Minter began his career as an artist in the city of Atlanta. In 1994, Minter received a travel grant from the National Endowment for the Arts spending a year in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil where he established relationships that have continued to nurture his life and work. Minter uses his art as a tool for dialogue with his community. He is the co-founder and creative visionary of the Portland FreedomTrail, a system of granite and bronze markers siting places and events associated with the anti-slavery movement in Portland, the Malaga Island Trail which remembers the Black, European and Native American residents of the island who were forcibly removed by the state of Maine in 1912. Minter was named in Maine Magazine’s 50 Mainers issue recognizing people who use their creativity, business acumen, and philanthropic ethos to make Maine a better place.