Chale Wote displays a number of excitements on the streets of Accra ranging from street paintings, graffiti murals, photography, theater, spoken words, interactive art installations, live street performances, extreme sports, film shows, a fashion parade, a music block party, recyclable design workshops and much more.
Time of Year: 28-29 December
Area: Greater Accra Region
The Chale Wote Street Art Festival is an alternative platform that brings art, music, dance, and performance out into the streets. The festival targets exchanges between scores of local and international artists and patrons by creating and appreciating art together.
Since 2011, CHALE WOTE has included street paintings, graffiti murals, photography, theater, spoken word, interactive art installations, live street performances, extreme sports, film shows, a fashion parade, a music block party, recyclable design workshops, and much more. It is the first to be organized in Accra, Ghana, and has inspired similar events across the country.
There have been 6 editions so far; the first two ran for one day each, while the 2013 and 2014 edition ran concurrently for two days, the former in September and the latter in August, a week after the Homowo festival of the Ga people at the historical Jamestown, Ghana on the High Street in Accra. The format switch from 2016 when the festival lasted an entire week, from August 18–21. The switch saw the festival hop from the open street gallery in Jamestown to other art spaces, such as the Nubuke Foundation, the Museum of Science and Technology, as well as film screenings at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel. The same format will be replicated in the 7th edition, themed, Wata Mata with further immersion into Accra, spreading to areas such as Nima, Osu, and more.