Mint Alumni Ackeem Salmon, artist, art teacher and so much more

Mint Alumni Ackeem Salmon creates mixed media and photographs, art directs, teaches art to Detroit students. He is exploring his roots and his future simultaneously.

Silence: Spoken word artist Ife Martin’s winning poem

We asked young poets to share their words, their passion and their perspective around the prompt of Detroit’s motto: “We hope for better things. It shall rise from the ashes.” Ife Martin wrote passionately about Detroit and she performed her piece on Livernois during the debut of the Mint Showcase. She is one of our 2020 Metro Detroit Youth Arts …

Sydney G. James’ big, excellent advice for emerging artists

Sydney G. James believes in creating more and bigger work. “If you take a job for 50 cents or $5 million, the work should be identical. That’s your currency,” she told the Mint Artists this summer. Read more advice from this Detroit powerhouse artist.

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 …

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 …

Why we are doubling up on creative youth this year

Mint’s spring fundraiser will support our Lucky 13 aspiring artists and so much more goodness.

Start boosting your productivity with advice from mega-artist Hubert Massey

Smart advice on productivity and creativity from Mint cofounder / artist Hubert Massey.

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 …

Summer job with an art teacher

Ms. Jackie created more art – and better art from our youth – this summer, as she coached Mint’s Creative Summer Jobs team.