On the final Wednesday of each show, gallery43 hosts a local non-profit in the gallery for a fundraiser. During that evening, 10% of the proceeds go directly to that organization as a charitable contribution. Purchases may be made online for those unable to attend the event.
This month's recipient is MINT.
MINT is a 501(c)3 non-profit, arts organization dedicated to cultivating an innovative arts community in Atlanta and Georgia. They support emerging artists, patrons, and creative professionals by providing studio and exhibition space, curatorial opportunities, workshops and classes, conferences, an internship program, and other resources. Through these programs, MINT fosters a generous spirit, strengthens the regional economy, and enriches the creative community.
MINT was founded in 2006 by undergraduate students at Atlanta universities, as a space for emerging artists and patrons to find their voices. Over the past 11 years, via programs and exhibitions, they have presented 1,000+ contemporary and experimental artists. MINT is accessible to creatives through many opportunities to present work in both traditional and alternative media, such as installation, sculpture, drawing, painting, photography, film, literature, and performance. Rigorously curated exhibitions and projects, community art programs, and open artist calls continue to engage and challenge the contemporary Atlanta art scene.
Historically, MINT has hosted 8 -12 curated group and solo exhibits in its former gallery space, and now at satellite locations in Atlanta. They offer further visibility and support by purchasing emerging art for our Permanent Collection. Additional programs include Leap Year, MINT's emerging studio artist residency, and Invest-MINT, their underserved youth outreach and cultural enrichment program. Finally, MINT's intensive Internship Program trains 15 interns per year for a future in the arts.