Category Archives: This Week in PhanArt

The Hometown Flodown Artist Line Up and Exclusive Art

The PhanArt/Hometown Flodown show will be held in the Earth Meeting Rooms in the Earth Expo & Convention Center. See below for location and park in the Winter Garage for easiest access to both the PhanArt show and Mohegan Sun Arena.

The el Goose Times

The el Goose Times is an unofficial fanzine dedicated to the jam band Goose from Norwalk, CT. Get your copy of the Fall Edition at The Hometown Flodown!

Scott Harris Photos

Scott is a CT-based professional live event photography and digital artist and has been a House Photographer for the historic Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY since 2013.

Cats Under the Stitch

Cats Under The Stitch began in 2019 as a personal hobby and now offers handmade appliqué and free motion embroidery patchwork, as well as stickers, pins and T-shirts along with other fine fanmade goods.

Taboose Tour Shirts

Long Strange Put

Heady clothing, golf gear, and more!

Long Strange Putt

Blast-O-Plast

Colleen is an artist that draws what she sees (in her brilliant mind) at the shows as our bands play. If you know her Blast-O-Plast work (especially her Gamehendge series), you probably have some of her Pins, Prints and Apparel. Colleen’s aesthetic is unique and great get for any collector.

Luna’s Cauldron

Luna Wolf is a woman-owned, Bridgeport-based, holistic wellness company that grows and sources the best plants for our extensive line of products. They create a variety of CBD-infused pain relief, anxiety relief, and sleep support products, both topical and ingestible. Our primary focus is analyzing customer’s needs for better living with a more natural approach. See what we have in store for your at the Hometown Flodown.

S.A.W. Family Creations

Hand-crafted wooden ornaments made with love in Pennsylvania

Jelly Jam Goods

JellyJamGoods offers music-inspired hand-drawn stickers, pins and accessories – including custom beaded bracelets and sunglass chains.” 

Fortune Tees

Strictly pocket tees, the girls design each pockets and pair available at The Hometown Flodown!

Jelly Jam Goods

Kelly started JellyJamGoods (jam-inspired goodies by Kelly) in the beginning of 2022.

The Volume Just Increases

Chad Anderson is a Bridgeport CT based photographer and the creative mind behind Phandles – interactive music photo candles for Fans!

HelloSunset

Apparel and art from creator Stephanie Cook. Available at The Hometown Flodown.

The Hometown Flodown presented by Phanart arrives at Red Rocks on Thursday, August 18th

Just 2 days until The Hometown Flodown and Goose arrive at Red Rocks! 

More great artists have joined the show, as well as Headcount!

All artists as well as parking and entrance details can be found here and at phanart.net

Get to Red Rocks early on Thursday, check out one of the greatest music venues in the country and support the artists and vendors taking part in The Hometown Flodown, starting at 11:30am in The Rock Room at Red Rocks!

Where to find Phanart’s Hometown Flodown

The Map!

Vendor Line-Up and Exclusive Art:

Super Rad Cape Company

Don’t Miss out on the Super Rad Cape Company’s Exclusive Capes and Apparel at The Hometown Flowdown including their newest designs: The Great Goose Abduction – a handsome black cape with unicorn abducting a goose and Chasing Satellites a shimmering Gold cape with UFOs and Geese. Every Cape is a one of a kind masterpiece, handmade by us at Super Rad Cape Co!

Jelly Jam Goods

JellyJamGoods offers music-inspired hand-drawn stickers, pins and accessories – including custom beaded bracelets and sunglass chains.” 

Varvel Arts

Erik Varvel, has been creating artwork in a variety or mediums for the past 15 years. In 2000, He and his wife Michelle, joined forces to create VarvelArts LLC to focus on the creation and distribution of of the Artwork created by both Erik and Michelle as they continue to collaborate on both design concepts and creations covering a variety of material creations including , jewelry, prints, wood engraved art, ceramic art, fabric art, collector pins, magnets and much more. See they’re Goose Inspired Work at Phanart’s Hometown Flowdown

Long Strange Put

Sean has the heady golf gear and more including his Ted (Fred?) Rocks T-Shirt. Available at The Hometown Flowdown!

