Balloon Festival Photos
First Friday in November will honor the 29th annual Arkansas Valley Balloon Festival with a display of photographs from previous Balloon Festivals. Since the beginning the Festival has involved a photo contest with the best submissions being used for various publicity purposes in subsequent years. For the past five or six years the Rocky Ford Daily Gazette has been the photo contest sponsor and has collected numerous beautiful and dramatic photos.
Many of the photos in the exhibit are contest entries by a number of local shutterbugs and others have been submitted by pilots and balloon crew members. And others, possibly a majority, are by Daily Gazette staff members. Visit the exhibit and enjoy the magic of the stately hot air balloons from piles of fabric on the ground to colorful globes in flight under the morning sun.
Everyone is invited to come to the opening reception 5:30 to 7 p.m., Friday November 2 at the IDEA place 408 N. Main, Rocky Ford. Show will remain up for several weeks but after that individual photographers who have works in the show are invited to claim the large format prints of their works. Other prints may be viewed and purchased at the Rocky Ford Daily Gazette.
First Friday Arts Shows are organized by Nancy Aschermann.