Malaysian Art Festivals For The Art Lovers


As a Malaysian, we are very lucky to have a prosperous event that suits various art forms. It is undeniable that these events are a great platform for talented artists to showcase their work to the public. These events can also be a great platform for our community to gather among themselves and exchange thoughts about arts and culture.

The events that have been organized in our country are not just merely fun and games because it also provide education and enlighten public about art, music, culture and many more. This events also cultivate a feeling of community by associating similarly the same people with the same interest.

Here are some of the Art Festivals in Malaysia that can fulfill your art fix!

Georgetown Literary Festival (GTLF)

Georgetown Literary Festival was initiated in 2011 by the Penang state government itself. Since then, it has become as one of Malaysia’s pre eminent literary festival. The person behind this Georgetown Literary Festival is Bernice Chauly who is a renowned author, poet and also an educator in Malaysia’s literary scene for six out of its seven editions it was organized. The best thing about Georgetown Literary Festival is that it was shortlisted for the International Excellence Award for Literary Festival by the London Book Fair.

Short Sweet Festival

Takes place consecutively at Kuala Lumpur Performing Art Centre and also Penang Art Centre, Short Sweet Festival comprises many attractive performances that lasts for 10 minutes duration. The performances varies from theatre, stand up comedy, musical and also song which will be featuring various performers with great talents.


One of the arts festivals that is famous around youth in our country, Urbanscapes is a live music and creative arts festival hosted in Kuala Lumpur. A yearly festival like no other, Urbanscapes is actually an all rounded creative arts festival for those talented artist to showcase their work to the public. Not just that, visitors can also watch their favorite bands such as Cigarette After Sex, Tame Impala, our talented female rapper, Zamera and many more at Urbanscapes.

Urbanscapes also featured many prominent cafes and bakeries around Kuala Lumpur for you to try out their famost delicacies while you strolling around the festivals. Also, do not miss the chance to explore numerous workshops available throughout the festivals such as calligraphy, tote bag painting, photography and last but not least, food styling.