Sip and savor art, food and live music at an art-full fundraiser hosted by Judge Deborah Geraldine Bledsoe Ford and attorney Jerome Watson to benefit a beautiful Detroit nonprofit.
This annual party with a purpose is held in a Detroit art collector's home to support Mint Artists Guild. This year, we head to Palmer Woods, just across Seven Mile from the Mint Studios in Palmer Park.
Online ticket sales have ended, but we will have a limited number of tickets at the door. Please bring a check or credit card and ID to 1565 Balmoral, Palmer Woods this evening.
Take time to see the substantial collection of art with work by internationally known artists and some prized Detroit artists. Among them are pieces by Hughie Lee-Smith, Jacob Lawrence, Charles McGee, Henry Heading and Romare Bearden. "My goal is to have the best eclectic art collection in the world," Judge Bledsoe Ford told Mint. Watch Mint videos and read our blog posts sharing more of their collection and their creative stories.
At Mint Masterpieces, please come ready to bid on some original and limited edition art in our silent auction. Surprises, sumptuous food and a take-home gift for VIP guests also are part of the evening which benefits Mint, a youth development, creative careers and community arts nonprofit in Detroit.
Mint director Vickie Elmer, a co-founder of Mint, gives young artists in our Creative Summer Jobs Program a chance to evaluate and critique each other's work. (Photo © Brendan Ross for Mint Artists Guild)
Mint Artists Guild thanks these supporters and sponsors:
Above: Mint Masterpieces guests and team around the piano at the first gala at Linda and David Whitaker's home. (Photo © Barbara Barefield)