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The Penang State Government has envisioned Penang Art District to be the creative hub of Penang’s contemporary arts and culture, as an initiative to catalyse the economic growth of the creative industry in Penang. With an existing dynamic arts scene in Penang that is growing as a contemporary cultural centre, PAD will enhance the value of Penang’s arts and culture by engaging artists, craftsmen, educators and the community at large through the activation of creative spaces with interactive art-related programmes.

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A state government initiative made by Penang for the people of Penang. Penang Art District is the ideal alternative educational space for the community to enrich our modern lifestyle with arts and culture.


A hip and urban creative hub aimed to be an incubation space for aspiring and emerging artists. Penang Art District will have the single largest collection of art galleries and cultural museums, creative boutiques, arts schools and workshops in Malaysia.


A bridge between the old and the new, Penang Art District celebrates the modernity of the city in the backdrop of Penang’s prized heritage and old world charm. It is home to Penang’s rich tapestry of colours, flavours and history.

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