Casual Enlightenment for the Jam Band Music Fan

Pick up your copy of the MUST READ of the Summer from Julia Degan, “Casual Enlightenment for the Jam Band Music Fan”. Get your signed copy at Phanart!


Wookles LLC

You know him. You know his stuff. You know it’s good. Now come out and support your local Wook!

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Dire Wolf Dyes

Ice Dyed Clothing and Intricate Beaded Earrings from Olivia of Dire Wolf Dyes.

Tie Dye by Papes

Sam Papermaster has been vending and creating Tie Dyes since 2018. His passion is clear in his unique designs available Clothing and Accessories available at The Hometown Flodown.

Phat Matt Creations

Goose Inspired Designs for you!

Sex Plants Rock And Roll

Lindsey started Sex Plants Rock and Roll, an organic and handmade skincare line in 2020 as a way to encourage connection to the planet through deep self care. Treat yourself this run at Phanart. Your body and spirit will appreciate it!

PHANFT

PHANFT is a series of utility-driven NFT collections to celebrate and unify the Phish fan community in Web3 & IRL. Think of it as your web3 pass to 4.0 phandom.

These Artists and More at The Hometown Flodown presented by Phanart!

August 14th Alpine Valley Resort Phanart Show: Line-Up and Exclusive Art

August 14th Phanart Show at Alpine Valley Resort 1pm-6pm

This Sunday, August 14th, Alpine Valley Resort’s Main Lodge hosts Phanart from 1-6pm. With more than 25 artists and vendors we have something in store for every fan. Arrive early and find the best selection and exclusive art and special offers from this years line up!

Important parking info: parking is first come first serve at the Lodge for the PhanArt Show. You can *temporarily* park at the Lodge during the PhanArt Show, but you must move your car after coming to the PhanArt show. Without a parking pass your car could be towed!

You can park at Alpine Valley Music Theatre and walk over to the Lodge, just do not plan to park at the Lodge during the Phish show.


Baba Cool LLC

Future’s so bright you gotta where these shades! So many fun designs to find from Baba Cool! Check out new merch available at the Alpine Valley Phanart show!

New Sunnies!

Stylistic Tendencies

Find fine art styles on Digital Prints and Apparel from Artist Ateet Koka. Available at Phanart in Alpine Valley.

Spectral Colors Art

Spectral Colors Art from artist Steph Witz, specializes in customized jewelry and fluid art. You won’t be able to miss the sparkle!

Disco Earrings
Martian Monster Earrings by Spectral Colors Art

Jayli Clothing

Phish and Grateful Dead inspired clothing and bags for all Genders from Jay Soloday available at Phanart in Alpine Valley.

Jacob Souik’s Thumbprint Press & Design

Jacob is a Poster Artist and Printmaker of nine years and counting with no intentions of slowing down. Don’t miss his inspired designs available at Phanart in Alpine Valley!

Summer 2022

Helping Friendly Cup Company

Sean has been selling his art on the scene since 2019. His creative cups are a fun must have for collectors and drinkers. Get yours at Phanart!

Taboot!

Tela Designs

Tela Designs is an apparel company for phans- inspired by the band and tour. Always looking to bring new styles and designs to our scene.

Sex Plants Rock And Roll

Lindsey started Sex Plants Rock and Roll, an organic and handmade skincare line in 2020 as a way to encourage connection to the planet through deep self care. Treat yourself this run at Phanart. Your body and spirit will appreciate it!

coolAFglass

coolAFglass is a female owned stained glass business based out of Milwaukee, WI. Allie, the owner and artist of the stained glass business, is the mastermind behind all designs and glass pieces. Each piece is unique in its own way, because no two glass pieces can be the same! Stop by her table to check out her funky and unique stained glass pieces!

Cactus!

Icculaces

Icculaces is a custom shoelace brand based in Nashville, Tennessee! Started in 2022 to bring custom fan inspire laces to the scene. Level up your kicks with Icculaces available at Phanart.

Mike’s Side!

Outcasty Designs

Apparel and home goods for all of us that feel different from the rest of society.

I <3 PH

Fat Karr Studios

Fat Karr Studios has been doing Phanart for 6 years now! With illustrations and screen prints all created on a farm in Northern Indiana!

Love Light Etc

Get overwhelmed by those Olfactory Hues with a series of handcrafted soy wax candles in so many natural scents there is something to please everyone. Available at Phanart.

