8. Stretch & Company
- 29 years in business
- Serves Greenville, TX
"I'm Wendell "Stretch" Clendennen and I'm a photographer, balloon artist, and the Santa for Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth during the holiday season.
I've been an avid photographer since taking a class on photography in high school, and completed the "Complete Course in Photography" at the New York Institute of Photography to expand and continue the advancement of my photographic skills. I have been a professional entertainer since 1989, and my experience at thousands of events helps me understand the flow of events so I can capture those special moments.
As Stretch the Balloon Dude, I'm an internationally know balloon artist and teacher. I have taught at multiple, major balloon conventions and was awarded the prestigious David Grist Memorial Award at Twist & Shout 2011 in Boston, MA. This award is given out to one balloon artist each year in recognition of their generosity and willingness to share and give back to the balloon community.
Stretch and Mrs. Stretch are the official balloon artist and face painter for the Dallas Mavericks, and have been working with the team since the 2002-2003 season. We can be found next to the South Entrance and home games."