No Experience? No Problem! (Week-Long Crew Registration)

Do you lack ballooning experience? Great! (You heard us right.)

In a recent study conducted by the Nat’l. Endowment for the Arts, positive associations were found between arts activities and the development, or strengthening, of social skills related to: helping, sharing, caring and empathizing with others.

We hold these traits in high esteem. So do you, or you wouldn’t be reading this!

Which is why we invite you (a seasoned enthusiast or complete novice) to join us for a week of helping, sharing, caring and empathizing – as we build “Journey on the Genesee,” a balloon sculpture of gargantuan proportions! When we’re finished? This Airigami Balloon Adventure exhibit, depicting Genesee River flora and fauna, will stand an amazing five-stories tall.

Join Our Crew in (3) Easy Steps:

  1. Sign up* at
  2. Submit your $100 registration fee
  3. Show up ready to work, learn and have fun

* Note: Week-Long Crew Members must be 15 years of age or older.

From our HQ at the Hilton Garden Inn, we’ll work in teams (Jan. 25 to 28) to assemble all of the elements necessary to make this fantastic dream a reality. You’ll gain hands-on balloon twisting experience alongside the pros. You’ll learn as you go and have a great time doing it. You’ll acquire new talents, friendships and an appreciation for large-scale art installation.

In all, we’ll use tens of thousands of balloons in the making of “Journey on the Genesee.”

This super-sized, community art project promises to be one of the largest in the world and will be unveiled in a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Fri., Jan. 29. (Invite your family and friends to join us!) It will then be on display, in the atrium of the historic Sibley Building at 228 E. Main St., thru Feb. 7. The exhibit itself is FREE and open to the public from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm.

For Traveling Crew Members

If you’re an out-of-town Crew Member, we suggest arriving in Rochester on Sun., Jan. 24, and sticking around through Fri., Jan. 29. The Hilton Garden Inn, which is conveniently located within walking distance of the Sibley Building, is a Platinum Sponsor. It’s also the official hotel of Airigami Balloon Adventure 2016. As such, you’re entitled to special Crew Member rates.

Questions? Call our office, at (585) 359-8695, or email


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