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 mural found at Love Lane in George Town which appears to be created by Julia Volchkova, a Russian street artist who had created several famous art pieces in Penang. This art work depicts a street guitarist with the caption “For Walking Further”.
The Sisters’ Curry Meein Ayer Itam is one of the oldest and most famous food stalls in Penang. Renowned for their heritage food taste, the curry mee is a must try for visitors in Ayer Itam. This local art mural is being created in honor of the sisters and can be found behind one of the alley ways of Ayer Itam town.
Since their retirement a couple years ago, the curry mee stall is now managed by their grandniece and it operates from morning to noon daily.
The new art murals located at the town of Ayer Itam, Penang. These murals depicts various local scenes of Ayer Itam, from the famous “Curry Mee Sisters” in the daytime to the popular nighttime “Disco Fresh Milk” seller in Ayer Itam.