The contemporary art scene in Addis Ababa is thriving and the Addis Ababa Fine Arts and Design School can boast a contribution to the artists working in the capital. The work of artists who combine elements of traditional painting with contemporary influences is fascinating. One of the best galleries to view this fine work is the Asni Gallery, which lies on the foot-slopes of the Entoto Hills. A popular and well-known gallery that, apart from having a gift shop, also serves delicious food on Thursday and Saturday.
1. Asni Gallery PO Box 1896 | Addis Ababa 2. Goshu Art Gallery Werda 17 Kebele 17 | House 157 | Addis Ababa 3. Menber Joseph Art Gallery PO Box 40757 | Addis Ababa | Tel (011 251-1) 16-04-43 4. St. George Interior Decorations & Art Gallery PO Box 7096 | Addis Ababa | Tel (011 251-1) 51-09-83 | Tel ex 21954 5. Tibeb Gallery, Master Fine Arts and Vocational Training Centre PO Box | Addis Ababa | Tel (011 251-1) 11-60-56 | Tel (011 251-9) 21-47-04 | tel (011 251-9) 214177
Geographically Ethiopia is stunning. The landscape is dominated by the dramatic Ethiopian Highlands with peaks of 4000m or higher. The country is bisected by the Rift Valley, which starts at the Red Sea, to the North East, and continues south to Mozambique in southern Africa.