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The Miss Rockaway Armada in Philadelphia

This is some pretty exciting news so listen up!

The Miss Rockaway Armada is a group of artists that come together from near and far to build "floatillas", floating sculptures made from urban debris, and repurposed architectural/ industrial/ mechanical materials. The artists are builders, sculptors, printmakers, performers, musicians all living and working together to promote new ways of thinking about materials, habitats, community, and travel.

It's kind of hard to describe, you really need to see them in action. And you will have a chance to in the upcoming months. Sponsored by the Pew Foundation and Hosted by the Philadelphia Art Alliance, the Armada is taking over Philadelphia with a fleet of floatillas, parades, marching bands, all sorts of shenanigans, and a huge exhibition at the Art Alliance.

Want to see the construction in progress?
Visit the build site anytime to take a look! 313 S. Broad Street

Want to join the Armada in a parade with your own souped up bike? all foot and pedal powered "floats" are welcome to join!
September 3rd: West Philly Broad & Spruce to Clark Park
September 10th: Kensington Little Berlin to Flux Space
Please contact: parade@philartalliance.org

Want to play in the Armada Marching Band?
Please contact: band@philartalliance.org


I will be posting photographs and sneak peeks as an insider at the Art Alliance this summer, so please stay tuned!

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