Sparkling Water + Organic Botanicals
Plant-based ingredients. Perfectly paired.
Seasons Sparkling is a contemporary beverage brand that makes sparkling waters with organic botanicals and presents art in new ways.
photo by Sala Johnson
Seasons Sparkling is a contemporary beverage brand for the arts. We commit to making exceptional drinks and presenting contemporary art in new ways. Combining the two pursuits, we inject creative expression into daily life while empowering artists to radically expand their audience. We cut no corners as we create our drinks in-house using meticulously sourced organic plant-based ingredients. We present our products through collaborative endeavors with artists, while breaking free from industry conventions to make Seasons accessible to everyone via a direct-to-consumer business model.
The brand debuted in 2012, under the name Seasons Soda, as a vendor at Chicago's Green City Market – one of the premier farmers markets in the country and creative hub for the city's food scene. We made drinks batch by batch and participated in the city’s spirited food community where collaboration became ingrained in our identity. That identity carries on as we re-brand to Seasons Sparkling with the launch of our line of sparkling waters.
SPARKLING BOTANICAL WATERS
crush it. sip it. mix it.
Effervescence first thing in the morning.
A mid-day pick me up at the office.
A nightcap mixer for your favorite spirit.
We create our drinks for everyday life and make them accessible to everyone.
Beloved in South Africa, rooibos drops subtle earthy notes as a grounding complement to the punchy citrus notes of lemon. This one is gonna be your everyday thing.
INGREDIENTS Sparkling Water, Organic Rooibos Tea Extract, Organic Quinine Extract, Organic Guarana Extract, Organic Citric Acid, Organic Lemon Extract
matcha ginger turmeric
Pretty much the perfect trio. MGT as we affectionately call it, delivers on all three super ingredients. This is our go-to whether first thing in the am or as a post-workout pick me up.
INGREDIENTS Sparkling Water, Organic Ginger Extract (with other natural flavors), Organic Guarana Extract, Organic Green Chunmee Tea Extract, Organic Turmeric Extract, Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder, Organic Black Pepper Extract, Non-GMO Tartaric Acid (made from grapes)
Elderflower is one of our favorite ingredients. Traditionally known as a flower extract to remedy colds, here it provides a delicate touch to balance out the brightness of lemon zest.
INGREDIENTS Sparkling Water, Organic Lemon Extract, Organic Elderflower Extract, Organic Quinine Extract, Organic Citric Acid
Don’t be fooled - we aren’t selling you alcohol. We mean rose like the flower, not rosé like the wine! (that’s not to say this can’t be your fave mixer) Floral and slightly pithy, this combo is refreshingly crisp and downright crushable.
INGREDIENTS Sparkling Water, Organic Grapefruit Peel Extract (with other natural flavor), Organic Grapefruit Bitters, Organic Rose Essence, Organic Citric Acid
We combine the power of the arts and our consumer reach to inspire daily life.
Seasons Sparkling is committed to the long-term support of artists and arts organizations. We dedicate 1% of our sales to the arts - to fund and promote artist & arts programming, and to donate to non-profit organizations. Teaming up with artists on various projects revolving around food, art, & culture, we engage audiences via new, dynamic platforms. Stakeholders in Seasons Sparkling include artists who help shape the direction of our brand.
photo by Alive magazine
Basil Kincaid is a Post-Disciplinary Visual Artist based in St. Louis, Missouri. Kincaid graduated from Colorado College in 2010 with a concentration in Studio Art with emphasis on drawing and painting. He has exhibited work in St. Louis, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Boca Raton, Boston, New York, Montpellier, France and Accra, Ghana. Basil Kincaid was the inaugural Artist in Residence at JP Morgan and has four works in its permanent collection. He attended The Fountainhead Residency in Miami in 2017. In 2014-15 Kincaid was the inaugural recipient of the Arts Connect International Artist in Residence Program.
photo by Jorge Quinteros
Kennedy Yanko is a painter-sculptor based in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She works fluently in wood, metal, marble and paint, repurposing natural materials in unexpected, lyrical combinations. Her current work explores the limits of material gesture, and simultaneously reveals innate links between seemingly dissimilar objects.
