(Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 6) Art of Ethiopia 2011 will be exhibiting nearly 400 works of art from 43 of Ethiopia’s leading established artists from August 26-29, 2011 at the five-star Sheraton Addis Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, in the elegant Lalibela Grand Ballroom from 10am-10pm, with entrance being complimentary. In addition to the well-known artists’ work, which will be on display, guests will also get the opportunity to view the works of some exciting new talents showcasing the future of Ethiopian art.

With the superb and colorful kaleidoscope of Ethiopia’s finest works of art on show, the exhibition will be memorable for all to enjoy. The Sheraton Addis Hotel has also prepared a catalogue of the art works on display, along with biographies of each artist. The revenue made from these catalogue sales will go into the Sheraton Addis Art Endowment Fund, set up to support art initiatives in Ethiopia. The Sheraton Addis, A Luxury Collection Hotel has long been a patron of Ethiopian art and have 80 works of art by local on permanent display as part of the hotel’s collection.

The following 40 artists will be featured during the exhibition: Abdurahman M. Sherif, Abyalew Assefa, Addis Gezehagn, Afera Teklu, Alemayhu Biratu, Amira Ali Jarellah, Ashenafe Mestika, Bisrat Shibabaw, Daniel Taye, Dawit Abebe, Desta Hagos Eskinder (Alex) Maffi, Fasil Assefa, Getahun Assefa, Gizachew Kebede, Habtamu Mekonen, Hana Yilma, Hanan Mohmaed, Joseph Habtemariam, Kebreab Demeke, Kerima Ahmed, Kohar Kevorkian, Leykun Girma, Lulseged Retta, Merikokeb Berhanu, Muluken Debebe, Nitsusew Terefe, Osman Hassen, Seyoum Ayalew, Sofie Kifle, Teferi Mekonnen, Tadesse Mesfin, Tesfaye Assefa, Tesfaye Bekele, Teshome Bekele, Tewodros Hagos, Wondwossen Beyene, Worku Goshu, Wosen Worke Kosrof, Yacob Bekele, Yitagesu Mergia, Yosef Lule, Yosef Lule, and Zerihun Yetmgeta

Located in the heart of the Ethiopian capital, the Sheraton Addis, a Luxury Collection Hotel sits on a hilltop overlooking the city with plunging views of the National Palace. Mixing African refinement with modern accents and its unique design and exquisite furnishings, makes the hotel the epitome of gracious living exemplifying sophistication and service excellence at its finest.

The hotel is also a sanctuary of Ethiopian grandeur, where a landscape of vibrant greens and colorful wildflowers meets the African sky. Guests are invited to experience the historic treasures of the past with the modern marvels of the future and immerse themselves in a sanctuary of artifacts at the National Museum, the bustling traditions of the Merkato, and the awe-inspiring architecture of one of the most sacred churches in the world. Due to authentic nature and remarkable facilities accentuating the Sheraton Addis Hotel, the hotel makes for the perfect location to host the fourth annual Art of Ethiopia 2011.

The Sheraton Addis will also offer special rates for the exhibit. For more information, visit www.luxurycollection.com/addis/.