THE BIG IDEA
Brighten charity spaces. Honor the work of nonprofits. Launch creative careers. Grow our generous mindset.
Mint Artists Guild believes in creating projects that "benefit our clients, our communities and our youth" –a win-win-win approach. So in 2016, Mint developed a new initiative called Paint Detroit with Generosity which donates teen-made paintings and art pieces to local nonprofit organizations. They hang in major charities such as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and small ones like Crescendo Detroit and Stand with Trans. Most paintings are created by our summer workers.
We are grateful to the Skillman Foundation, Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, Culture Source and many individuals and artists for support of Paint Detroit with Generosity.
Among the charities to receive paintings in 2019 are:
Arts & Scraps
Belle Isle Conservancy
Crossroads of Michigan
Detroit Horse Power
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Downtown Boxing Gym
Greening of Detroit
Mercy Education Project
People for Palmer Park
Ronald McDonald House of Detroit
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The Youth Connection
Several times a year, Mint brings young artists to serve and volunteer through art projects and workshops, helping in elementary schools and at community events and celebrations.
How You Can Nominate a Nonprofit to Our Program
To nominate a nonprofit to receive a painting or to request Mint at your school or event, please send an email to email@example.com. Describe the organization or school, your role and the event. Preference is given to charities that have headquarters or primarily focus on Detroit and organizations that serve youth or low-income, high needs populations.