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 Building. He interviewed us some more, taking in the 25 paintings to be donated to local nonprofits. The result: A feature story on CBS Detroit’s Eye on Detroit.

The story aired this morning during local breaks of the CBS This Morning, co-hosted by Gayle King. It features Mint summer worker Jessica Fligger who said, “I wanted to do something that would put me out of my comfort zone,” in her original painting for the Mercy Education Project.  

It also shared perspectives by Mint board member Kelly O’Neill and others on Mint’s impact on youth and on Detroit. Please watch and share our Eye on Detroit story today.  Then please visit the Paint Detroit with Generosity show on display at the Fisher Building, in the Fisher Bakery, through Dec. 30.

Or if you want Mint to grow and hire more youth in Detroit next year who will paint for more local nonprofits, please donate today.  


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