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MISS ROCKAWAY ART IN ANDALUSIA

We’ve been meaning to post a collection of some of the murals Armada members made during our extended stay in and around the Quad Cities. These pieces were one way we wanted to thank the incredible hospitality of our hosts; Ian, Bud and Andrew of Pheonix Gardens Farm in Coal Valley, and Vickie and Roger of Ducky’s Bar in Andalusia.

swoon

Swoon wheatpaste at the Farm

dark dark dark paints
Marshall and Nona paint up the Goat barn

corn silo sign
Ellery, Jaci and Lisa painting a farm sign on the corn silo

tractor detail

Iminentdisaster’s tractor on the farm

ducky's abandoned house boat

A thank you mural on an abandoned house boat at Ducky’s

KEOKUK, IA! SHOW TONIGHT AT 8PM!

Show tonight, August 2, at 8pm at the Southside Boat Club in Keokuk, IA! Our last show in Montrose was wonderful! See you at Southside.

THANK YOU BURLINGTON!

Miss Rockaway 

Burlington has been a blast. The folks of Burlington gave us a warm welcome with 3 articles in the Hawkeye newspaper and a good crowd at our variety show Sunday evening. Click here to read today’s article in the Hawkeye. 

MUSCATINE, NEW BOSTON, OQUAWKA AND BURLINGTON BY NIGHTFALL! SHOW SUNDAY NIGHT!!

 Callie on parade

Callie in the parade through Muscatine

The crowd in Muscatine

The crowd in Muscatine!

Nick on the pennyfarthing bike

Nick rides the pennyfarthing bike of the Muscatine bike shop.

Anna, Love is a battlefield

Anna on parade in Muscatine

The show in Muscatine

The show!

A few repairs

Just a few repairs on the Kirksville raft in Oquawka.

 

Our home away from home in Oquawka.

The Garden of Bling sails to Burlington

We’ve just had the most amazing show to date in Muscatine with a roaring crowd of what seemed like 300 folks! We made it through 2 really bad storms with sustained 60 mile per hour winds and the boats made dit through fine. We’ve passed through and had the most wonderful welcome from New Boston where the campground let us shower and we taught the kids to ride tall bikes. The Miss Rockaway pulled up last night in Oquawka to reunite with the Garden of Bling, the Bird in My Heart (storyboat) and I left My Heart in Kirksville, the paddlewheel raft. Oquawka, where the elephant Norma Jean died and was buried right where she stood, is a town of really sweet folks who brought us watermelons and corn and even let us stay at the dock in front of their home (thanks Genevieve Felt!).

Tonight we land in Burlington! We’ll put on a show Sunday night!

Here’s some recent press:

The Burlington Hawkeye: Click here