Proud to be from Flint and “hometown bred,” Anthony and Davida Artis have been collecting African American art since 2009. Their collection now totals more than seventy works mostly prints, but also watercolors and drawings. According to the couple, they have collected art with the themes of faith, family and faces and “want people to be moved and inspired.” They are attracted to art that tells a story, especially as a means to educate, encourage, and engage the community.
Anthony and his wife Davida cofounded Dedicated Believers Ministries in 2014 and both serve as pastors. Anthony holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and Master’s in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan-Flint. He completed half of a Master of Divinity degree, majoring in theology and homiletics. Davida holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Fisk University. Anthony and Davida married in 1992 and they have two adult sons, Blake and Isaiah. Together they created The Anthony and Davida Artis Collection of African-American Fine Art.
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