Blooming with creativity and generosity: Mint success statistics 2022

Mint Artists Guild is blooming with growth, and has broken records this year. Read more in our yearend By the numbers report.

Creative sites to help land your next creative job

Want to land a wonderful, creative job or freelance gig this year? Check out these sites that focus on creative work.

Be a better mentor as you help advance or launch careers

Follow our advice to become a better mentor.

Mint guide: Steps to prepare for a commission

Mint’s new guide helps emerging artists prepare for a commission.

Six ways to plan for artists’ care during an art fair

Mint Artists Guild is going to the art fairs again this year – starting with Palmer Park Art Fair this weekend. We will set up at the Belle Isle Art Fair in early August, the Funky Ferndale Art Fair in September and some pop up art events in between. We spend a lot of timing getting ready for these fairs, …

From justice to automakers to essential workers, Youth Arts Competition winners are diverse and creative

Mint has chosen eleven winners in our first Metro Detroit Youth Arts Competition. They are a diverse group, from kindergarden to college and from black and white photo to beautiful paintings.

Why Will Langford believes in our new Youth Arts Competition

[space_20] When we leap into something new and big, it helps to bring along an optimist and a make-magic-happen person like Will Langford. Known as Will The Poet, he has a history of helping Mint and our young artists. And he also served as the voice of Michigan State University’s “Empower Extraordinary” campaign. He will use his positive energies and …

Freedom! Live life frugally this summer

This summer, start an adventure in frugal living with our advice.

Five ways to make more time for your creative work

  Some weeks fly by and at the end of them, we wonder why we never took time to sketch, to paint, to write or edit a poem.   Tests and college admissions essays, volunteer work and family commitments distract us from our creative work.   Bosses ask us to work an extra day on the weekend, the day we …

Creative, beautiful art at Mint Masterpieces, Part 1

Guests at Mint Masterpieces on Oct. 19 will savor art that has been collected  by our co-hosts Judge Deborah Geraldine Bledsoe Ford and attorney Jerome Watson. And they will be able to bid on and take home some art created by Mint Artists as well. Our silent auction features certainly work by well established artists including Anthony Brass, Donald Calloway, …