It is the first annual public street art festival in East Africa hosted by Pawa254 – an artivism and creatives’ hub in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. PAWA Festival, in its 3rd year now is organized to showcase East Africa’s creatives through socially conscious visual and performing art.
Since its inception in 2015, the festival has created an interaction ground and thriving environment for East Africa artists and the young people who depend on art as a viable source of livelihood.
The festival has demonstrated the power of art, to provide innumerable opportunities and economic empowerment to the young African talents, by taking art from the galleries, museums, collections and displaying it in the streets. This was fulfilled during the festival held December 17th 2017, which theme was CREATIVE ACTION – using artistic engagement as a powerful channel for change.
Over the years, this festival which attracts thousands has brought with it, live graffiti installations, art exhibitions, trade stalls, spoken word, dance performances, exhibition stalls, food courts and kids’ funfair, all for a free entry, held every year in December at a street corner in Nairobi.