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 $500,000 to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) in Philadelphia and New York. 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.