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Mint Artists: Paint Detroit with Generosity

Organized by: Mint Artists Guild

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A season of giving and gratitude
November 16, 2017

We are so grateful to so many individuals and businesses and others that supported Mint Artists Guild - and to our young artists themselves for See More

THE STORY:

Mint Artists Guild works with high school age artists on business and professional skills, on developing career ideas and becoming "engaged, generous citizens."  An all-volunteer team teaches and coaches and creates opportunities to sell "fresh art from Detroit teens."  

 Already our artists show greater confidence and business savvy; some are in gallery shows and others buying tents for more art fairs. 

“ Mint is very important for Detroit and Detroiters to support because it will produce a lot of successful artists among the younger generation,“ said Ackeem Salmon, teen artist in Mint, 2015.

With a little magic and a lot of volunteer support, we hired four young people in summer of 2016 and created paintings and art pieces that were donated to 19 local nonprofit organizations.  

With your support, we want to grow - and hire five young people in Detroit and donate 21 or more paintings. We even dream of creating a mosaic to be placed in Palmer Park - though that requires extra support.

We are following the Artists for Humanity model, and are also seeking corporate and nonprofit clients who will hire Mint for creative products and services this summer.


Goal:  Demonstrate generosity and connectivity between local nonprofit orgs as we launch creative careers and grow our startup nonprofit - yes we are a nonprofit organization.

Who:  Mint's board of directors / co-founders include an awesome local artist Hubert Massey  and Mark Loeb, the man behind the Palmer Park Art Fair and other creative events. Also an attorney named Erika Davis, whose son was part of our program in 2015, financial whiz and dancer instructor Cornell Batie; triple entrepreneur and former teacher Pamela Hilliard Owens; writer and entrepreneur Vickie Elmer and a talented emerging artist named Espacia Marie

What:  A summer full of creative work, generosity and collaboration with other nonprofit organizations and neighborhood groups. 

When:  Paintings will be created mainly in July and August, and are expected to be finished and delivered by Dec. 15. We hope to find a venue to exhibit them again.

How:  Generous people will give to this campaign in any amount. Anyone who gives $50 or more will receive a Mint 'starry starry night card' painted by Maisha Rahman or another Mint card. 

Why:  Because Mint believes in creating projects that "benefit our clients, our communities and our world" and wants to launch with a collaborative generous approach. Because Mint wants generosity baked into its DNA from the start. Because generosity is beautiful! Because creative teens need good summer jobs.

If you want to know more about Mint, we welcome questions and ideas. If you want your nonprofit organization to receive a Mint painting, we will take your recommendations  - or you or one of your supporters could donate $975 to Mint and we will donate to a local charity of your choice. (You'll get a small appreciation gift too. We told you we're into generosity.)

$4,668

 

37% Raised of $12,500 Goal

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Pay for one teen at a Mint workshop.
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  • Mark Loeb

     

  • Wendy Shepherd

     

  • Frida Kahlo

    $25

  • Margaret Trimer-Hartley

     

  • Gordon Parks

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Joani Loeb

    $100

  • Vickie Elmer

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Margaret Fuller

     

  • Bill and Rose Elmer

     

  • Jacob Lawrence

    $25

  • Joel Loeb & Sue Halsey

    $100

  • Joshua & Yvette

     

  • Vickie Elmer

    $30

  • TechTown

    $7

  • Bart Loeb

     

  • terrance cummins

    $25

  • Butler Davis

    $100

  • Sophie Taeuber-Arp

    $25

  • Esther Ingber

     

  • Harriet Monticello

    $25

  • Bernie Kohn

    $333

  • zingerman's community of businesses

    $25

  • Mity Nice

    $110

  • Barbara Barefield

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Hubert Massey

    $50

  • The Brod Family

    $200

  • Vindu Goel

    $50

  • Patrons at the Palmer Park Art Fair

    $20

  • Patrons at Palmer Park Art Fair

    $9

  • Jennette Smith Kotila

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $55

  • Eric's I've Been Framed Shop

    $100

  • Pamela Hilliard Owens

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Vickie Elmer

     

  • Matthew Bower

    $25

  • Roula and Jesse Cory

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Pam Murray

    $100

  • Nancy Schoenheide

    $50

  • Jennette Smith Kotila

    $250

  • Julie Ann Baker

    $15

  • Palmer Park Art Fair patrons

    $57

  • Integrity Shows

    $250

  • Eve Silberman

    $25

  • Bernie Kohn

    $300

  • Barbara & Spencer Barefield

    $50

  • Neil Hitz

     

  • Judy Bowman

    $50

  • Guests at Kensington Metropark Art Fair

    $17

  • Francine J. Hachem

    $20

  • Hubert Massey

    $200

  • Mint Artists Guild

    $25

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This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $4,668 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Vickie Elmer

Amount Raised

$1,748

 

81% Raised of $2,150 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mint Artists Guild

Amount Raised

$1,686

 

13% Raised of $12,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mark Loeb

Amount Raised

$667

 

33% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Hubert Massey

Amount Raised

$250

Fundraiser Title

Erika Davis

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

Linda Buck

Amount Raised

$67

Fundraiser Title

Sommer Realy

Amount Raised

$65

Fundraiser Title

Espacia Fotiu

Amount Raised

$40

Donor Comments

Mint Artists Guild

Mint Artists Guild

DONATION: $25

8 months ago

Hubert Massey

Hubert Massey

DONATION: $200

1 year ago

Francine J. Hachem

Francine J. Hachem

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Guests at Kensington Metropark Art Fair

Guests at Kensington Metropark Art Fair

DONATION: $17

1 year ago

Judy Bowman

Judy Bowman

DONATION: $50

What a good cause! 1 year ago

Neil Hitz

Neil Hitz

1 year ago

Barbara & Spencer Barefield

Barbara & Spencer Barefield

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Bernie Kohn

Bernie Kohn

DONATION: $300

1 year ago

Eve Silberman

Eve Silberman

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Integrity Shows

Integrity Shows

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

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