We just closed out a year of firsts – our first exhibit held at the Fisher Building, our first time selling anything at the Detroit Institute of Arts and our first summer where we employed 10 artists and creatives.
We hit double digits and many of Detroit’s best venues in one year.
We hope you like our success by the numbers for 2019, and that you will pitch in some dollars to grow our successes this year.
Here’s a look at 2019 by the numbers:
2 Wolverine Promise interns who worked with us, Catherine and Trinity. It was our first time participating, as we prepared to launch a Mint marketing internship program.
3 Emerging artists who serve on Mint’s board of directors, up from two last year.
weeks of free arts and crafts in Palmer Park. That seven weeks is more than double the previous year, thanks to support from individuals and others. We aim to offer nine weeks this year, with your support.
10 emerging artists from Detroit who were part of our Creative Summer Jobs program, up from six in 2018
12 Mint greeting cards that are on sale at the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum Store through mid March, as part of the Detroit Collects show. They debuted at the member-only shopping night in November.
71 Yes, more than six dozen volunteers helped Mint with projects, events, workshops, Mint Masterpieces and more.
1,023 – Number of hours our Summer Creative Workers were paid for creating with and for Mint in July and August.
$11,500 – Estimated amount of art, jewelry and artisan gifts sold by Mint’s
Learn and Earn artists this year through Mint. They endured rain, a storm, cold temperatures and made great friendships and connections through these pop ups and art fairs.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of Blossoms full service florists, Grow Detroit’s Young Talent, Integrity Shows, People for Palmer Park, the Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency, and many individual donors and small businesses who make these accomplishments possible. We ask that you will support us too so these success numbers will be bigger and more beautiful by the end of 2020.
Read our 2017 success by the numbers report here and our 2016 success report here. We were so busy preparing for growth at the end of 2018 that we did not create a success list, though we did tally some of the numbers used for comparison.
Photos: Waldemar Brandt and Jan Kaluza / Unsplash; Vickie Elmer for Mint.