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Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey, Tennessee Apple, and Tennessee Fire present The Flavors of Two Cities: A Toast to Music, Fashion and Art celebrating the contributions of multicultural creatives from Detroit and St.Louis. In a series of three short videos, we get a taste of each city’s artistic culture by capturing stories of local creatives making their mark.

Our three Jack Flavors brands are mellowed drop by drop, then matured in handcrafted barrels of our own making. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey blends Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey with hints of honey to give it a naturally smooth finish. Tennessee Fire blends warm cinnamon liqueur with the bold character of Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 for a classic spirit with a surprisingly smooth finish. Jack Daniel's Tennessee Apple has the unique character of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey coupled with crisp green apple for a bold, refreshing, and exceptionally smooth taste. Through this program, Jack Daniels highlights the crisp, the smooth and the fire of each creative to showcase how they have matured their own craft in music, fashion and art to add flavor to their city.

A TOAST TO ART


Jayvn Solomon
| Muralist
St. Louis, MO | @jayvnize

Jayvn Solomon credits the eclectic array of experiences, interests, and technical skills he’s developed since college with guiding his professional evolution as an experiential and environmental designer. From storyboard to installation of physical spaces, exhibits, and branded experiences, Jayvn has collaborated with artists, architects, engineers, and fabricators as well as coders, urban planners, zoologists, among many others.

He describes his work as residing on a spectrum between story, impact, progress, and connection—combined creatively to answer tough questions, address challenges, and spark solutions. No matter the project, his philosophy and methodology remain rooted in the nuanced balances between pushing limits of progress, environmental sustainability, and social equity.

St. Louis Muralist Javyn Solomon @jayvnize - TRISTAN OLIVER @TOPSHOTTAH
  • Tristan Oliver @topshottah
  • St. Louis Muralist Javyn Solomon @jayvnize
St. Louis Muralist Javyn Solomon @jayvnize - TRISTAN OLIVER @TOPSHOTTAH
  • Tristan Oliver @topshottah
  • St. Louis Muralist Javyn Solomon @jayvnize

Desiree Kelly | Muralist
Detroit, MI | @desireekellyart

A former production manager/senior graphic designer for The Detroit Metro Times, Desiree Kelly is now an award-winning artist known for her artistry as the city’s premier portrait painter. The Detroit native was introduced to oil painting while studying Graphic Design at Wayne State University. Subsequently, upon finding inspiration in the environment, she cultivated a vibrant and distinctive style of visual storytelling.

Desiree’s portraits of public icons are historically immersive and reflect the narrative of her subjects by incorporating artifacts and phrases within each piece. Her work incorporates her characteristic mixture of “street art” and traditional oil technique and can be experienced through permanent and temporary public collections across all of Detroit.

Detroit Muralist Desiree Kelly @desireekellyart - TRISTAN OLIVER @TOPSHOTTAH
  • Tristan Oliver @topshottah
  • Detroit Muralist Desiree Kelly @desireekellyart
Detroit Muralist Desiree Kelly @desireekellyart - TRISTAN OLIVER @TOPSHOTTAH
  • Tristan Oliver @topshottah
  • Detroit Muralist Desiree Kelly @desireekellyart

A TOAST TO FASHION



Not Sorry Goods
| Fashion Company
Dy-Min Johnson & Jess Minnick | Co-Founders
Detroit, MI | @notsorrygoods

A kickboxing class initially brought together Not Sorry Goods co-founders Dy-Min Johnson and Jessica Minnick. After sparring a few rounds, the two discovered they shared mutual interests and passions. Their friendship ultimately blossomed into Not Sorry Goods, uniting Detroit native Dy-min’s penchant for fashion and long-time thrifting habit with Jess’ inspiration from the city’s industrious spirit and authentically creative soul.

Not Sorry Goods reflects the pair’s mantra of doing good things and generating positive change that ensures a more sustainable, inclusive, and equitable future for all. As a result, their dynamic Woman+Black+Latinix-owned business fosters inclusive opportunities as well as fashion in their community—from cultivating a diverse workforce and actively supporting equity in educational and resource accessibility, to creating dope clothing for people of all types, shapes, and sizes.

Not Sorry Goods Co-Founders Jess Minnic & Dy-Min Johnson @notsorrygoods - TRISTAN OLIVER @TOPSHOTTAH
  • Tristan Oliver @topshottah
  • Not Sorry Goods Co-Founders Jess Minnic & Dy-Min Johnson @notsorrygoods
Not Sorry Goods Co-Founders Dy-Min Johnson & jess Minnic @notsorrygoods - TRISTAN OLIVER @TOPSHOTTAH
  • Tristan Oliver @topshottah
  • Not Sorry Goods Co-Founders Dy-Min Johnson & jess Minnic @notsorrygoods

A TOAST TO MUSIC

Local artists coming soon!

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