Ipoh International Arts Festival 2019 was officially launched on Sunday, November 30 at the Darul Ridzuan Museum, Ipoh.
The event, jointly organised by Tourism Perak and People of Remarkable Talent (PORT), was graced by Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.
“There’s a need to create a platform for art practitioners to help them achieve their goals,” said Executive Councillor for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Tan Kar Hing to Ipoh Echo.
“I’ll ensure more art-related festivals and events are organised,” he added.
Among the featured artists were Ramlan Abdullah, Raja Shahriman Raja Aziddin, Bayu Utomo Radjikin and Ahmad Shukri Mohamed.
“The dedication shown by different parties and agencies led to the success of this event,” said Faizal. The art pieces were then paraded by models on the catwalk and accompanied by their creators.
Among those present were the MB’s wife, Datin Seri Dr Nomee Dato’ Mohamad Radzi, Teja Assemblyperson, Sandrea Ng, Ipoh Mayor Dato’ Ahmad Suaidi, Director of Perak Museum Board, Nor Janati Ibrahim and renowned cartoonist, Dato’ Mohammad Nor Khalid (Lat).
The festival, lasting a week, began on November 30 and ended on December 8.