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.

Holiday cards: back story and today’s beauties

  Credit or blame Sir Henry Cole for the tradition of sending holiday cards to family or friends. The man who would go on to become the first leader of the Victoria and Albert Museum created what the Smithsonian magazine says is the first Christmas card in 1840. That’s when he realized he did not have enough time to send …

It’s super dope to be a role model for girls. Not just black girls but all girls.

artist Sydney James, in a Michigan Chronicle online interview after finishing her powerful Murals in the Market piece in Detroit.

Mint Artists will demonstrate jewelry making and live painting, and one will offer henna painting on guests’ hands. Sunday’s a fun day at Eastern Market; see us in Shed 3.

 Mint has a three in a row series of one day events this month, with our emerging artists showing and selling their work. Catch us at:

+  The Art of Resilience, The Starr Summer Youth Festival is this Saturday at Campus Martius Park / Cadillac Square downtown from 11 – 8. Performances and dance and visual arts celebrate resilience and youth creativity.

+ Next Sunday, Aug. 21, several Mint Artists will be part of Live Art Detroit. This demonstration filled art show will be held at Eastern Market Shed 3 from 10 -4.

+ Then on Sunday, Aug. 28, we head to the fourth annual Hug Detroit Day. Held on Iron Street, this festival brings together music, poetry, art and love and friendship in a beautiful small festival / block party.

Four Mint Artists will be part of this artisan and maker event on Sunday at Shed 5 in Eastern Market. They are Damon FirstBorn Chamblis, Espacia Fotiu, Omari Norman and Maisha Rahman, with paintings, photos, multi media and jewelry. Come by and buy!

Mint Artists Guild members stuck it out by being all bundled up during the Palmer Park Art Fair. Yes, we saw the snowflakes. Our next event is sure to be warmer:  It’s June 5 at Shed 5 Sundays at Eastern Market.