Every year the historic port city of Jamestown in Ghana hosts an alternative arts event dubbed the Chale Wote Street Art Festival, organized by the alternative arts outfit Accra [dot] Alt. The festival hosts all sorts of alternative arts on the streets of Jamestown based on a central theme. There are many live performances and live painting with arts that will blow your mind. The festival attracts both local and internationally-based visual artists, photographers, poets, filmmakers, DJs and all sorts of performing artists.
Ghana is a country very proud of its arts and culture and the Chale Wote Festival showcases all (or almost all) alternative arts aspects of the country that you should see. The festival since it’s inception in 2011 has expanded its reaches in the arts and interest of the world, attracting people from all over the world to celebrate the two-day festival, with up to 10,000 people attending in just the two days.
The organizers of the event, Accra [dot] Alt, obviously made a gaint leap by starting something that barely existed and made it into a precious jewel that many people now look forward to every year. This year is no different, with a buzz about the event going around among art lovers and those who don’t know squat about art but still love the festival, though is it still weeks away. This year’s event will take happen from August 22-23 and we are expecting nothing less than the best. Come experience the best of the best at the Chale Wote Street Art Festival.
All photo credit by Accra [dot] Alt group