Chale Wote Street Art Festival opens in Accra

Chale Wote Street Art Festival opens in Accra

The annual Chale Wote Street Art Festival returns Jamestown in Accra from today, August 15 to Sunday, August 21.

The festival which is organised by Accra Dot Alt embraces street painting, graffiti, photography, interactive art installations, poetry, performance art, dance, film shows, fashion parades, live music performances, recyclable design, workshops and more.

The sixth edition and is expected to attract culture lovers from all over the country, as well as tourists under the theme ‘Spirit Robot.’ The theme according to organizers “refers to the energetic ability of festival participants to create a new encounter with reality that is entirely of our choosing and construction.”

An engaging aspect of the 2015 event was the performance art segment which paraded nude and semi-nude artists.

The 2016 edition has been expanded to a full week of activities which feature more than 200 artists showcasing a wide array of mediums and projects. There will also be some international attractions with more than 30 artists coming from 10 different countries.

Last year 2015 it was estimated that more than 30,000 people participated in the now four-day event

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