Local hot air balloon artists head to International Balloon Wonderland, built to benefit Give Kids the World Village

When you think of balloons or creating art experiences with balloons, do you think of supporting an organization that cares for seriously ill children and their families from around the world to visit Central Florida to create incredible memories? Stuart and Patti Gutter, owners of American Balloon Decor, are award-winning balloon artists and were chosen as part of a talented team of international balloon professionals tasked with creating a gigantic and immersive balloon creation with Qualatex balloons during from the Balloon Wonderland event in Orlando, Florida, all to benefit the charity Give Kids the World in Kissimmee, Florida.

Nearly four hundred balloon artists will join the Hyatt Cypress Regency Hotel in Orlando from July 11-15, 2022 for Balloon Wonderland. As part of this event, one of the largest and most unique balloon projects, Stuart and Patti will use their skills developed over the past 25 years to create several fantastical themed areas such as Toyland, Enchanted Forests and Under the Sea. in an area of ​​almost 30,000 square feet with screens reaching 24 feet in height.

“What an incredible event is Balloon Wonderland. Patti and Stuart will help create many iconic pieces at Give Kids the World Village in a gigantic balloon display, all in support of Give Kids the World. Demonstrating how balloon joy can also make a deference in the lives of so many people,” said Stuart Davies, producer of Balloon Wonderland.

Since 1986, Give children the village of the world welcomed more than 177,000 families from all 50 states and 76 countries. Providing free week-long wish vacations to critically ill children and their families around the world at their 89-acre non-profit resort.

In a transformative week at Give Kids the World, wish families would laugh, play and be together away from the reality of life-threatening illness and the obstacle course littered with doctor appointments, painful treatments , crushing expense and endless worry. A chance for families to immortalize precious moments.

It’s a magical week of “YES” where dream children discover the simple joys of childhood. “For over 100 years, Qualatex Balloons has brought the most innovative products and education to the balloon industry.” said Susan Dhillon, Director of Marketing Communications for Qualatex Balloons. “From the education and experience of the balloon artists, to the financial impact on the local community, and ultimately the charity that benefits, a win, win-win.”