Holidays of generosity, art – and creative gifts

This holiday season, Mint will pop up at Eastern Market, in Ann Arbor – give away many paintings, generously.

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

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 our …

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

         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 coloring …

How and why we are creating fun, free art kits for Detroit children, with amazing partners

How Mint used serendipity, partnerships and the power of women to develop creative activities kits for Detroit children.

Mint’s big beautiful success by the numbers for 2019

We count on many supporters to achieve our success by the numbers. Learn some of our measures of success – and generosity.

Mint’s successes and miracles: A yearend letter from our director

Dear friends of Mint, Mint Artists Guild is finishing a year of successes and firsts. We are proud of these – and we see how many more opportunities and challenges we could tackle in 2020 and 2021, with your support and donations from individuals, businesses and foundations. Some of our successes have names: Seyi, a photographer, learned to paint with …

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 …

Mint stars in CBS Eye on Detroit feature

  When he stopped by for a quick hello and a question at the start of TedXDetroit, videographer Tim Brown promised he would return. And he did, and he interviewed Mint co-founder Vickie Elmer and Mint Artists’ Journey Shamily, asking about upcoming events. Then at our invitation, he showed up at our Paint Detroit with Generosity opening at the Fisher …

Three ways Mint practices generosity in Detroit

    “Every minute of every hour of every day you are making the world, just as you are making yourself, and you might as well do it with generosity and kindness and style,” said Rebecca Solnit, writer and activist and author of The Mother of All Questions and many other books.   Mint Artists Guild is striving to make …

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.