As part of the effort to rejuvenate the old Bagan town in Butterworth, this area is being developed as Butterworth’s very own art space. This ‘outdoor art gallery’ hosts various art works or murals from local artists and is organized by Zart Inventive.
Various murals depicting the history of Butterworth and its local economy can be found on the walls of the Butterworth Art Alley or Butterworth Art Walk. This series of arts were painted by local artists.
A collaboration between Think City and Zaini Zainul to kick start the local art scene, this small alley, which is right next to Lodge 18 Hotel, was converted to an outdoor gallery of art works. The local artists who contributed to this ‘art gallery’ are Shazwan Jalil, Syamsul Addenno, Suhaimi Ali, Hadi Ramli, Nazmi Jamarudin, Amir Andha and Azmi Husin, along with a monkey sculpture created from mesh-wires by Shahidan Muhamad and Zaini Zainul.
An art sculpture depicting an Indian selling “nyonya kuih ” on the street. This was a common sight back in the old days whereby nyonya kuih sellers (most of them are Indians) would be either cycling or walking around the town selling the local delicacies.
George Town World Heritage Day is a Penang state holiday to recognize and commemorate the city’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 7 July 2008. The state holiday which falls on 7 July every year provides the opportunity to celebrate the city’s historical culture and heritage.