Constructed entirely of balloons, Balloon Manor: The Amazing Air-Filled Undersea Adventure will transform the Sibley Building atrium into an underwater kingdom. Kelly Cheatle and Guinness World Record holder Larry Moss, along with a crew of artists and volunteers from all over the world, will bring Atlantis to Rochester...sort of. More than 40,000 balloons will be twisted for this five-story installation that prompts visitors to "dive" down and discover a pirate ship, a giant octopus, a Mermaid Queen, and other inflated creatures of the lost continent.
Construction of Balloon Manor: The Amazing Air-Filled Undersea Adventure takes place at the Sibley Building atrium (228 East Main Street), and continues through Thursday, February 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Construction is open to the public for viewing. The completed Balloon Manor will be open from Friday, February 27, through Saturday, March 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. A Balloon Manor popping party is Sunday, March 8, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and requires a ticket. For a schedule of other events or more information, visit balloonmanor.com.