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Apply for summer creative jobs in Detroit

Mint’s summer jobs team in 2016.


Mint Artists Guild hopes to hire more young artists to paint and create original work this summer. If we raise a few thousand dollars to support the summer creative jobs program, the young people – ages 16 to 20 – will be hired through Grow Detroit’s Young Talent, the city’s summer jobs program. Young people must live in the city of Detroit.

Deadline to apply is March 31 – and after applying, please let us know you’re interested in Mint!  (Drop a note to and tell us why you’re interested and what kind of art you make.)

Shown here are the 2016 summer jobs crew: Jaiona Head, Tulani Pryor, Johanan Larsosa and Alexis Bagley.

They created 19 paintings that Mint donated to local nonprofits through our Paint Detroit with Generosity campaign, including one that Alexis Bagley painted that’s in Mack Alive! permanent collection.


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Quotable: Super Business Girl

“I was able to build my own dreams. I’m still doing it.”

Asia Newson, the 13-year-old entrepreneur known as Super Business Girl, in a Forbes magazine feature.
Asia Newson
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Seven Mint Artists will show and sell their creative work at the Funky Ferndale Art Fair on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Among them are a photographer, a jewelry artist, a multi media artist and a few painters. All are ages 13 to 19 and are from Detroit or Hamtramck.

Mint’s tents will be about half way down Nine Mile near Allen Street, and also near Affirmations. Some 120 professional artists also set up and sell at Funky Ferndale.

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Mint Artists creative summer jobs commence next week – and Alexis Bagley is one of our first hires. Learn more about her and meet Mint board member Linda Buck in our June e-letter.  If you want to subscribe, there’s a button on the top left. It’s a great way to learn about events and activities of Mint Artists Guild – and it’s written by an award winning freelance writer who contributes to The Washington Post and other quality media outlets!

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Ackeem Salmon believes in Mint Artists Guild and its training and connections, which led him to gallery representation and other successes. Salmon now attends College for Creative Studies. Please donate to Mint today – we’re on Crowdrise starting today. A gift of $10 will help buy canvases or paint and anyone who gives $313 will receive a small painting by a Mint artist!