Event starts on August 14, 2019 10:00 am
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The Annual CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival.

It is the collective effort of many young people- ranging from artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers to designers, students and activists… It draws an average of over two thousand art lovers to the streets of James Town each year and this year promises to be no different.

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.

See the video montage of a previous year’s Festival, the Facebook page and the blog.

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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. Too much free fun.

Produced by ACCRA [dot] ALT in association with the Foundation for Contemporary Art Ghana, Dr. Monk, REDD Kat Pictures, Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Millenium Cities Initiative [GAMADA], Institut Francais, Alliance Française, Absolut Vodka, No Limits Charity Organization, and Attukwei Art Foundation.

La festival d’arts de rue CHALE WOTE est une plate-forme alternative qui fait revivre la magie de l’art, la musique et la danse le long de High Street à James Town à Accra. Le festival réinvente les contes africains à travers une variété de formes artistiques – graffitis, expositions de photos, installations interactives, spectacles de rue, sports extrêmes, un festival de cinéma africain, un défilé de mode, une Block Party animée par un DJ, un concert sur la plage, un marché, et bien plus encore.

200 artistes locaux et internationaux. … et tout est gratuit !!

Produit par ACCRA [dot] ALT en association avec la Fondation pour l’art contemporain Ghana, Dr Monk, REDD Kat Photos, Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Initiative Villes du Millénaire [Gamada], Institut français, Alliance Française, Absolut Vodka, No Limits Charity Organization et la Fondation Attukwei Art.

Vendors can contact 026 146 9710.

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026 146 9710
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