Help Mint with our creativity, community, youth jobs and growth this year

Mint Artists Guild is on a mission – make that two missions. One serves creative youth and children in Detroit, creating opportunities and launching careers, teaching business skills and more. The second creates more room for art in Detroit, with donated art and art exhibits, Free Art Fridays, free arts and crafts and our growing Art in Windows initiative. Our …

Three tools for a successful summer job hunt

If springtime has you dreaming of a summer job that brings money and joy, it’s time to get serious about your resume and your storytelling skills. Jobs will be available and in some beautiful places exploring National Forests or welcoming guests to  Mackinac Island . Yet they may be more competitive or less plentiful. Tourism and hospitality employment remains the worst affected …

More beautiful ways Mint practices ‘Generosity All Around’

Mint continues to grow and give back in Detroit. Here’s a half dozen of the ways from the pandemic year.

Generosity All Around: Mint gives back in Detroit during a tough pandemic year

“Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.” – artist, cartoonist and author Ashleigh Brilliant This year, as the world shut down, slowed down and took stock, Mint Artists Guild embraced the strength and beauty of generosity. We knew it would be a tough year for children and youth in Detroit, with covid-19 …

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.

Meet us on Livernois for so much creativity and connection

In a fashionable move into one of the most creative neighborhoods in Detroit, Mint will spend most of October on Livernois. Known as the Avenue of Fashion, the mile-long strip of Livernois between Seven and Eight Mile roads houses a half dozen art galleries and a similar number of creative businesses, murals by local and national artists, Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, …

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.

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.

Power and beauty and impact of a summer job

Picture a summer job and you may imagine something quaint and outdoorsy:  a life guard, camp counselor, caddy or park attendant. Or perhaps you recall your first summer job scooping Italian ice, mowing lawns or fixing fast food.   Yet for many teens, paid work is more likely to be imaginary than real, despite many benefits these jobs bring.  Only about …

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 …