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Meet three Mint Artists and buy their work at Palmer Park

© Anne Kinney
© Trinity Brown

We are less than a month away from the Palmer Park Art Fair on June 1 and 2. And all our artists are working diligently to create work, plan their displays and prepare to show and sell their work during the juried boutique art fair

Palmer Park Art Fair is one of Mint’s two largest events of the year – and we invite you to attend.

So to whet your appetite, we have a series of blog posts that introduce the 13 or so artists who will be in our group tent.  Here’s three artists to start:

Trinity Brown creates wire wrapped jewelry using copper and sterling silver wire and semi precious stones. She has been active with Mint for several years and now serves on our board of directors. (Read her advice to artists on preparing for a big event in our blog.)

Anne Kinney is new to Mint, and she paints beautiful florals using water color, and sometimes pastels, charcoal or other mediums. She attends Clawson High School and has been an active volunteer, helping out at craft shows and more.

Alexis Wright attends Cass Technical High School and intends to go to Wayne State University in the fall. She works in digital art and acrylic painting. Alexis created the popular marbled paper at our youth-led art workshops.

These three artists and another 10 are working hard to prepare for their first fine art fair,  or in Trinity’s case her 10th plus. So please meet them in person and support their creative entrepreneurship on June 1 or 2!

© Alexis Wright
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Space it out in preparing for major event

Trinity Brown creates and sells jewelry – often a lot of it – at the Mint tent at the Palmer Park Art Fair.

At a recent Mint workshop, she shared how she sometimes has procrastinated on finishing work, adding the hooks to earrings the night before the fair and created many pieces in the final days beforehand.

This year, though, she is getting ahead, ordering jewelry making supplies easier. She is setting aside some stock specifically to sell to Palmer Park Art Fair patrons on June 1 and 2, and will not post it online ahead of time. (She sells on her website and on Instagram and Etsy too.)

“Give yourself some time” to create art for a major event, she told Mint Learn and Earn artists in her Teens Teaching Teens segment.

“Space it out” when you’re creating art.

Avoiding last minute preparations sounds simple, and it will give artists time for special commissions and other serendipity that shows up two days before a major show.

– © Vickie Elmer, 2019 for Mint

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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.