I was in Ghana for the Chale Wote street Art festival. The festival took place took between 15 - 21, August . My friends, Tayo, Sandra and I departed Lagos 18th of August and attended the festival on 20 and 21 August. Chale Wote street art festival is an annual arts festival held in Accra, held on the streets of James town. The festival which is curated and organized by ACCRA DOT ALT, a cultural network group in Accra, includes street painting, photography, spoken word, interactive art installations, live street performances and much more since its first edition in 2011.
From the moments I saw the pictures from 2015's festival floating on my Instagram timeline last year, I knew the 2016 edition was not to be missed. It was interesting to see the various artist's interpretation of this year's theme of ‘Spirit Robot’.
At the festival were thousands of fashion and art lovers, tourists, students, old and young people moving around James town looking at the beautiful display of cultural artifacts, clothing, local food and drinks. Spray-can graffiti paintings equally lined the streets and the roads.
The weekend was filled with breathtaking moments which I will forever cherish and some of which I was able to capture through my lens.
You can find more pictures from the festival on my facebook page: https://goo.gl/iLgE0v
This is one festival I hope to attend its next edition.
Until my next adventure.