Dataran Pemuda Merdeka-Butterworth
Design Village Penang - Batu Kawan


Penang International Container Art Festival (PICAF) is an international street/ urban art festival, featuring the urban art on container installations towards celebrating the vibrant street art scene in Penang. It is officially supported by Penang State Government with an initiative to place make five different neighbourhoods within Penang Island and Mainland through relevant container art installations that could present the local identities of Penang to the public eyes, towards creating “sense of place” among the locals as well as the visitors.

PICAF is also aiming to continue breaking through the limits in art and creativity towards making Penang a hub or destination for street artists and street art enthusiasts from cities around the world.

During PICAF, 12 featured street artists (5 international artists; 7 Malaysian artists) are invited to create large-scale murals on the pop-up container art installations at five selected venues of PICAF. 3 Malaysian artists will be working individually while two teams of 2 will work in collaboration. The installation artworks will be displayed at each of the PICAF venues located on Penang’s Island (i.e. Balik Pulau) and the Mainland (i.e. Bandar Cassia (Batu Kawan) and Butterworth).


Can Can Public Art PLT was founded as a creative public art-based placemaking project team. Believing art on the streets and public spaces could become a medium connecting people to their living environment (city) through relevant messages painted by artists, Can Can team always strive to mindfully placemake cities or places with relevant art that encourage the public to engage, to discuss, to concern and to be inspired for positive outcomes.

Square @ Cassia - Batu Kawan
Karpal Singh Drive - Jelutong