Since its inception in 2011, Chale Wote Street Art Festival has grown over the years. Artists, photographers and street performers from around the world take over the streets of Ghana’s capital, Accra for the annual street art festival in James Town.
The festival has for the past few years given the platform for audiences to appreciate various talents from all over the world. And has also created avenues where varied art pieces are displayed and made available for purchase.
Some shots from this year’s edition gathered from our social media platforms.
On the other side of the coin, some are of the opinion that the festival is slowly losing its core value to other secondary factors. We gathered these from our social media platforms.
Can @Accradotalt tell Ghanaians what exactly the 300k given to them was used for at this year’s @chalewotefest? Was there really a @Ghanatourism sponsorship? We can’t even be proud of #CHALEWOTE2018 as compared to previous editions. Sad. pic.twitter.com/zWem2V1yQw
— Samcilla|GhPublicist (@samcillabaakojr) August 27, 2018
#ChaleWote2018 for me is just boring. Don’t know about ‘you’ out there though. Their itinerary looks unstructured and I didn’t really feel the essence of Arts. Organizers need to look at the ‘arts’ bit properly. Performances and stages too look unstructured this year. #MyOpinion
— Elorm Beenie🇬🇭 (@ElormBeenie) August 26, 2018
As the only reviewing and rating brand in Ghana, 5micsGh.com is up with the official poll to make the statement. Is the biggest Street Art Festival in Ghana, ‘CHALE WOTE’ still in the business of supporting the creative arts and tourism in Ghana or has lost its vision to the dictates of the scores that flood the streets of James Town?
Let’s have your opinions in the comments section.
FEATURED POLL: Has ‘CHALE WOTE STREET ART FESTIVAL’ Lost Its Value? | VOTE Now
- YES (61%, 11 Votes)
- NO (39%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 18