#ARToftheCity 2023

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#ARToftheCity 2023 has been 'art spectacular'. With 270 submissions it's been a beautiful journey.
The competition launched on International Women’s Day and was themed: #HerStory as an ode to celebrate women around the world who have made meaningful impact with their role in society and how the artist perceives this, creatively. From mothers to sisters, wives to friends, the art submitted celebrated women’s achievements and sought to inspire through expressive forms of art. Submissions were made digitally.


Judges Cyprian Kiswili (winner of the 1st edition of the Art of the City campaign held in 2020) and Adrian Nduma (celebrated artist, regularly displays at Artcaffé branches) had a challenging task ahead of them with the calibre of entries this year.

This year’s winners included:

· Overall winner: Kesha Gorajia

· 1st runner up: Cecilia Gakenia

· 2nd runner up: Victor Nderitu

· People’s choice award (selected by public votes on Artcaffé’s social media pages): Dennis Andrew

The overall winner received a cash prize of KSH150,000 and a chance to exhibit and sell their work at an Artcaffé restaurant. In addition, artworks from the 4 winners will be printed on the iconic Artcaffè coffee cups and displayed on the Artcaffé webs

View our top shortlisted submissions

Here we are with our talented and inspirational top 3 winners. Hear their story, share in their creativity and of course applaud the talent.