Friendships start in many places. Ours are starting in homes and offices, in galleries and studios, over tea and cookies or tea and granola bars.
We have started a new “friend-raiser” called Mint Teas, most of which will take place in individuals’ homes. They bring together a group of creative or entrepreneurial people who are interested in the work Mint Artists Guild does, or intrigued by our mix of business and entrepreneurship training and creative projects.
The first one took place this summer in Ann Arbor, hosted by a creative entrepreneur who has purchased Mint art and donated to us before. She invited a handful of friends: artists, a teacher, a financial type and a former museum leader. Mint brought along cool iced tea, one of our emerging artists and some stories on our early successes.
Now that colder weather is here, we look forward to serving hot tea and sharing stories about some of our alumni, such as Damon FirstBorn Chamblis, who was honored as our Featured Alumni at Mint Masterpieces.
Anyone may host a Mint Tea in a business, a home, a community center or someplace else. So please, get in touch. Select a date; set a goal for your fundraising and let’s drink to our creativity and growth!
Giving Tuesday is a special day, when Americans who have shopped all weekend take time to donate to a worthy cause. It’s a warm day, and one that encourages generosity and community.
So Mint Artists will spend the afternoon of Nov. 29 – one week from today – at SocraTea in Midtown Detroit, a place that generously gave us an exhibit earlier this year. We hope to connect with you from 2-5 p.m. – and may give away a few things as well as accept donations. (If you cannot join us for a cup o tea, you also are welcome to donate online or mail us a check to PO Box 21667 Detroit, MI 48221.)
Mint Artists builds confidence, business and life skills – and community. Our artists become better problem solvers and more engaged and generous citizens, as several of our artists will show.
Please join us for Giving Tuesday – and keep our creative futures engaged and growing.
Mint Artists next exhibit will bring together tea and made-in-Detroit art. It’s taking place at SocraTea in Midtown Detroit and an opening is scheduled for Friday. Of course, SocraTea serves Mint tea – and even donated some to us. Please join us Friday 6 to 8 p.m. and meet our two featured artists.