Color your way to wellness and focus

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

How Frederick Douglass resonates today

Mint alumni Breonna Collins is an artist, filmmaker, student and creative entrepreneur who launched Gospel Beauty, which sells soap, accessories and other beauty items. She attends Wayne State University, where she is majoring in biochemistry with a minor in animation. She has an active, curious mind and is always coming up with ideas and insights. So we asked her about …

Watch these five documentaries about artists who matter

  Artists need to share their stories. Artists also need to know other artists journeys. And while the number of gallery openings and art fairs and festivals have dwindled during the COVID-19 pandemic, it makes sense to tune into artists’ lives through films and documentaries.  It especially makes sense to tune in during the hottest days of summer, when cranking …

Mint’s spring wish list – art supplies and so much more

    [space_20]      We wish for a meaningful and beautiful summer. And with this summer wish list, you could help us achieve it for Mint Artists Guild and our Lucky 13 artists.       The Lucky 13 will work for us creating paintings for our Paint Detroit with Generosity initiative as well as prints and our first …

Knit, sew, sing: Creativity in Complicated Times, pt 3

Focus on learning something new – like knitting. Or create a first resume. Our new ideas for Creativity in Complicated Times are here.

More creative ways to learn and grow amid a pandemic

  In times like these, we all need something beautiful, something that blooms – and something that makes us or the world a little bit better. If you are out of school or out of a job because of coronavirus, it’s time to get past the basics of hand washing and social distancing. It’s time to grow.  In times like …

A window into stolen art and artifacts, and art forgeries

Criminals steal art and sell fake art frequently, and crimes may take years to solve.

Meet these female arts for Women’s History Month

Meet three exceptional female artists for Women’s History Month.

How Jessica ended up in two Mint videos and a show in the Fisher Building

Jessica Fligger showed up with her family for the Mint Paint Detroit with Generosity opening last month, a rare artist with a rare opportunity – two of them. She left 90 minutes later with two interviews completed and her paintings shining. This young painter and ceramics artist was thrilled to have her art featured in the Fisher Building – and …

Children are our future, our beautiful inspiration for 2020

Girl with a heart painting by Alexis Bagley

Read on to learn why we are focusing on children and youth in the year ahead.