Graffiti murals, large photography displays, interactive art installations, live street performances, 200 local and international artists. 2 days!
The CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival is the collective effort of many young people—ranging from artists, musicians and writers to designers, students and activists—who all work together to produce Accra’s first annual street art festival.
This year theme is African Electronics
The annual CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival is an alternative platform that brings alive the magic of art, music and dance along High Street in James Town, Accra. The festival re-imagines African folktales through a variety of art forms - graffiti murals, large photography displays, interactive art installations, live street performances, extreme sports stunting, an African film festival, a fashion parade, a DJ jam block party, beach music concert, fashion and food marketplace, and much more.
200 local and international artists. 2 days. Too much free fun.
The purpose of the festival is to promote the exhibition of alternative art in Ghana and to nurture an appreciation for different kinds of art among Ghanaians. CHALE WOTE means “Man, let’s go!” or is a reference to slippers worn on the feet. Each of us comes from different walks of life but we all have something valuable to contribute. This festival is completely “Do-It-Yourself” with the talented energies of many people needed to make it happen. We are encouraged by this collectivity and use CHALE WOTE as a way to mobilize an excitement for public, alternative art, especially among young Ghanaians. In the spirit of camaraderie, creativity and fun, CHALE WOTE is an accessible term used by Ghanaians regardless of language.