Local street muralist Mickael Broth took us through his journey from young rebel to accomplished artis. In 2001, Mickael moved to Richmond with the intention of painting as much graffiti as possible, but his involvement in vandalism was halted abruptly with his arrest in 2004 and subsequent ten-month jail term for his crimes. While incarcerated, Mickael developed deeper concepts into his art which directly inspired his now distinct style. He currently has a successful and active career in the arts with nearly 100 public murals throughout Richmond and the US. He's helped curate multiple public art festivals and co-founded Welcoming Walls, a project dedicated to bringing large-scale public art to the highways and gateways of Richmond Virginia in an effort to boost civic pride, tourism, and the city’s reputation as a capital of creativity.

Venue: VCUArts Depot  |  Videography: Double Take  |  Photography: Joey Wharton