Jevona Fudge Watson wanted young people’s art in her new coffee shop Detroit Sip. So she sought out Mint Artists Guild months ago. 

Recently we installed 15 pieces – including three Detroit skylines – at her shop on McNichols in the LiveSix area. Mint member / photographer Omari Norman showed up to help – and to try Sip’s coffee.  Detroit Sip will open soon; we’re watching Facebook for updates. And Mint Artists will be proud to help launch this small black-owned business.

Join us Thursday for our fall opening. And if you know a worthy nonprofit in Detroit or nearby, consider nominating a nonprofit to receive a made-in-Detroit painting from Mint Artists.

The Carr Center is in Paradise Valley, in downtown Detroit, and our exhibit is on the second floor.

Mint Artists is excited to share the paintings that will then be given to the City Year, Coalition on Temporary Shelter, Junior Achievement, Ruth Ellis Center and more. The exhibit opens Thursday, Sept. 8 at The Carr Center downtown, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Join us in celebrating generosity and creativity.

Meet Tulani Pryor, the first artist hired for the first-ever Mint summer creative jobs program. And read about Mint’s upcoming events – including the Belle Isle Art Fair Aug. 6 & 7 and the Art of Resilience the next weekend – and strategic planning in our monthly e-letter.

Mint Artists next exhibit will bring together tea and made-in-Detroit art. It’s taking place at SocraTea in Midtown Detroit and an opening is scheduled for Friday. Of course, SocraTea serves Mint tea – and even donated some to us. Please join us Friday 6 to 8 p.m. and meet our two featured artists.