Our year of creative growth – Mint’s many firsts and success by the numbers 2023

Our success is measured in youth growth and coloring pages as well as creative work for Detroit emerging artists. Read on.

Blooming with creativity and generosity: Mint success statistics 2022

Mint Artists Guild is blooming with growth, and has broken records this year. Read more in our yearend By the numbers report.

Showcasing Mint Artists Guild’s Summer Job Minterns

Mint Artists Guild’s Summer Jobs brought in five Mint interns – who are known as Minterns – from the Wolverine Pathways program at the University of Michigan and the Urban Alliance. Us Minterns have dug into an array of creative work developing social media campaigns, writing blog posts, organizing art supplies, planning for the Concert of Colors Youth Art Fair, …

Six smart, strong tips for completing your internship with professionalism.

With your internship about to end, you must work harder than ever – and build your portfolio and connections.

Mint measures up: Success by the numbers in 2021

Learn about Mint’s growth and success in 2021 in this success by the numbers report.

Be a better mentor as you help advance or launch careers

Follow our advice to become a better mentor.

Six ways to plan for artists’ care during an art fair

Mint Artists Guild is going to the art fairs again this year – starting with Palmer Park Art Fair this weekend. We will set up at the Belle Isle Art Fair in early August, the Funky Ferndale Art Fair in September and some pop up art events in between. We spend a lot of timing getting ready for these fairs, …

Success! De’Shaia lands in pro shows with Mint

De’Shaia Ventour, a senior at Cass Tech, started making more elaborate duct tape painting after she joined Mint and sold her work at the Palmer Park Art Fair and other Mint events.  She still creates beautiful duct tape flower pens and wallets, but her work has gotten bigger, more elaborate and in more venues. Her duct tape painting Black Roses …

Mint’s successes and miracles: A yearend letter from our director

Dear friends of Mint, Mint Artists Guild is finishing a year of successes and firsts. We are proud of these – and we see how many more opportunities and challenges we could tackle in 2020 and 2021, with your support and donations from individuals, businesses and foundations. Some of our successes have names: Seyi, a photographer, learned to paint with …

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.