The Nike Gallery in Lagos was opened to the public with the main purpose of transforming the fledgling art and culture landscape in Lagos. At first glance at the adire-patterned and painted gate leading to the centre from a distance, one wonders what lies beyond its walls. The contemporary Lekki structure represents Nike’s second textile museum and her fourth Nike Art Gallery in Nigeria.
Nike art centres around Nigeria provide training for hundreds of aspiring young performance artists and craftsmen. With master teachers who instruct in wood sculpture, relief carving, painting, bead work, mosaic, batik, adire, appliqué, pen and ink paintings, quilting, drum making and dancing.