Walking a few steps in Georgetown old town and it wont be long before you spot some street art. From famous pieces from Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic to cute cat murals Penang’s art scene is alive and bustling. One of my favorite parts of Penang was stumbling on the street art without even meaning to.
Below your guide to Exploring Georgetown’s Street Art
In 2012 Penang’s municipal council hired London-trained Lithuanian artist, Ernest Zacharevic to paint several murals in. Ernest careful select his spots looking for walls that had texture and character. He then created stunning masterpieces that celebrated the daily life and joys of living in Penang.
His murals are beloved not just by the tourist but by locals as well
A couple of years ago 101 cat murals came to Georgetown. Created by several artist to bring attention and awareness to the growing population of stray dogs and cats. After they were completed other artist joined in and added some others.
It’s main aim is to show locals how cats can help combat rats and get them adopted.
Soon after Ernest Zacharevic created his murals other artist joined in. There is street art scattered all around Georgetown now. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled and venture off to little side streets. Georgetown is safe and there are hidden gems behind even restaurants and tiny alleys.