Chale Wote Street Art Festival 2017

The seventh edition of the annual Chale Wote Street Art Festival is here once again with a lot of amazing artistic works from over 300 diverse African cultures to be showcased from Monday 14th August to Sunday 20th August, 2017 on the John Evans Atta Mills High Street in James Town, Accra. 

A Picture of an art work during Chale Wote 2016 in James Town-Accra.

The Chale Wote Street Art Festival is an alternative platform that brings art, music, dance and performance out into the streets. The community-based festival takes place in James Town – one of Accra’s most historic communities – and targets exchanges between scores of Ghana-based and international artists creating and appreciating art together.

Over the last six years, Chale Wote has completely transformed the city of Accra into the cultural production hub of West Africa. By engaging artists within the city, the festival has given Accra a facelift, revealing interconnected collectives working in multidisciplinary practices that form the pulse of Chale Wote.

Why You Shoudn’t Miss Chale Wote 2017?

In this year’s edition, there is going to be an opportunity for participants to have personal interactions with the artist whiles they prepare their artistic works. There will be a general talk show on arts and its related issues which will encourage artists and build up the up-coming ones. Studio and gallery tours, jam sessions and mixer will be some side attractive places you wouldn’t want to miss.

Chale Wote 2017 brings to a close a triple subject that began in 2015 with African Electronics, a design to access internal technologies and remember our complex systems to manufacture the impossible. In collaboration with major stake holders, magnificent performance, films, dancing and West African Arts will be displayed.

A Picture of an art work during Chale Wote 2016 in James Town-Accra.

There will be a workshop to elaborate deeply into the theme for this year’s event that is “WATA MATA”(Water Matter – a West African Pidgin word).

Finally, the last two days will be the display of all artistic work produced during the event with an increased number of participants from the previous days to come and enjoy themselves through socialization, business transactions, entertainment and most especially appreciate diverse African culture.

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