Vibrate with Love and Light

Baked Goods Ceramics

Baked Goods Ceramics is a family affair for Brian Kisida. He, his wife & children make all of the art! Get your own at the Alpine Phanart Show!

Baked Goods Ceramics

Ghost Rhombus

Corey from Ghost Rhombus, based in Minneapolis, is an artist that’s been creating for years always with music inspiring me. See Corey’s work at Phanart in Alpine this Summer.

Ghost Rhombus

Stay Tuned for More Artists and Exclusive Art!

Don’t miss these and so many other artists and fans at Phanart’s Alpine Valley Resort Art Show. This Sunday, August 14th from 1pm-6pm in the Main Lodge. See you there….

August 7th at Showboat Atlantic City – Exclusive Art and Deals!

This coming weekend in Atlantic City we are hosting not one but 2 Phanart Shows. In addition to our Saturday show at Caesar’s from 12-5 there will be a second show at the Showboat on Sunday, August 7th from 12-5. With so many of your favorite arists and brands you won’t want to miss out!

Section 119

What better way to hit the beaches in AC than with the perfect Donut Board Shorts. The only thing hotter that Section 119’s Designs are the famous section’s Spicy Chicken Sandwiches. we all know and love. Get your heady apparel at Phanart in AC

Scribbles of Dave

Don’t miss a series of special limited edition prints from the unique and recognizable hand of Dave Russo’s Scribbles of Dave.

Set the Gearshift for the High Gear of your Soul

The Overhead View

The Overhead View is easily one of the most recognized tour brands on the scene. Started in 2014 by Artist and Owner, Bryan Kirk, with a Paul and Silas USPS design and has been growing ever since. Now with over 50 designs, available on Etsy and theoverheadviewshop.com, gear is available in men’s, women’s, youth, and toddler tees, onesies, men’s and women’s tank tops, hoodies, hats, stickers, pins, and even mugs.

Tela Designs

Tela Designs offers some of the most desirable apparel available in the scene. Born from the love of Phish, Tela Designs is built around the idea of freedom and lifestyle, and all of the items are produced ETHICALLY and CONSCIOUSLY!

Laplaca Pottery Works

Greg Laplaca has been working in clay for 30 years making a wide variety of functional and whimsical items . A few years ago he decided to combine his love of live music with pottery and launched a line of lyric inspired coffee and beer mugs. Each one is hand made by me and no 2 are exactly alike.

Interstellar Dye

Jill Bory’s Tie Dyed creations are in a league of their own, from tapestries to apparel you are sure to find something beautiful for your collection.

Makisupa Metal Works

Lyrical bracelets from Makisupa Metal Works will be on hand at Phanart’s on Sunday at the Showboat. Check out a variety of Vicky’s work on Etsy!

Find these great Artists and Brands along wth so much more at Phanart’s Sunday, August 7th Event at the Showboat in Atlantic City from 12-5.

phrames new Fishman Donuts Nalgene is here

Phrames is thrilled to have worked with Nalgene Water Bottle Company on this is 32 oz Wide Mouth bottle which is BPA Free and made in the USA.
Each features the classic Fishman Donut pattern along with “you’ve got one life, blaze on” in small font around the bottom of the bottle. The Nalgene is a blue translucent bottle with a blue cap.
The large opening on our wide-mouth bottles easily accommodates ice cubes, fits most water purifiers and filters, and makes hand-washing a breeze. The attached loop-top never gets lost and screws on and off easily. Printed graduations let you keep track of your hydration. The Name Bar will help you identify your Nalgene from the rest of your crew’s bottles.
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This Week in PhanArt History: Vegas 2004

New from PhanArt in 2011 is our weekly Friday Feature: This Week in PhanArt History. Each piece of art we share is from days of Phish in the past, typically from the 1.0 and 2.0 eras, something of note that fans of all ages can appreciate that is featured in the book PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, with some commentary on the piece by PhanArt Pete. If there is a piece of art or genre of PhanArt you would like to see, leave a suggestion in the comments below.

