Bring the Heart of Africa Into Your Home
Mapping the Diaspora
We're happy you found us! Our team is excited to share Africa's rich history and tradition expressed through art. Experience Africa through its diverse creative expressions and joyful spirit by bringing our art pieces into your own home or office.
This former candy factory has since become a store front for many African arts, primarily from western Africa, but also from Caribbean nations. Opened since 2000 by Richard Shinhoster and his late brother, the store houses many works of art, such as sculptures, paintings, special occasion wardrobes, and many wonderful items promoting the artistic works of African artists..
Located just down the street from the Civil Rights Museum, this store is a wonderful place to buy keepsakes from West Africa, with much of the inventory hailing from Burkina Faso. It's a remarkable find, because the small store offers a rich and diverse selection of handiwork that I have not seen together all in one place before..
An extensive display and variety of art from East, West And South Africa. Ladies' and Mens' garments from Ghana. Unique, one of a kind hand made jewellery from throughout the Continent. Richard has traveled extensively and can guide you through the store.
Can I tell you I love Mr. Shinholster and his store? Yep, I do. He is THE only store who gets THE REAL AUTHENTIC African shea from its true source, a country in Africa! It is not diluted with whatever they put in it from other places, like those made in China, nope! His products are where they are sourced from and he directly boosts the economy of those local African markets in order to help the stability of the people.