According to their website, Luft Balloons aims “to be bold in color, innovators in design, and drivers of social change…with balloons.” This is an apt description for this local business. If you are in Chicago and lucky enough, you may notice these biodegradable balloon designs at businesses or in front of homes; they are simply a work of art and have been decorating the city since 2017. However, not only are these balloons fun to look at, but they also work towards activism: Luf Balloons is a female-operated and owned business that makes balloons specifically for marches and movements that support humanitarian rights.
Luft Balloons is also known for their “balloon bombing.” They receive nominations from the public about exceptional local businesses and then may show up at those businesses, unannounced, with a fabulous balloon sculpture that adds dimension to the space.
If you see some balloon art around town, it’s likely the doing of Luft Balloons. They also do individual sales and can decorate your birthday parties or other social occasions. I think they are a special attraction to the city and something that adds a little creativity to the eye. Plus, they are very fun to pose in front of!