The 11th OnArt International Balloon Artists event, sponsored by Qualatex, has reported a record-breaking attendance, with almost 200 delegates attending from 26 different countries.
This year’s event took place in Barcelona, Spain from 5 – 7 October and once again brought together a variety of decorators, retailers and entertainers to celebrate balloon art.
Thanks to a wide range of talented European and international artists, OnArt offered a variety of classes which catered to all levels of expertise. The programme included deco-twisting classes, business classes and classes for retailers as well as a number of competitions.
The CBA exam, which saw 13 delegates pass their practical four-hour exam and earn their internationally recognised CBA (Certified Balloon Artist) designation.
“We were thrilled to sponsor this year’s OnArt event and loved seeing the truly incredible décor created as part of the activities,” began Anna Hickman, education and export marketing manager at Pioneer Europe. “OnArt 2018 was the largest OnArt event yet, hosting almost 200 people.”
She continued; “It was fantastic to see many of the industry’s top experts come together to teach different levels of decorators and entertainers, and the feedback from attendees was hugely positive. We’re already looking forward to the next event!”
Claudia Espina, from Coquelicot Ballons, France commented; “What attracted me to OnArt this year was the quality of the instructors. I have picked up plenty of new ideas and tips from their classes, which will help me expand my balloon business. What I enjoyed the most was that it was a truly international event, I have met balloon professionals from so many different countries. It is great to network with colleagues from around the world, we can learn a lot from each other!”