Screens 'N' Spokes is an art show, a bike team, and a group of folks taking a stand against Multiple Sclerosis. Founded in 2007 by Sam Verrill and Jess Harris, the effort has raised over $350,000 to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) in Philadelphia. It has also rallied an entourage of artists, musicians, cyclists, MS patients, and Etsy customers from across the US and abroad to bring new energy and enthusiasm to the cause.
Indie rock posters? Bikes? Screens 'N' Spokes unites them to create a fundraiser for the people. Over the past five years, more than 50 gigposter artists have created original screenprints for Screens 'N' Spokes. All artwork is donated by the artists pro bono and then sold to benefit the NMSS. Many of the artists have been touched by MS in some way, and want to pay tribute to their loved ones living with the disease.
Screens 'N' Spokes partners with several Philadelphia coffeeshops to create a month long show that leads up to the Bike MS City to Shore Ride in late September. Mugshots CoffeeHouse on Fairmount has graciously hosted us for all five seasons. We also have worked with MilkBoy Coffee and ChapterHouse Cafe & Gallery and very much appreciate their support.