Isn't the Surf Ballroom so iconic? Celebrate it by displaying a mini State Icon of the Iowa landmark in your home or office.
Our framed digital illustration honors the historic rock 'n' roll music venue and museum in Clear Lake. The building shown here is of the one that opened in 1948, as the original, which had been across the street, burned down in 1947. The Surf is the last place Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper played before their fateful 1959 plane crash, a.k.a. "The Day the Music Died."
Drawn digitally with a mouse and printed in our studio
Giclée print using archival paper and inks, so it will last a lifetime
Comes in a handmade, hand-painted black, beveled wooden frame
Overall frame size is approximately 3.375" x 4.125"
Frame is thick in depth, so it can stand on its own on a flat surface, or it can hang on a wall by the sawtooth hanger that's attached to the back
Protected by hand-cut recycled glass
Each print is signed by the artist, Christy Johnson
Weighs approximately 4 oz.
Proudly made in the USA
If so, we'll include a handwritten card—just type in the Notes section what you'd like to say.
Shipping costs differ depending on weight, and USPS increases its prices yearly. In general, sending 1–6 State Icons in a small USPS box comes in at less than $10.
Exchanges can be made within 30 days of order date if your item was damaged in transit, or if the wrong item was mailed to you (but that's only happened once!). Returns will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Contact us with questions.