With the Fourth of July just around the corner, the good people of America are cleaning their grills and readying themselves for a relaxing day in the sun with friends, family, and fireworks – unless you’re a Phish fan!
The long awaited summer tour is all but days away and Saratoga, NY will be busier than ever as truckloads of phans roll in to reclaim Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) for three nights of our four favorite men. Along side the first run of 2013 Summer tour will be a Rock Art Exhibition all but a stones throw from the Performing Arts Center.
The show is developed and produced by a group of artists and fans called The Mothership Art Collective. The show will include some of the best names in Phish inspired art including Lauren Domsky, Noah Phence, Dave Calarco, MYFE pins, Ant Pharm Pins and PerPINdicular Pins, AJ Masthay, Erin Cadigan, Isadora Bullock, Nate Duval, John Warner, Ryan Kerrigan, Branden Otto, Bruce Horan, Ed Wilson, TRiPP, Bill Pompeii, Drew Suto, 10 Minute Tube Designs, Party Time Pins, Page Side High and stuPINdous Creations.
Non-profits included in Summer in Saratoga: A Rock Art Exhibition are The Mocking Bird Foundation – which has donated over $700,000 in grants to music education over the past 15 years. Screens ‘n’ Suds – which combines craft beers and art to benefit the National MS Society and charities in Richmond, VA and Chicago, IL, raising over $75,000 since 2009. PhanArt – a book and website created as a way to showcase the art made by Phish fans – raising money for The Mockingbird Foundation through donations from artists and fans, totaling over $10,000 since 2009.
Rock art exhibitions have been held since 2003 drawing phans from far and wide making this event a must-see during the Saratoga Phish weekend. “Summer in Saratoga: a Rock Art Exhibition” is the first event of the year produced by the Mothership Art Collective.
The art show will be held Saturday July 6th at 10am- 3pm at the Saratoga Hilton featuring some of the best Phish inspired art and limited edition art made specifically for this show. Admission is free.