Live Art @ Private Parties (FAQ)

Live Art @ Birthday Parties, Bridal & Baby Showers & more!


Whether it’s an intimate gathering or a huge party, we’d love to help you create an unforgettable experience that your guests will be talking about for days to come. Special occasions are more fun when you celebrate with your loved ones, so let’s make them feel special!

Live Art is when our team goes on-site to paint watercolor portraits for guests live at the event. Our mini portraits are great party favors and our station doubles as live entertainment for all guests to enjoy!

If you’re curious about how it works, you’re in the right place. We’ve compiled our most frequently asked questions and created this blog post just for you.

Continue reading to learn more about our service. Or if you're ready, fill out our Inquiry Form here!


Before You Book

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Q: Can I Customize The Template? What Are Our Options?

A: Absolutely! Our standard templates are blank but if you’d like to add a custom template, we have 3 options:

  • Name/Date

  • Name/Date + Bust & Up portrait for bride and groom

  • Custom illustration (aka anything you want!)

Prices vary for each design and differ based on your guest count!

Q: How Long Does It Take? How Many Artists Do I Need?

A: Depending on the details, it takes an average of 3-5mins to paint each person. Once you’ve submitted your inquiry form, we’ll send you  a brochure with a list of packages we’d recommend based on your guest count. The packages will outline the percentage covered so you can pick and choose what works best for your event! The brochure will also include custom template options (see below.)

Q: Do You Travel? If So, Are There Travel Fees Involved?

A: Yes! We are based in Southern California but are available to travel worldwide. We do charge a travel fee that covers our team’s expenses such as flight, hotel, food, and transportation.

The Day Of


Q: What Is Involved For Set Up?

A: Our station requires (a) 6-ft table(s), chair(s) and ample lighting - all which are set up & provided by the client. Our team will bring all art supplies and signages.

Children love watching the live painting process and we're all about that! In order to avoid accidents, please provide a sturdy table so the artists can paint without interruption. We also do not allow food/drinks on our live art table so we suggest placing a nearby cocktail table.

Q: How Does The Process Work?

A: When guests approach the station, our team will take a photo for the artist(s) to reference from. That way, guests can enjoy the event and pick up their completed portrait at the end!

Depending on the package chosen, select guests will be painted throughout the event. All guests are welcome to watch the live painting process.

Q: How many people can you fit in a portrait?

A: We can fit up to 4 people in a portrait! If you'd like to family portrait, make sure to come all together :)

Please note, all children are welcome to watch but will need an adults consent to get their portrait painted.

Q: Can I Add Time On The Day Of My Event?

A: Yes! If we are available, you may add up to one hour on the day of.

Helpful Tip:  If you think you’ll need extra time, please make prior arrangements with your coordinator.  We accept cash, check, Venmo, Zelle & Paypal.

Additional Details

Q: Why Are The Portraits Faceless?

A: For live art, we paint them in our signature faceless style to accommodate more people and meet the 3-5 minute turnaround. While they are faceless, we are very attentive to the details and capture individual's likeness - like hair, clothing, accessories! We found most guests love this type of style since it is so unique.  

Helpful tip: If you are interested in having a more detailed portrait with facial features, please see our Custom Portrait listing.  This can be a fun addition to display or use for a guestbook, etc. for your event!

Q: Are There Restrictions On Live Art Portraits?

A: Yes! They are as follows:

  • We can fit a maximum of 4 persons in a portrait. Please note, there will be one copy for group portraits.

  • To accommodate for as many guests as possible, we limit one portrait per person.

  • We do not accept special requests during the live art event. If you wish to add facial features, pets, or other details, please purchase from our Custom Portrait listing before/after the event.

& that’s a wrap! I hope you found this page helpful. If you’d like additional resources, watch this Vlog by Jen Chae of Head to Toe or read this Blog by Lauren Jaclyn. If you’re ready to inquire, fill out the form below!