Art of Inflation at Merrillville Public Library

Merrillville Branch of the Lake Country Public Library is presenting a free, all ages, balloon show, Art of Inflation, on Saturday, June 3rd at 11:00 AM. This special family event is in celebration of the Kids Summer Reading program at the library and local families are encouraged to come and have fun at the library.

Press Release

Orland Hills, March 27, 2017: Art of Inflation is a choreographed balloon show that twists comedy, art, music, creativity and audience participation into a unique family show. This free show is located a Merriville Library 1919 W 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410. Please RSVP to the library Youth Services Department to attend; (219) 769-3541

Although the library offers many opportunities for kids’ programs, the Summer Reading program is the Youth Services’ biggest event.

“Our families enjoy coming to the library and have fun at your programs”, says Carla Dinnocenzo, Youth Services Librarian.

Highlighting this year’s reading program is Art of Inflation. The art of Inflation is a unique experience for the audience as they watch colorful 4-foot long balloons twirl around and, before their eyes, transform into a work of art, captivating the imagination of young and old alike. “Two five-foot balloon sculptures are created during the show and after the show families are encouraged to come close and take a picture with the works of art,” says Obrochta.

The Merrillville audience will be in for a special treat as this show has incorporated a black light balloon creation that ends the show. Older audience members relive the 80’s as the neon glows before their eyes.

The art of Inflation is the brainstorm of professional library entertainer Dale Obrochta. “Twisted into the show is thirty years of balloon twisting knowledge,” states Obrochta. Dale has been performing since 1986 and has performed twice at TEDxNaperville, appeared on WGN & WLS TV, and performed for numerous schools and libraries in Illinois.

The Merrillville Public Library will be offering more kids’ shows this season and is working hard to support the community’s needs.

Dale Obrochta is the entertainer that Librarians use for a professional, family-friendly and unique show that generates foot traffic and books being checked out. Dale's goal is to provide the highest quality entertainment to libraries resulting in a great library experience.