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Color your way to wellness and focus

Coloring can be great fun and researchers say it may increase your mindfulness and creativity.

Creative sites to help land your next creative job

Want to land a wonderful, creative job or freelance gig this year? Check out these sites that focus on creative work.

Mint measures up: Success by the numbers in 2021

Learn about Mint’s growth and success in 2021 in this success by the numbers report.

Be a better mentor as you help advance or launch careers

Follow our advice to become a better mentor.

How Mint created two beautiful new Detroit debit cards

Artists commissions require planning and teach lessons. Learn some of ours.

Meet Toni Topp, our creative marketing intern

She’s creative and business-like and more.

Mint guide: Steps to prepare for a commission

Mint’s new guide helps emerging artists prepare for a commission.

Meet the rest of the 2021 winners and celebrate Imagination and Unity

They believe in the power of imagination – and in Detroit’s beauty and unity. Their art and poetry celebrates all that – and gives us something to think about. This year’s winners of the Metro Detroit Youth Arts Competition are just as diverse as the 2020 winners. But many were drawn to the new theme “Just my imagination … running …

Creative sister and brother are Metro Detroit Youth Arts Competition 2021 winners

Arise and Temple Rock are siblings and encourage each other’s creativity. They both won Mint’s Metro Detroit Youth Arts Competition in 2021.

Plein air painting tips and tricks

Artists creating art in the park with youth

Painting outdoors – or en plein air painting – started 200 years ago with groups of French and English artists. Artist John Constable’s paintings View on the Stour (1819) and The Hay Wain (1821) were created outdoors and won gold medals at the prestigious Salon in Paris. Impressionists Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro captured light and modern life by painting al …