Yanko's work has been included in Alchemy, curated by Elizabeth Ferrer and Jenny Gerow at BRIC in Brooklyn; The Aesthetics of Matter, curated by Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont at VOLTA, New York; and Hidden in Plain Site, curated by Derrick Adams at Jenkins Johnson Projects. Yanko has been awarded with artist residencies including Fountain Head in Miami, Florida and Atlantic Center for the Arts studying with Rick Lowe in New Symna Beach, Florida.
Self Portrait Yellow Glasses by Alex Bradley Cohen
Alex Bradley Cohen
Alex Bradley Cohen is a painter living in Chicago. His work has been included in solo and two-person exhibitions at The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA; Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL; and Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL, among others. Cohen has shown in group exhibitions at The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL; Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY; and The Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA. He is a 2014 alumnus of the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture and is currently studying Art Theory & Practice at Northwestern University.
photo by Verónica G. Mayoral
Elizabeth Allen-Cannon is an artist working primarily in painting and collage. Her work explores the amorphous and unstable qualities of feminine stereotypes, as well as constructions of feminine authorship and selfhood. She has participated in residencies at the Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, MO; and Ox-bow, Saugatuck, MI. Her work has been exhibited in New American Paintings; Nationale, Portland, OR; Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago, IL; and Carthage College, Kenosha, WI. In 2015, her artist book Native Tongues was acquired by the Artist Book Library at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Elizabeth taught as a Post-MFA Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago in the Spring of 2018. Most recently, she was the 2018 August Education Fellow and Artist-in-Residence at Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY).
photo by Lyndon French
Cody Hudson is a Chicago based artist, also known for his graphic design contributions under the name Struggle Inc. His graphic work and paintings have been exhibited throughout the US, Europe and Japan including the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), V1 (Copenhagen), Hellerau Art Center (Dresden) and Andrew Rafacz (Chicago). He is also a partner in the Michelin Star rated Longman & Eagle restaurant and a founding partner in the James Beard Foundation award winning Land and Sea Dept. creative group.
We collaborated with Cody on Seasons’ logo design. Cody connected with us in our early years and re-imagined and refreshed the logo as an abstract, geometric design inspired by nature.
photo by Lyndon French
Laura Letinsky is a Canadian contemporary photographer best known for her still lifes. Letinsky received her MFA from Yale University in 1991, and was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2000.
Her series, Ill Form and Void Full, was presented as a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in 2012, and part of a mid-career retrospective at the Denver Art Museum in 2013. Letinsky's work is held in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Amon Carter Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Stuttgart Museum, Germany, among others. Letinsky's work has been the subject of five monographs: Venus Inferred (University of Chicago), Hardly More than Ever (Renaissance Society), Now, Again, (Galerie Kusseneers), After All (Damiani) and Ill Form and Void Full (Radius Press).
photo by Timothy Breen
“STAIN” A Dinner Party with Laura Letinsky
Seasons organized and sponsored a pop-up dinner for Laura and John Paul Morabito at Soho House during EXPO CHICAGO’s Art Week to promote "Stain" a collaboration between the two artists.
“Stain,” designed by both artists, is a set of eight different spill patterns digitally configured and woven into fine Spanish unbleached cotton and linen napkins that, with use, will acquire ongoing patina as evidence of conviviality.
In addition, that evening, we released the Ginger Tonic featuring Laura's work. Laura selected a piece from her ILL FORM AND VOID FULL series as the artwork. We partnered with Soho House's Head Chef Alexis Rorabaugh to create a 6-course menu paired with Seasons based cocktails. Guests were treated to a talk by Laura and John Paul and each took home a napkin that evening.
Timothy Breen, a Chicago based artist and designer, has been collaborating with Seasons as its principal designer since 2014. Timothy is responsible for Seasons’ packaging design and direction. Timothy’s artwork has also been featured in previous label collaborations with Seasons. Timothy is the owner and art director of Field of Grass. His design work for Numero Group earned two Grammy nominations (Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package) as Art Director for Bobo Yeye: Belle Epoque In Upper Volta and Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares.