Will massive solar-powered balloon raise eyebrows?

It’s safe to say that things are blowin’ up at Blake’s Upper School.

Imagine: a solar powered balloon that, when inflated, will be a display of art so cavernous it could easily house an entire class of students inside it. And perhaps most amazing: the art is spontaneous.

Today only, Blake’s Upper School, 511 Kenwood Parkway, will host conceptual artist Tomás Saraceno, and fellow artists, who will employ Blake students from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to produce and construct a balloon – known as "museo aero solar" – using locally-gathered plastic bags.

The balloon will be adorned with drawings, printmaking and photography throughout the day.

It will then be inflated at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave. where Saraceno is currently the artist in residence.

However, due to inclement weather forecasts, the balloon is slated to be launched outside of the metro area. For more information, click here.