About Airheads Balloon Art of Pittsburgh



Airheads Balloon Art was founded in 1999 by David Weiss and a fellow balloon artist. At the time Mr. Weiss had over 10 years of experience in balloon sculpture and was the former owner of A&D Party Performers, a costumed-entertainment company. His colleague was an award-winning balloon artist and professional clown. They decided to combine their artistic and entrepreneurial talents to form Airheads Balloon Art!

In 2002, after his partner chose to pursue another career, Mr. Weiss enlisted the help of his multi-talented wife, Leigh-Anne, and excelled the growth of Airheads Balloon Art by purchasing Balloons Over Pittsburgh ( Pittsburgh’s 1st and oldest balloon company).

Committed to excellence, Mr. Weiss is a Certified Balloon Artist achieving the most respected certification in the balloon industry and has served as President of the Western PA Qualatex Balloon Network. As a charter member of BalloonPlanet.com, Airheads Balloon Art has moved beyond the Pittsburgh region as a part of a global network of balloon professionals, providing decorating and balloon delivery services worldwide.

With our talented staff and team of quality entertainers, Airheads Balloon Art has become Pittsburgh’s premier full service balloon company!

Our staff looks forward to serving you!


Now, more than ever, communities are relying on the private sector to share resources and help drive meaningful change. At Airheads Balloon Art, we�ve always valued community service, and our team has been fostering this culture of good since our founding in 1999. In fact our co-founder, Leigh-Anne Weiss, served as community service director of a local school district for 17 years.

Airheads Balloon Art and our employees actively engage in community service and philanthropy. We encourage volunteerism, take on leadership roles, and apply our time and experience to furthering good causes that are close to our hearts.

We hope you will join us in future community service projects or take the initiative to promote community service in your neighborhood.

For more information or to find an opportunity to help in your community, please visit Pittsburgh Cares.


The balloon industry operates with an eye on the environment, and Airheads Balloon Art has always been committed to the safe and ethical use of balloons. We continually strive to not only educate our clients on the proper uses of balloons, but to suggest what will work best for their needs while adhering to the balloon industry’s environmental standards.

Did you know that balloons are GREEN? Balloons are made from the sap of rubber trees in much the same process as is used to collect maple syrup. In order to make more balloons and strengthen our environment, more trees must be planted and the rain forest must be preserved.

Research shows that under similar environmental conditions, latex balloons will biodegrade at about the same rate as a leaf from an oak tree. The actual total degradation time will vary depending on the precise conditions, but it can be as short as several weeks.

Air-filled designs are an eco-friendly option that we offer if there is a concern about the use of helium, since it is a finite, natural resource. Just look at our photo gallery  to get a feel for the amazing things we can do with the new designs in air filled balloons!

We urge our clients, PLEASE DO NOT release balloons OUTSIDE when taking down balloon decorations. Helium filled balloons may be taken home by party guests and properly discarded later. Otherwise…please pop the balloons and discard the broken pieces. Balloon pieces, if ingested, can be dangerous to children or wildlife.

Thank you for spreading the word; we must all work to be environmental stewards.

For more information please visit The Balloon Council.

Formed late in 1990 by manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, The Council has embarked on a nationwide campaign to present the facts about balloons and educate consumers as to their proper use.

We cannot thank you enough for all you did to help us transform the UC and make Thursday’s event such a fun one! We heard so many compliments, especially about the garlands! Folks loved how different the spaces looked! Your creativity and hard work were a huge reason the event was such a success. And thank you so much for running back at the last minute to fix the deflated balloon on the stage…a sign of your commitment to great service! We truly appreciate everything you did and we loved working with you both! Please pass along our thanks to the rest of your team that was there helping to set up. Looking forward to working with you again!

Victoria and Jen
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