When someone receives a spontaneous gift, it brightens their day. When their day is brighter, they spread it on to others. Children love balloon art, and so do adults, although some won't admit it! What better way to showcase the magic of balloon sculpture and make the world a better place, both at the same time!
During the past people participated for free and/or for donations. Either way works. Of course, the donations went to a local good cause in the artist's community. Other than that, there is no money involved. The magic of the Internet makes this all possible. It's an all-volunteer project! We should give a tip of the hat to John Barthelmes, Larry Moss and all the great people at Balloon HQ for their amazing help! (If you have ANY questions about balloons, they can be answered there!)
No particular reason, but it's a great way to start National Pizza Month. It's also during a time of year when many balloon artists have time in their schedule, kids are in school, and its before the rush of the holiday season.
If you're a balloon artist, please go to the Sign Up! Page, fill out the appropriate blanks, and you're in! There's no registration fee. All you need do is to contact a good cause in your community, arrange a time and place, register, be there and have fun! We ask folks to register so we can make sure everyone is acknowledged on the website.Sign Up!
Many people take part by providing personal balloon figures like dogs and flowers, but many are using the day as an opportunity to design multi-balloon sculptures with several other artists to create masterpieces in public places like shopping malls and libraries - to make a local event out of the international celebration!Participating Artists
There's a Press Release available you can copy and adapt. We also suggest you have the organization you're working for make a press release too. We were also able to have several governors proclaim the day as a special day in their state and will try to do that again. You might try contacting your own local public officials since they like it better if it comes from one of their own constituents.)Press Release