Color your way to wellness and focus

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

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.

Mint guide: Steps to prepare for a commission

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

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 …

Better than Pinterest: Creative summer arts or craft activities and places in Detroit

Visit Mint in three parks this summer, or head to many other places, in person or online, for your creative child and family fun.

Generosity times 2: Mint shares it in an art show and in our first calendar

[space_20] Generosity will show up in two beautiful and inspiring ways from Mint Artists Guild this fall and winter. The first: Mint has created a calendar honoring five years of Paint Detroit with Generosity paintings donated to local causes. It gives 13 beautiful images to brighten every month of 2021. The second: Mint is sharing 25 original paintings, created by …

Delicious candy crafts to make, not eat, this fall

Mint gives some very sweet idea for autumn crafts.

Stick with us for beautiful stickers and holiday gifts

Mint is launching a line of stickers, based on original youth art. They are meant to inspire faith, beauty, hope and generosity.

Our Heroes: See them now at the Scarab Club in Midtown Detroit

In these challenging times, we need heroes. Come meet some of ours at a new show at The Scarab Club in Midtown Detroit.

Why Will Langford believes in our new Youth Arts Competition

[space_20] When we leap into something new and big, it helps to bring along an optimist and a make-magic-happen person like Will Langford. Known as Will The Poet, he has a history of helping Mint and our young artists. And he also served as the voice of Michigan State University’s “Empower Extraordinary” campaign. He will use his positive energies and …