Mint Masterpieces

Sat, Oct 19th 2019 at 6:00 PM EDT · By Mint Artists Guild
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Sat, Oct 19th 2019 at 6:00 PM EDT
Sat, Oct 19th 2019 at 9:00 PM EDT
Palmer Woods
Detroit MI, 48203
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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.

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)

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Support an emerging artist's ticket

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If you are busy the evening of Oct. 19, or if you want Mint to invitemore young artists to Mint Masterpieces, this is your opportunity.  This option underwrites one emerging artist to attend our party with a purpose.


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Join us for a beautiful event of art and culture, supporting the creative future of Detroit. Your ticket price includes dinner and desserts, and save room to buy a piece of art or culture in our silent auction.  


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Enjoy Mint Masterpieces early and stay late, if you wish. And when you leave, take home a limited edition print and other gifts for our VIPs. Details will be sent to you and your VIP guests after you register.  



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Give so we are able to be more generous in 2020.  Mint will create art and donate original paintings to local nonprofits, and with your help, we may be able to donate 35 to 45 pieces next year. That's up from our average 25 in the last couple of years!



Summer teaching artist

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Your support will allow us to hire a teaching artist for our youth in the Creative Summer Jobs program. Each sponsorship pays for one experienced artist to come in one day a week throughout the summer. 


Sweet art of dessert

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Sponsor dessert at Mint Masterpieces - and you also will underwrite treats such as granola bars, fruit and other snacks for young artists at three art fairs in 2020.  Your support helps us provide more opportunities to creative Detroit youth.


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