Wednesday, July 1, 2015

PhanArt Presents: In All Good Company Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Art In Chicago

“In All Good Company”, the largest exhibit of Grateful Dead Art and Artists, will be held Friday July 3, Saturday July 4 and Sunday July 5 from 12pm-6pm at Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago, IL, 1 mile from Soldier Field, the site of ‘Fare Thee Well’, reuniting the ‘core four’ of the Grateful Dead alongside Trey Anastasio, Bruce Hornsby and Jeff Chimenti.

Exhibited art includes limited edition posters, clothing, pins, tye-dyes, books, photography and other unique Grateful Dead inspired art from a variety of vendors and artists. Musical performances from Chicago bands Jack Straw and Under the Willow will compliment the artists throughout the art exhibition, with curated music from Blank Space Arts.

Admission to this event is FREE.

(Chicago, IL, June 18, 2015) PhanArt Presents has announced the final lineup of artists for “In All Good Company”, the largest ever exhibition of Grateful Dead art and artists celebrating 50 years of Grateful Dead inspired art and featuring an extensive range of artists who draw inspiration from the music of the Grateful Dead. The art exhibition will be held July 3, 4 and 5 from 12pm-6pm daily at the historic Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, located near Grant Park. This one of a kind art show, created and produced by Pete Mason, will be held during the final performances of the ‘core four’ of the Grateful Dead during ‘Fare Thee Well’ at Soldier Field.

Poster artists include John Warner, Phil Kutno, Richard Biffle, TRiPP, Good Thoughts Printing, Jeff Troldahl, Not Fade Away Artworks, Jim Pollock, Michael Boyer, Mark Serlo, The Art of Ryan Kerrigan, all of whom will have a variety of prints available from across the portfolio of the Grateful Dead’s history.

Pin makers on hand at “In All Good Company” include Kingpin Designs, Dr. Wookles, Pin Me Down, Andrew Bryant, Pinsanity Designs Zenster and Dave Bangert, each of which will feature their ever-popular pin series and designs, as well as other items made specifically for the Fare Thee Well shows.

Clothing makers Uncle John’s Outfitters, Erin Cadigan, Get Shit Done, Heady Teddy’s Outfitters, Grateful Girls Scarves, Eden’s Rose Foundation, Lot Lifestyle, S.A.W. Creations, Vintage Dead and The Shakedown Shop will have a variety of clothing styles and hats and accessories, perfect for fans of all ages.

Photography exhibits by Dead Images from Robbi Cohn and Scott Harris Photo highlight and connect eras of the Grateful Dead with prints for sale.

Tye-Dye artist Courtenay Pollock, who crafted the tye-dye backdrops used by the Grateful Dead during their career will have the original articles on sale. Rhoney Stanley will be on hand to meet fans and sell copies of her book “Owsley and Me: My LSD Family.”

Exhibitors with a variety of art include Mountain Family Glass, Sunshine Daydream Hippie Shop, Morning Dew Tye-Dyes, Easy Wind Family Creations, Amigos and Us,
and Art by Acorn.

PhanArt is thrilled to be partnering with Summer Camp Music Festival to host a MAKE A DIFFERENCE Drive in support of a local Non-Profit Organization as well as The Mockingbird Foundation! Those that join us in supporting these organizations during each of our three days in Chicago will be entered into a daily raffle, with drawings for prizes including a printed canvas by ReverbSoul and other incredible art, Summer Camp 2016 tickets, and more TBA! Additionally, Sunshine Daydream Hippie Shop will give everyone that helps us MAKE A DIFFERENCE through the weekend an entry in their LIVE Raffle on Sunday, July 5 for a ticket to that night's final ‘Fare Thee Well’ Grateful Dead show at Soldier Field. Be sure to RSVP to the Facebook event to get updates on how to participate...

Musical performances during the weekend feature Chicago bands Jack Straw and Under the Willow, as well as a daily playlist curated by Blank Space Arts. Jack Straw brings forth a richly diverse array of music, mixing together songs by the likes of Phish, the Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers, Old and in the Way, as well as original songs. Under the Willow blend socially conscious lyrics with intricate compositions to evoke a unique brand of songwriting that borrows from bluegrass and folk music. Blank Space Arts will curate playlists to set the tone for each day while complimenting each day’s musical performance, providing an audio component to accompany the visual aspects of the art show.

PhanArt shows have been held since 2013 and bring together artists and fans in a professional yet unique setting that become sought after events to attend. Posters, pins, shirts, stickers and much more are made to celebrate the inspiration behind various genres of music. Produced by Pete Mason, founder of PhanArt and author of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, PhanArt exhibitions have been held in Atlantic City, NJ, Chicago, IL, Las Vegas, NV and Miami, FL and represent a continued effort to promote and exhibit original and unique concert art from a wide variety of artists.

In keeping with the great tradition and success of past art shows, In All Good Company will offer free entry to all patrons and tubes available for purchase. Special edition works only available at the show can be viewed on and acquired exclusively at the PhanArt show.

“In All Good Company” is sponsored by John Warner Studios, NYS Music, Summer Camp Music Festival, The Body Sound Chair, Scents and Subtle Sounds, Cash or Trade and Band Shirt Archive.

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