Makush Art Gallery shares house and business with its namesake Italian Restaurant, located in a trendy Bole area, the new downtown of Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia. A treat to your eyes as well as palate, Makush Gallery and Restaurant, is a testament to the burgeoning art sense in Addis Ababa. 

Tesfaye Hiwet, the owner of Makush gallery as well as the restaurant, moved back to Ethiopia 13 years ago, leaving behind his expatriate life in U.S., and started Makush gallery by carrying works by 15 artists. Today, Makush has about 70 artists on its books and at any given time, a collection of more than 650 paintings from which customers can choose.

Makush’s art director, Nathaniel Yohannes, runs a tight ship considering the stylistic and thematic diversity of paintings carried by the gallery; mostly by young and emerging artists, giving very competitive market prices that has captured the attention of Makush’s mainly (about 65%) expatriate market in Ethiopia. Makush also offers the services of its frame workshop, rounding up the pleasurable art-shopping experience.  

Located on Bole Road, 1st floor Mega Building, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Tel: +251 115 526 848/115 526 855; Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 11:00am - 11:30pm