Meet the Mint Artists

Mint Artists focuses on visual artists ages 14 to 21 from Detroit who are not yet in college full time. They may work in any medium from photography, fiber to jewelry and fine paintings.
Our artists attend many Detroit high schools. A few of the Learn and Earn artists have come from Ann Arbor, Ferndale Hamtramck, Shelby Township and St. Clair Shores.

Young artists are chosen based on their artistic abilities, work ethic, passion to pursue or investigate creative careers, respectful and professional attitudes -and their generosity and community service.

Meet some of the 2019 - 2020 Mint Learn & Earn Artists


Eleanor Aro, painter of Detroit scenes, who attends Western International

Trinity Brown, jewelry artist who attends University Preparatory High School and serves on Mint's board of directors

Jessica Fligger, ceramicist and painter, who attends Cass Technical High School

Prince Matthews, acrylic painter, who attends Cass Technical High School.

Julie Journey Shamily, digital artist, who attends an online high school and serves as Mint's marketing intern

De'Shaia Ventour, duct tape artist, who attends Cass Technical High School.

Eleanor Aro, Detroit, Western International, acrylic and water color

Trinity Brown, Southfield, University High School Academy, jewelry made from copper and silver wire

Journey Julie Shamily, Detroit, home schooled / online classes, digital art

De'Shaia Ventour, Detroit, Cass Tech, handmade duct tape pieces

Meet Journey Shamily, artist and marketing intern. Read more about her in this blog post.

Are you a young artist who'd like to get involved? Read more about our programs and application process here.