Open Studios Penang is a not-for-profit annual art happening designed for artists to exchange ideas with fellow artists, and for the public to meet the artists, see them at work, and hear directly from them about their creative process and methodology. It is a unique opportunity to see a vibrant range of art from all over Penang, Malaysia and beyond. It is funded entirely by donations and by the artists and venues themselves, and is organised entirely by a team of volunteers.

The first edition of Open Studios Penang took place in June 2019. Themed Bringing Art Together” around 90 leading and emerging artists from Malaysia and overseas participated, in more than 30 venues across Penang.

With the number of artists and venues involved this festival is the biggest annual art event in Penang, with an exciting programme of exhibitions, site-specific installations, workshops, art happenings, art trails and talks, as well as the artists’ Open Studios.