The Chale Wote Street Art Festival
The Chale Wote Street Art Festival is an alternative platform that brings art, music, dance and performance out of the galleries. This art festival is easily the biggest, greatest, most effervescent cultural assembly in Ghana.
The theme for the 7th edition of WATA MATA which is West African pidgin for “Water Mater” signifies the frequency of all forms; the womb of all things. This edition was the conclusion to a trilogy that began with the festival theme of African Electronics in 2015.
The seven-day event, which took place from the 14th to the 20th of August, featured over 30 Ghana-based artists featuring their works alongside artists from the rest of Africa, USA, UK, Germany and Brazil to mention a few.
The event was a rich collection of the country’s history through arts and happened in Jamestown on the streets of British Accra, which came alive as it does every year due to the impact of the Chale Wote event.
Click through photos from the event below which include face painting, masks and street style:
Photo credit: Lex Ash