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Ananse Ntontan Creative Arts Gallery
394 Genesee Street 716-310-0217
Since the 80's creative and lively entrepreneurial couple Lionel and Gail Lucas have been in a successful business partnership making items once long ago unobtainable in the City of Buffalo forever at our fingertips.
Their transformation from being well known vendors to their first location, Flight 104 that was located onElmwood Avenue in the heart of Allen Town, was just the beginning. Now in their new location and under anew name "Ananse Ntontan Creative Arts Gallery" (which means wisdom and creativity) was born. The shopping gallery is a paradise of authenticAfrocentric craftsmanship. The large space showcases a variety of quality imports and specialty items, from unique statues, spectacular masks and carvings, paintings, art and jewelry to the exclusive line of colorful clothing designs by Gail Lucas all which makes for a positively full shopping experience. Lionel may even offer a little history on the artifacts so you know more about your purchase aside from loving it! Taking creative expression a step further, this year they launched a new wing of the store, an intimate performance and event space where poet/author Celeste Tisdale has already graced the stage!
The gallery will be offering I 0% off your purchase if you mention this article so stop by and take advantage of the discount this holiday season! Store hours are daily from 12- 6pm .