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Emerging photographer grant: Win $5K

This photograph by Mint Artists alumni Omari Norman tells a story of a prom couple. It may say something about their lives – or about life in Detroit.

A grant for emerging photographers seeks those who “communicate their interpretation of the conditions affecting their lives.”  Luminous Endowment will award $5,000 to a photographer ages 18 to 30 through the A.J. Zelina Emerging Young Photographer Grant  Deadline to apply is Feb. 28.

Luminous Endowment offers other grants for photographers – providing opportunities to travel to Armena and other new countries, and one that preserves memories and stories.

Mint will share other grant opportunities for emerging artists next month.

Photo © Omari Norman 2016,

Blog post © Vickie Elmer 2017

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If you want to see the creative future of Detroit, and support creative artists ages 13 to 19, come to the Palmer Park Art Fair on Saturday and Sunday.

Mint will have two tents this year – 15 artists, up from 11 last year. And one of our 2015 alumni, Ackeem Salmon, is in his first solo art fair in a tent nearby. 

The photo above of Eleanor Olson painting was taken by Mint photographer Omari June Norman. Below is jewelry by Trinity Brown and artist Maisha Rahman at last year’s Palmer Park fair. 

They create jewelry, crocheted penguins, photographs, paintings, multi media and more. Their work will be great graduation gifts, birthday presents or gifts for teachers, fathers or yourself. Details are found on the Palmer Park ART Fair website. Delectable art is found in the two Mint tents half way up to the Palmer Park Log Cabin.