Join us in August – a very art-filled month

Join Mint at two very artsy events in August, including a garden party fundraiser hosted by artist / arts patron Ellen Stone, whose painting is shown.

Help Mint with our creativity, community, youth jobs and growth this year

Group of Mint Artists working during the pandemic at our outdoors studio

Mint Artists Guild is on a mission – make that two missions. One serves creative youth and children in Detroit, creating opportunities and launching careers, teaching business skills and more. The second creates more room for art in Detroit, with donated art and art exhibits, Free Art Fridays, free arts and crafts and our growing Art in Windows initiative. Our …

More beautiful ways Mint practices ‘Generosity All Around’

Mint continues to grow and give back in Detroit. Here’s a half dozen of the ways from the pandemic year.

Generosity All Around: Mint gives back in Detroit during a tough pandemic year

“Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.” – artist, cartoonist and author Ashleigh Brilliant [space_20] This year, as the world shut down, slowed down and took stock, Mint Artists Guild embraced the strength and beauty of generosity. We knew it would be a tough year for children and youth in Detroit, with …

Three ways Mint practices generosity in Detroit

    “Every minute of every hour of every day you are making the world, just as you are making yourself, and you might as well do it with generosity and kindness and style,” said Rebecca Solnit, writer and activist and author of The Mother of All Questions and many other books.   Mint Artists Guild is striving to make …

Children are our future, our beautiful inspiration for 2020

Girl with a heart painting by Alexis Bagley

Read on to learn why we are focusing on children and youth in the year ahead.

Creative, beautiful art at Mint Masterpieces, Part 2

Meet some of the generous artists donating work to Mint Masterpieces.

Big dreams, jump in right now: Our story in The Creative Armory

Mint is featured in The Creative Armory blog: quotes, our history and a lot of our beautiful youth art.

Summertime wish list: Give us mosaics and gift cards and more!

Mint is getting ready for a busy summer of art making – and free arts and crafts in Palmer Park. And as they say it takes a village, so we are asking our village to give us some supplies.  These all will be used by our teen artists for creative community art projects. Here’s our summertime wish list: Art supplies: …

Sounds sweet, looks beautiful: Mint at the DSO

Mint Artists Guild has reached another milestone:  A piece of our art now belongs in a major arts institution’s collection. Success sounds sweet after we donated a Paint Detroit with Generosity painting to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. The painting, created last year in the Mint Creative Summer Jobs program by worker Charles, will hang in the DSO’s new education wing. …