Chale Wote Street Art Festival 2016- Why I’ll Be There

chale wote street art festival 2015, chale wote 2016

Chale Wote street art festival is an annual arts festival held in Accra on the streets of James town(Accra’s most historic community). The event aims at bringing out art,  music, dance and performance into the streets and targets Ghanaian and international artists and patrons to create and appreciate arts together.

In case you’re wondering what chale wote means, it’s an interpretation of “Man let’s go” in Ga language. The Chale Wote street art festival includes street painting, photography, theater, spoken word, interactive art installations, live street performances, extreme sports, film shows, a fashion parade, a music block party, recyclable design workshops and much more since 2011.

Organized by Accra Dot Alt, this year makes it the sixth edition of the festival and will be held from Monday, August 15– Sunday, August 21st. The theme for this years festival is Spirit robot.

chalewote, Chale Wote Street Art Festival 2015, Chale wote 2016, Ghana

Why do I “soo” want to attend this years festival? I love arts and everything about it, it helps inspire my inner creativity. It would be nice to see and appreciate the intelligence of artists who exhibit their creative minds through paints. Culture, music, fashion are part of the things I take interest in so being present at this years festival will get me closer to various cultures, street fashion and arts. I  would also get to enjoy good music while having fun.

Last year’s festival took over the streets of James town (where it’s regularly held) with dynamic display of culture, arts,among others. The photos, stories and hype from friends present last year got me disappointed in myself for missing out on it. I’ll keep you updated with stories and pictures from this years event when it takes place later in the year.


I made it to the chale wote festival 2016 Yaay! It entailed everything I expected and more you can find in these links the final recap and pictures from 2016 and also the recap from day3.

Pictures from last years Chale Wote street art festival 2015

Chale Wote Street Art Festival 2015, Chale wote 2016, Ghana festivals

Chale Wote Street Art Festival 2015, Chale wote 2016, Ghana festivals

Chale Wote Street Art Festival 2015, Chale wote 2016, Ghana festivals, electric shock

Chale Wote Street Art Festival 2015, Chale wote 2016, Ghana festivals

Chale Wote Street Art Festival 2015, Chale wote 2016, Ghana festivals

Chale Wote Street Art Festival 2015, Chalewote 2016

Watch the video

Liked it? okay if you’re in Accra this August, you might as well pass by James town for this once in a year Chale Wote experience. Don’t say I didn’t invite you because I just did….. see you soon.



  1. Yayrator 17 August, 2016 at 19:57 Reply

    It’s about time we had something outside the ordinary. I’m a lover of art too. I like to think of it as an extension of one’s creative thought. I can’t believe I hadn’t heard anything about this festival when it’s been running for 5 years now. Lord have mercy! I am so passing through.

  2. KingDavid 19 August, 2016 at 09:36 Reply

    Comment:Yea….I will be there on saturday to feel and see for my self how arts and dance with creativity are being display..I luv Ghana

    • April Nego 20 August, 2016 at 08:07 Reply

      It’s running for a week but at different locations so if you make it to James town on the weekday, there would’nt be really much to see. Saturday and Sunday is the real deal.

  3. Ítz Fylüm 26 August, 2016 at 01:02 Reply

    Yh this year’s chalewote fest was a blast. It was really fun and I hope it gets much funner as the years go by. I’m a fan of art as well and a choreographer. Keep doing you.

  4. Laverne 15 October, 2016 at 21:54 Reply

    Wow, wonderful weblog layout! How lengthy have you been blogging for?

    you make blogging glance easy. The total look of your web site is great, as smartly as the content!

  5. Ben Diaz - 12 January, 2017 at 18:50 Reply

    Hey April,

    here is Ben from Germany. I just found your blog and saw you have been to Chale Wote too! I was there as well and it was awesome. Unfortunately I only have been there for one day. So I missed the other two days. But next time I will be there the whole three days for sure!

    By the way – pretty pictures and a great blog!

  6. April 12 January, 2017 at 20:55 Reply

    Hi Ben! It sure was awesome, too bad you missed out two days but you can catchup with those days on the blog cus I wrote a recap + pictures. Thanks for the compliment!

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