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African Art & Igbo Philosophy Tour

Norfolk, United States

Experience hosted by Sia

90 minsHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food

What you'll do

We will graciously host you through conversational Igbo and touch upon African philosophical concepts whilst sharing our 4 eclectic Afropolitan Art Gallery spaces, all within a short scenic walk through the Historic District. Afropolitan snacks and drinks like fried Dodo (plantain) chips and Hibiscus punch will be on hand for your sampling pleasure.

Other things to note:

Enter Pure Lagos African Art Gallery through the blue front door at 251 W. Bute Street. Lookout for the colorful artwork and bright fabrics!

Please park anywhere on the streets in the Freemason district or in a nearby garage.
We will graciously host you through conversational Igbo and touch upon African philosophical concepts whilst sharing our 4 eclectic Afropolitan Art Gallery spaces, all within a short scenic walk through the Historic District. Afropolitan snacks and drinks like fried Dodo (plantain) chips and Hibiscus punch will be on hand for your sampling pleasure.

Other things to note:

Enter Pure Lagos African Art Gallery through the blu…

What's included

  • Food
    We will highlight tasty, healthy african insipired small snacks like Chin C...

Meet your host, Sia

Host on Airbnb since 2009
  • 12 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am founder of African lifestyle boutique and art gallery, Pure Lagos, a one-of-a-kind venue in Downtown Norfolk, VA. My business partner who hails from Lagos, Nigeria is a master teacher in African Philosophy & the Igbo language; and I am a skilled Afro-fusion cook, herbalist, and natural hair braider. Come and join us for immersive experiences in Afropolitan culture and vibes...
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From $40
/ person
Sat, Jun 26
$30 per person
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
This time is popular
$30 per person
Sat, Jul 3
$40 per person
$40 per person
Availability for this experience is rare.

Where you'll be

We will explore Afropolitan vibes, culture and food whilst enjoying the cool local digs of our 4 little art gallery boutiques. Starting out at our flagship space in the Historic Freemason District, we can walk along the lovely cobblestone to MacArthur Center, then to the high glass ceilings of Selden Market. All, right in the heart of downtown between the acclaimed Hilton Main Hotel, Waterside, and the otherworldly Slover Library...

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Alecia
May 2021
Awesome tour! If enjoy culture and want to learn more this is it. It was such a nice experience! We really felt welcomed.
Latosha
April 2021
Great experience! I truly enjoyed meeting the hosts (Sia and Joseph); they were super friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. I will definitely be visiting the locations again. 🙂
Subashini
April 2021
Sia and Joseph were so good in explaining and greeting people . Love to recommend to people to learn more about African culture and philosophy
Sade
March 2021
If you’re thinking about doing it, just do it. This was a beautiful experience with beautiful people. This experience ended up being so much more for me than I anticipated and am looking forward to returning in the future.
Milena
February 2021
This was a fantastic experience. Sia and Joseph created a very thoughtful and informative tour and were warm and welcoming. They created a friendly space and sparked some deep and profound conversations in no time. After little over an hour, we felt as if we are hanging out with old friends. We learned a lot and had a great time. This experience made our trip. Thank you!
This was a fantastic experience. Sia and Joseph created a very thoughtful and informative tour and were warm and welcoming. They created a friendly space and sparked some deep and…
Shinique
February 2021
I met my family along this tour. The group was immediately embraced, loved, nurtured and welcomed by the divine hosts, Sia and Joseph. We were fed not only by the tangible treats, but I felt my body, being and soul to be fed as well by the invigorating lessons from Igbo-Yoruba philosophical teachings. I met my Family here. Family from Serbia, Canada, California, and many more. I intend to come back to Pure Lagos time and time again, whenever I am in or around the area. Gratitude to the divine hosts, and my tour group members, for their current and future projects in honor of, Odu; community togetherness.
I met my family along this tour. The group was immediately embraced, loved, nurtured and welcomed by the divine hosts, Sia and Joseph. We were fed not only by the tangible treats…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Notebook and writing utensil