Sign up now and gain:

  • Early Bird access to the pre-order on Kickstarter

  • Entry into the Early Bird Giveaway for a drawing to win:

    • 1 x Julius Bautista giclée print ($150)

    • 1 x Violet Crime tee & EP download ($35)

    • 1 x Art Institute of Chicago one year membership for two ($105)

The Early Bird Giveaway: 1 x Julius Bautista giclée print, 1 x Violet Crime tee & EP download, and an Art Institute of Chicago Membership

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Play Together believes in connecting artists to their community, and communities to their art! That’s why we’re giving away one 1-year membership to the Art Institute of Chicago to one of the people who signs up on the email list for the Play Together pre-order. This membership gives you (and a guest) access to one of finest art museums in the world, right here in our home city of Chicago. If you don’t live in Chicago, we’ll get you a 1-year membership to a local art museum of your choice.

If you are selected, you will be notified by email on May 5th- the same day the Pre-Order goes lives on Kickstarter.

The Artists of Play Together Collaboration #1


The Artist: Julius DC Bautista

For the Play Together collaboration, Julius will be producing:

  • 2 original paintings

    • Price: To be announced on April 26th

  • A run of 50 hand-signed and numbered prints on fine rag paper for each of Julius’ two paintings for the collaboration.

    • Hand-Embellished, Hand-Signed, and Numbered

      • Pre-Order Price: $300.00

      • After June 14th: $350.00

    • Hand-Signed and Numbered

      • Pre-Order Price: $150.00

      • After June 14th: $200.00


The Band: Violet Crime

For the Play Together collaboration, Violet Crime will be producing:

  • An extended play album, produced by Sam Guaiana with additional production by Derek DiScanio (State Champs).

    • Pre-Order Price: $10.00

    • After June 14th: $15.00

  • Over the next 3 months until the full album release on June 14th, Violet Crime will also be releasing:

    • Studio music video for “Paper Queen”, the first single out April 26th

    • Music video for “(I Heard You Like) The Rolling Stones”, the second single out May 10th

    • Studio music video for “Young”, the third single out May 31st

Examples of Julius DC Bautista’s past artworks

The Cause

Profits from Collaboration #1 benefit Intonation Music, Chicago arts non-profit.


Play Together’s mission is to connect artists to produce collaborations that multiply their impact, and then invest proceeds from the sale of the art and music back into the Chicago community to help foster the next generation of creators here in our city.

For our first collaboration, we’ve partnered with Intonation Music. Profits from the sale of every fine art print, every album, and every garment are donated to support the work Intonation Music does to help Chicago youth start rock and pop bands. Intonation Music provides instruments, music education, and opportunities to perform at venues around the city to students in underserved communities.

Learn more about Play Together