Submitted by Frank and Christine Cortazzo, this sticker takes the iconic ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ and changed it to ‘We Come for Fabulous Phish’

Created by Not Pollock, these prints are given out free to a lucky few in the lots. As the saying goes, ‘If its not free, its not Not Pollock’

By Jason Lees, This Joker poster has a playing card design with reflections on both side of the joker in his 3-coned cap, hoisting a martini with his purple humpback whake and showing his cards: 15, 16, 17, the April 2004 dates.

Isadora Bullock‘s Elvis poster has The King riding The Famous Mockingbird into outer space (where many of us would have blasted off to, had the shows not been a barrel of meh) holding The Helping Friendly Book.

Troy Alexander, Canadian artist extraordinaire and Eh-List Phish fan made numerous amazing posters of this caliber in the Phish 2.0 era. The detail on the upside down faces, mandalas in the center and vivid coloring made this an easy collectors item in the Spring of 2004

See all these and more in PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish

This Week in PhanArt History: Japan 2000

New from PhanArt in 2011 is our weekly Friday Feature: This Week in PhanArt History. Each piece of art we share is from days of Phish in the past, typically from the 1.0 and 2.0 eras, something of note that fans of all ages can appreciate that is featured in the book PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, with some commentary on the piece by PhanArt Pete. If there is a piece of art or genre of PhanArt you would like to see, leave a suggestion in the comments below.

The Japanese connection to Phish has been consistent since the 1999 Fuji Rock Fest shows which were recently released on Live Phish. In the Summer of 2000, Phish returned to Japan for a run of shows that a lucky few American fans were able to take part in.

In reflecting on this era of Phish and PhanArt, as well as the recent events in Northeast Japan, we share with you the story of Jason Lees, featured artist in PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish. Also, PhanArtists Lizzy Layne and Ryan Kerrigan have generously donated some of their original artwork to raise funds to benefit Peace Winds America’s Japan Relief Fund. Read to see how you can help and the great art you can get in return for a small donation.

Japan 2000, by Jason Lees

So we’re in Japan of all places, in the midst of a week of Phish shows. We’d been just living it up every night and really getting along with the local heads. Though the language barrier was certainly apparent, a shit eating grin is a shit eating grin no matter what language you speak. It seemed everyone on this tour wore this shit eating grin the entire time.

As we’re walking out of one of the venues (forgive me if I can’t recall which), after another glorious night of music and there’s actually a mini-shakedown street happening. And when I say mini, I mean 4 or 5 vendors selling shirts, one selling jewelry as well as the ever-present Japanese mushroom vendor. One shirt vendor has this great shirt with the word Japhan on the front with a hook through one of the letters. An instant classic. Another shirt vendor had one with a rectangle of Japanese characters where the missing characters spelled out ‘PHISH’. This shirt also had a great print on the back with all the dates and a fish in a kimono waving a Japanese flag. These were quality shirts sold by eager vendors and were an easy sell at 10 yen a piece ($10).

Anyway I’m walking away with two new tour shirts in hand and I see off to the side a young native guy with who appeared to be his girlfriend. They couldn’t have been more then 19. He was tentatively holding up a purple t-shirt but it was really hard to see what was printed on the front. He was almost unsure if he wanted anyone to look at it. Well I walked over to him and asked to see it. The front was like a small jigsaw puzzle of intersecting fish, almost looked like a wood block print of an M.C. Escher design but it wasn’t an M.C. Escher. I gave him a big smile and he turned it around. The back read “Welcome this is the…. PHISH Japan tour 2000″. Then in chicken scratch lettering it gave all the dates and venue information. Below that was the outline of a farmhouse and the words “Think Global Act Local”. All this was obviously hand drawn with different colored paints. And this young guy was obviously the artist. When I expressed how much I loved the shirt his entire demeanor shifted from uneasy to ecstatic. He and his girlfriend were so happy that I appreciated his work. And I sincerely loved the shirt. It was a one of a kind, very unique and I just had to have it. I bought the shirt, exchanged several more smiles with these folks and headed on my way.

But the story doesn’t end there. A show or two later I’m wearing my new purple lot shirt enjoying the buzz of set break when who comes eagerly walking up to me but the couple I bought the shirt from. Though I couldn’t understand a word they were saying, it was obvious they were excited to see me actually wearing the shirt. And it became even more obvious that he wanted to have his picture taken with me wearing his shirt. How could I say no? So the simple act of buying a lot shirt fueled so much positive energy. It helped bridge the language barrier of two very different cultures. And who knows, it may have encouraged this young artist to keep creating beautiful works of art.

