CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival is a playground to experience many awesome art forms. The theme for this year’s festival is Death: An Eternal Dream into Limitless Rebirth. This year’s festivity seeks to evaluate Accra as a space station, a portal with the potential to rebirth new histories, possibilities, hopes and desires. There will be an exhibition art works that remodel our perceptions and interactions with design in public spaces.
For the second year in a row, CHALE WOTE 2014 is a two-day event. The festival will take place on Saturday, August 23rd and Sunday, August 24th from 10am-9pm which will take place along a 10-minute walking route on High Street between the Ga Mashie Development Agency (three buildings to the right of the Light House) down to the old Kings Way building next to Ussher Fort. The festival is free and open to the public.
This year’s festivity is focused on rehabilitating popular perceptions about death and the afterlife with street painting, graffiti murals, live music performances, dance flash mobs, a fashion circus, extreme sport stunting, experimental theater, spoken word, a two-day film festival and digital art exhibition, a fashion and food market, historical walking tours, a pocket park, art workshops, visual art installations and much more.
More than 150 Accra-based artists are expected to take part in this year’s two-day festival with visual and performing art installations by visiting artists from Spain, Burkina Faso and the U.K.