​​​A little bit about Buttons and Gemini 

​​​​ Jim Barnes developed Buttons the Christian Clown in 1995 to share Christ in a different way. Gemini and his Tuxedo came in 2003 as a non-threatening clown for little kids. Now, as either Buttons or Gemini the Magical Balloon guy, Jim entertains kids of all ages.

You might see one of them at a church event presenting "Magic with a Message" or at a birthday party making the birthday child the star of the show. Buttons or Gemini also show up at family reunions, grand openings, and assisted living or nursing homes, where he entertains with balloons, jokes, and magic. You can also see Buttons at the Elberton 12 County Fair where he has entertained since 1995.

        Most important are the mission trips that Buttons or Gemini participate in, presenting Christ in a special way to kids of all ages in another country or a disadvantage area in the US. Financing those trips is the reason Buttons or Gemini participate in all the other activities.

        Buttons is an award winning clown, with awards in Balloon Art and Clown Performance from the South East Clown Association annual conference.

        Jim moved from Juneau, Alaska to Anderson, South Carolina in 2002. Since then, as Buttons or Gemini, he has brought smiles to numerous children and adults in South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina.

       Where ever you find Buttons or Gemini twisting amazing balloon creations, mystifying with magic, or simply bringing laughter, people will have fun and be amazed with the magic and balloon art. 

     Buttons or Gemini can bring a fun filled experience to a variety of venues! Complete the contact page or call Jim and schedule an appearance for your event! Looking forward to hearing from you soon!