You can pick up tons of great PhanArt, both new and old in the PhanArt Store

This Week in PhanArt History: Northwest Tour 1993

New from PhanArt in 2011 is our weekly Friday Feature: This Week in PhanArt History. Each piece of art we share is from days of Phish in the past, typically from the 1.0 and 2.0 eras, something of note that fans of all ages can appreciate that is featured in the book PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, with some commentary on the piece by PhanArt Pete. If there is a piece of art or genre of PhanArt you would like to see, leave a suggestion in the comments below.

Submitted to PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish by Brendan, aka Weatherman on PT, this shirt is the only one known to have been sold by fans on Spring 1993 Tour, one of the most extensive in Phish History. Brendan noted that he got this shirt, his favorite of all fan shirts he has bought over the years, that he picked this shirt up on 3/25/93 or 3/28/93. This is the era when Phish PhanArt started to become more common at shows and became an entrenched part of the Phish community

This Week in PhanArt History: Random art of fans

New from PhanArt in 2011 is our weekly Friday Feature: This Week in PhanArt History. Each piece of art we share is from days of Phish in the past, typically from the 1.0 and 2.0 eras, something of note that fans of all ages can appreciate that is featured in the book PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, with some commentary on the piece by PhanArt Pete. If there is a piece of art or genre of PhanArt you would like to see, leave a suggestion in the comments below.

This week we feature some of the random art submitted to PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish that is otherwise uncategorized – shirts, stickers and the like that are related to songs, events or tours, but do not fall neatly into a particular category.

Created by Brian Patrick Henry, this shirt is circa 1997, when Calvin and Hobbes was still something the kids remembered and identified with, as there were many Grateful Dead shirts from the early 90s that featured the cartoon duo. On first glance, the song references Suzy Greenberg, but that is Calvin’s neighbor Suzie (actually Susie) who he is not being a nice guy to, thus referencing Mike’s Song.

From the extensive collection of Noah Phence, this COL 4BN sticker highlights the Vermont license plate, even noting two small marijuana references. The first, a small pot leaf in the upper left hand corner of the sticker and in the bottom right corner, a fake expiration tag of 420B24-7.

Submitted to PhanArt from the collection of Frank and Christine Cortazzo, this sticker’s exact date is not easily discernible due to the conflict of IT in the background and 2004 Phish Tour on the sticker. It references 7/29/03 where Jimmy was revealed to be Fishman, and he was searching for IT. So it is possible this sticker was made in 2004 for Vegas or one of the two legs of the Summer tour.

Submitted by Gregg Kelley, this sticker was purchased on ebay during the hiatus of 10/00 and 12/02, making it difficult to date, but based on the genesis  of Gotta Jibboo on the Farmhouse album, it could have been made ay any time during or after the Summer of 2000er 2003.

This Week in PhanArt History: Winter 2003

New from PhanArt in 2011 is our weekly Friday Feature: This Week in PhanArt History. Each piece of art we share is from days of Phish in the past, typically from the 1.0 and 2.0 eras, something of note that fans of all ages can appreciate that is featured in the book PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, with some commentary on the piece by PhanArt Pete. If there is a piece of art or genre of PhanArt you would like to see, leave a suggestion in the comments below.

Winter 2003 was all about the rebirth and renewal of Phish. After 4 shows to ring in 2003, the band went coast to coast in just over 2 weeks, taking some fortunate fans on a whirlwind tour around the country before wrapping up things until July. Fans who were artists or creative enough to make something Phish related found themselves in Disneyland, with 9 separate stops to incorporate into their art.

Ryan Kerrigan’s collection of show posters from 2003 is long sold-out, but his Nassau 2003 was just one example of the great art made for each of the venues. In an edition of 100 prints, its classic Kerrigan.

This shirt was submitted to PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish by Christine and Frank Cortazzo. Their collection was one of the major contributors to the creation of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish and the PhanArt Archives.

This last piece was drawn by Drew Suto for the Winter 2003 edition of Surrender to the Flow. Drew’s drawings capture neatly the regional personality of venue stops with ease.