returning from a one-month holiday break and were tasked with drawing their family's rural homes, either as they experienced over the break or as they imagined it.
January 13, 2020
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Painting Birds

We usually update our website and post paintings for sale every few weeks. This involves taking photos of all of the paintings at the gallery and taking their measurements and multiple people at the gallery get involved. Last week, when we took photos, we decided to include a new painting…
November 26, 2019
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Thankful Tuesday: Uweza Art Gallery

#GivingTuesday is just four weeks from today! We will be spending every Tuesday leading up to the big day celebrating #ThankfulTuesday and dedicating our posts to appreciating groups and individuals who make our work possible. Today, our focus is on Uweza Art Gallery. To date, with your support, we have generated just over 5,200,000…
November 5, 2019