Paint the Mic is an artistic initiative between professional visual and performing artists who are masters of their craft. Poets, painters, and performers are paired together to work in collaboration to create original thought provoking pieces of art. The result is a red carpet event, where a night of compelling performances and an audience completely immersed in art, is followed by an unforgettable after party.
Originally created in 2007 by Goya Robles, Paint the Mic was born from a need to push the boundaries of expression of what we call the Artist. By giving poets and painters a platform to create original work, it has evolved to include various forms of artistic creation, all for the primary goal of raising money and resources for local philanthropic organizations whose mission is to serve our community.