Learn along with prominent Penang-based artists and try your hand at drawing Penang’s prized heritage without leaving the comfort of your own home. At the George Town Festival’s “Step by Step” series of online workshops, you get to draw Penang’s iconic trishaw and ferry on your very own George Town Festival tote bag guided by artists Leong Wai Khong and Lefty Julian! At the end of the workshops, you will have a gorgeous present for a loved one – or just keep it for yourself!
Selling and buying art is just a click away now! “Arts to Your Doorstep” is a digital marketplace initiated by George Town Festival.
The “Penang Native Wood Kiln & Pottery Exhibition” is your one-stop-shop for everything wood kiln and pottery, with a pottery event, exhibition and a workshop to indulge in. Expect to join the “Penang Native Wood Kiln” event brought to you by Artopia Penang, get ready to check out the “Penang Native Wood-Fired Pottery” exhibition by PPC Pottery Center and move with the rhythm of the pottery wheel at the pottery workshop also by them.
As part of a wide-ranging series of jazz events at this year’s George Town Festival, Hikayat will host three in-person and hands-on music masterclasses, led by some of Malaysia’s most respected musicians.
This year at George Town Festival, join us to experience woodblock printing and basic intaglio woodcarving through the hands-on workshops specially curated by Keng Hwa Carving Studio, a woodcarving studio based in Penang which upholds the spirit of traditional handcrafting and is committed to preserving and promoting the art form with new inspiration.
Glimpse into the spirit of the George Town Festival while jotting your way through “A Notebook”, the Festival’s official merchandise. The 160-page notebook is meticulously handcrafted by Penang-based stationery producer MUCCA featuring four creative, one-of-a-kind doodles with stories about the Festival illustrated by visual artist Yuki Koe. Grab one online via the George Town Festival website in June 2021. Available in khaki and brown.
History buffs will find much to be discovered in George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site. Happening from 7 to 31 July 2021 alongside George Town Heritage Celebrations, the virtual “George Town Discovery Walk” will take you to various historical buildings and unique street art pieces and installations in the heritage enclave.
Presented to you by George Town Festival, the “Creative Collection” exhibition aims to promote and highlight local brands and identities, from promising startups to the industry’s movers and shakers.
Catch stand-up comedians Phoon Chi Ho, Kavin Jay, and Rizal Van Geyzel in “Make Penang Laugh Again!”. Hosted by the loveable MC Farid Azmeir, the two-hour bumper stand-up comedy extravaganza will leave audiences in stitches.