His Excellency, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo and Hon. Madam Catherine Abelema Afeku were spotted at the 8th edition of the ChaleWote Street Art Festival.
The event which gives hundreds of artistes across the world the opportunity to showcase their talents through artworks in Ghana’s capital Accra, recorded massive attendance this year, scores of artistes and individuals gathered for the event were amaze at the appearance of the President and the sector Minister.
To majority of people who were present at the event, they felt it was a very positive move by the sector Minister and the President to grace the occasion, as it is a sign that the President is willing and committed to investing in the Tourism, Arts and Culture industry to make it attractive for investors to aid in the growing of the economy.
Background of ChaleWote
The first festival took place in July 2011, following a series of discussions about creating DIY [do-¬it yourself] community projects by participants at our Talk Party Series. Our partners for the festival include Dr. Monk, AfroGallonism, and the Millennium Cities Initiative – AMA Project Management Unit.
Our vision is to cultivate a wider audience for the arts in West Africa by breaking creative boundaries
and using art as a viable form to rejuvenate public spaces. The CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival challenges
both artists and community-¬based audiences to connect through art.
The festival includes street painting, graffiti murals, photo exhibitions, interactive installations,
a food and fashion marketplace, live street performances, extreme sports, African film shows, street boxing,
a fashion parade, a music block party, recyclable design workshops and much more.
More than 200 Ghana-based and international artists take part in the event every year.