Balloon Manor 2014 coming to Sibley Building
03:10 PM, Jan 08, 2014
International balloon artists from Spain to Singapore will be in Rochester the first week of February to build Balloon Manor 2014.
The event is being led by Rochester’s Airigami, run by artists Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle. While in the past, the Balloon Manors were Halloween-themed, this year’s will be based on fairy tales and will be in the atrium at the downtown Sibley Building.
The manor will be built from Feb. 1 to 4 and will be on full view from Feb. 5 to 9. It will be free of charge.
The manor will include a four-story beanstalk for Jack and a castle on the clouds on the fifth floor. The entire manor will use about 50,000 balloons.
Also that week in Rochester will be the Twist & Shout convention for about 200 balloon artists at the Radisson Riverside Hotel. Moss helped create the conference 14 years ago, but this is the first time it has been held in Rochester.
Winn Development, Sibley’s owner, offered to host the manor. Airigami, based on attendance at the Halloween manors, expects 8,000 to 10,000 people to view the manor. Young Audiences of Rochester will also be coordinating family-oriented performances and activities from Feb. 5 to 8.
On Feb. 10, Airigami will host a Popping Party at 5:30 p.m.; tickets to this event are $10.
Go to BalloonManor.com for full details.