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 for upcoming Mint videos sharing more details of their collection, coming soon.)
Then 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)
Above: Mint Masterpieces guests and team around the piano at the first gala at Linda and David Whitaker's home. (Photo © Barbara Barefield)
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.
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!