Mint Art in Windows

Mint Artists Guild is proud to showcase youth art in the windows of Black- and women-owned businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck and other nearby places. This initiative started in 2020 during the pandemic, and encourages people to explore neighborhoods, support local businesses and see art in new places. It is based on the notion that art is for all, and belongs in all kinds of places.

It continues with a spring 2023 show along Livernois, an area roughly between Seven and Eight Mile Roads known as the Avenue of Fashion. Mint’s 2023 Art in Windows is underwritten by PNC.

Art in Windows Spring 2023 art may be found at these locations:

Art in Motion, 19939 Livernois – Art in Motion has worked with Mint on numerous projects. The create-your-own clay art studio gives Mint a window with Seahorse and City Skyline, a limited edition print based on the painting by Lia Massey, a Mint Creative Summer worker; Singing by Kyndall McMillion and Fall flowers, a small painting by Lakiya Ealy. (Shown in photo by Mintern Breon Murphy)

Jo’s Gallery, 19376 Livernois – Jo’s Gallery has three pieces in its windows: Turtle Swirls by Faith Jones-Honey; Justice Protest by Eleanor Aro; TBA by Moumita Chawdhury; all are Mint Creative Summer workers.

MAC Galleries, 18943 Livernois – MAC Galleries is new to Art in Windows; it relocated to Livernois about a year ago. On display are two pieces fraomed by MAC: Palmer Park Purview by Donald Calloway III and Detroit Dreams, a limited edition print by Jessica Fligger, available unframed in the Mint Shop online

Sherwood Forest Art Gallery, 19500 Livernois – Sherwood Forest has printed most of our limited edition giclee prints. This spring, it hosts the most Mint pieces: A Little Night Music by Alexis Bagley; Jade Bug by Donald Calloway III; Hydrangas by Catherine Jones; Triple Butterflies by Jordan Johnson; Mushroom Joy by Kyndall McMillian. Sunflower at Wayne, photograph by Maisha Rahman. All except the Rahman photograph are from Mint Creative Summer Jobs program.

None of Art in Windows artwork is for sale. Instead, Mint encourages guests to browse and buy from our creative host businesses. Or if you want youth art, please visit us at the Palmer Park Art Fair in early June. Art in Windows will be up through May 30, 2023. Learn more about these creative Black-owned businesses in Mint Instagram or Facebook posts, or through their websites, which are linked above.

Mint’s Art in Windows at Akoma in 2020.