2015 Balloon Manor in Rochester by Airigami – An Undersea Adventure

Combine a sailing frigate, a deep sea creature, and a crew off a Cap’n Crunch box and you get this year’s Balloon Manor in Rochester, New York.  A whimsical undersea adventure made of 50,000 balloons inflated and artfully arranged by Rochester-area artists Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle of Airigami (the fine art of folding air).  The 5-story art installation is entirely FREE for public viewing until March 8, 2015 when everything goes POP.  Continue reading for our photoblog of this ephemeral public work of art, but you really need to see it in person to appreciate the scope and detail of “the amazing air-filled undersea adventure.”

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Just what has this hapless crew fleeing their vessel?  Only a giant one-eyed octopus, climbing the ship’s anchor and pulling it down to the watery depths of Davy Jones’ Locker.

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Rochester’s Sibley Building atrium teems with a sea of aquatic life.

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And at the very bottom of the ocean floor is nothing less than an Atlantian Paradise of a rich, lost society.

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Balloon Manor is on display at the Sibley Building (250 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604) from now until March 8th, and is totally FREE for the public to view and enjoy.  Remember to bring your camera!  On Friday, March 6th, a FREE Enchantment Under the Sea Dance (in the spirit of the 30th anniversary of the film Back to the Future) will be held from 6-9 pm.  And, finally, Balloon Manor reaches its explosive conclusion with a “Popping Party” on Sunday, March 8th.  Purchase a ticket for $10 for a chance to WIN a prize coupon hidden inside.

Thanks to the sponsors of Balloon Manor for bringing this art installment to Rochester.  For more family travel news, reviews, and trip reports, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on twitter and “like” our facebook page too.

About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.