In 2017, MINT partnered with the Hambidge Center for their HIVE project at Colony Square. We were selected through a competitive application process to be one of 12 arts groups to convert unused commercial space into an art installation. Our project, “You Are Welcome, You’re Welcome” featured 10 artists that transformed an old dentist’s office into a light filled space with performances and interactive exhibits. Featured artists were Terp Vairin, Hasani Sahlehe, Kaye Lee Patton, Shae Edman, Natalie Escobar, Jessica Caldas, Danielle Deadwyler, Jane Foley, Amanda Grae Platner, and Lauren Michelle Peterson. This project reached more than 7,000 people over two months.
BRIGHTHOUSE + MINT
BrightHouse, a global creative consultancy, believes that seeing piece a of art can be a catalyst for changing the way you think or the way that you interact with the people around you. That’s why, they felt that it was important to surround themselves with art – particularly since Georgia has one of the lowest levels of per capita arts funding in the country. BrightHouse is hosting rotating exhibits from MINT featuring different artists every few months. At the end of each rotation, they buy a piece to add to our permanent collection. They even made a video about the purpose behind our first acquisitions.
Our second partnership is with the Grove Park Foundation, an organization committed to holistic neighborhood revitalization to improve the quality of life in the Grove Park neighborhood in Northwest Atlanta. We work with the Grove Park Foundation as the arts partner for their annual Creekside Festival. We've facilitated cyanotype making workshops, a storytelling tent, multimedia tent, a painting workshop, and shared the artistic history of the neighborhood with attendees. It's our honor to celebrate the amazing history and diversity of the Grove Park neighborhood.
During Atlanta Streets Alive on Peachtree Street, MINT worked collaboratively with our Downtown neighbors from Cultivating Cultures, Underground Atlanta, Newport, Eyedrum, and Murmur to promote and exhibit local artists. Through sponsorship from MINT and Newport, MINTern alumni Chrissy Brimmage created an interactive mood room in the middle of Peachtree Street. MINT and Cultivating Cultures created a free Artist Market for over 20 local artists and nonprofit organizations including Fulton County Arts & Culture and Color ATL and our Fall MINTerns handed out orange MINT balloons to the community.