Chale Wote Street Art Festival: An Extraordinary Journey Through Africa’s Most Vibrant Street Art Festival

Chale Wote Street Art Festival 2023

Immerse yourself in the heart of Osu’s vibrant community and celebrate the power of art and togetherness at the 13th edition of the Chale Wote Street Art Festival!

From Monday, August 21st to Sunday, August 27th, the Black Star Square in Osu will come alive with the energy of creativity as the Chale Wote Street Art Festival returns for its 13th edition. This renowned festival, hailed as Africa’s most vibrant street art event, promises an array of diverse and captivating events that will inspire and engage visitors.

Embracing Osu’s Vibrant Community

A key highlight this year is the festival’s exclusive focus on the Osu municipality. All programming and activities throughout the festival week will be held within this historic community. This decision enables attendees to fully embrace the essence of Osu and experience the festival’s spirit in its true form.

Celebrating African Artists and Resilience

The Chale Wote Street Art Festival has a rich history of showcasing exceptional art installations and performances that captivate audiences. This celebration not only honors African artists but also promotes the spirit of rebellion and resistance against colonial invasions through its exhibits and performances. Over the years, the festival has grown into a prominent platform for independent art production, connecting African audiences to fresh perspectives and authentic creators.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the 13th edition of Chale Wote Street Art Festival, bringing together artists from across Africa and the world. This festival has become a beacon of creativity and an unparalleled platform for independent art production,” said the festival organizers.

Photo © Chale Wote Street Art Festival

A Thrilling Lineup of Events

Prepare to be mesmerized by a diverse array of events during the festival. From live murals crafted by Ghanaian art collective AFUABE to soul-stirring musical theater performances, vibrant graffiti displays, captivating art fairs, film screenings, and hands-on art and photography training sessions, the festival promises an unforgettable experience for all art enthusiasts.

Unveiling Hidden Histories

The festival also offers visitors the chance to embark on walking tours, exploring historical sites and buildings within the Osu community. Uncover fascinating stories and immerse yourself in the rich heritage that lies at the heart of this extraordinary art celebration.

Join the Vibrant Celebration

The Chale Wote Street Art Festival is significant not only for artists but also for audiences, as it honors and highlights the resilience of African cultures and their interconnected histories. With open-air mural exhibitions, performance art, music stages, and film labs, the festival provides artists with valuable exposure and offers audiences unique cultural experiences


Photo © Chale Wote Street Art Festival

Mark Your Calendar for #ChaleWote2023

This year’s festival promises to be an extraordinary journey through Africa’s most vibrant street art celebration. Witness the magic of art in action and let your imagination soar at the Black Star Square in Osu. Don’t miss this unparalleled multi-disciplinary art experience!

Let’s take a closer look again at some of the highlights of #ChaleWote2023:

  1. Open air mural exhibitions by leading Ghanaian and international artists.
  2. Showcasing work inspired by the rebellion of enslaved Afro-Brazilians in 1835 Salvador Bahia and their glorious return to present-day Ghana, Togo, and Nigeria.
  3. Musical theater piece called “MEMORY MOVEMENT FREEDOM” performed by multiple community-based performance, dance troupes, and brass bands.
  4. Ghanaian art collective AFUABE creating live murals depicting the former Gold Coast’s history of resistance against colonial invasions.
  5. Performance art and graffiti showcases.
  6. 4 music stages featuring 120 musicians and bands.
  7. LABS and Salons focusing on design, photography, and processions.
  8. Street theater performances.
  9. SHIKA SHIKA Art Fair at the Christianborg Castle, supporting independent artists with dynamic presentations and works outside of gallery spaces.
  10. Chale Wote Film LABS and knowledge sharing salons at the castle gardens, offering digital art and photography training sessions.
  11. Screening of 17 films from Ghana, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa at the Film LABS.
  12. Walking tours to historical sites and buildings within the Osu community.
  13. The world-famous HIGHLIFE CAFÉ and Accra Cookout serving local dishes and obscure delicacies at the Black Star Square.


Photo © Chale Wote Street Art Festival

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