One of the reasons that George Town so quickly won the designation of "our favorite city" was the abundance of street art all over town. Check out some of our favorites while learning more about George Town's history in this post.
George Town has chosen to showcase its history in a 52 piece sculpture series, with installations scattered all over the city sharing stories about food, commerce, culture, and religion. The pieces are whimsical, informative, and designed for long life in a tropical weather environment. These are a few of our favorites:
George Town is also well known for its playful, exuberant street murals, many of which were created by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic in 2012. One of our favorite activities in George Town was wandering through the alleyways to stumble upon new murals to photograph.
Overall, George Town's public art displays are incredibly well curated, and show how drastically a strong public art council (one of the first in the world!) can contribute to the development of tourism and celebrate a city's diversity.