Chale Wote Street Art festival is back again to grace the streets of James Town in its colorful and magnificent appearance. The sixth edition of the event is slated for August 15 (Monday) to August 21 (Sunday), 2016.
This year’s Chale Wote festival will mark the 5th Anniversary of the grandeur event. The event is an infusion of Art, Music and Dance Music in Accra’s oldest urban fishing community – James Town.
After 2015’s well-received, “African Electronics”, the motif for the 2016 festival is “Spirit Robot” geared towards embracing the power rooted in humanity.
The 2016 edition will feature more than 200 artists showcasing a wide array of mediums and projects – the festival has been expanded to a full week of activities and mind-boggling arts.
There will also be some international spice with more than 30 artists coming from 10 different countries including but not limited to Kenya, Nigeria and the UK.
Organizers explained that the idea behind Spirit Robot “refers to the energetic ability of festival participants to create a new encounter with reality that is entirely of our choosing and construction.”
They have promised a vibrant mix of visual art, photography, films, fashion, mixed media, interventions, installations, live music, dance, panels, discussions, tours, food and more to patrons.
Chale Wote, slowly becoming a Mecca of Ghanaian art and culture, is produced by ACCRA [dot] ALT in association with annual collaborators; REDD Kat Pictures, the Foundation for Contemporary Art Ghana (FCA), Attukwei Art Foundation and Dr. Monk. Partners for this year’s Chale Wote include Citi FM, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Gallery 1957, Untamed Empire, Ga Mashie Development Agency (GAMADA) Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Twist n Locs Salon, and the Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA).
More details on the 2016 edition on the Chale Wote Art Festival’s official Website.