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California Dreamin’ – Two Reasons Los Angeles is the Place for Family Fun

By Robert Bauer | December 11, 2019 |

Finding the Fun with Caricature Artists and Face Painting in the City of Angels

Will your holiday travels take you to sunny Los Angeles? If so, you’ll find many fun, family activities in the LA area.  Some even have Goofy Faces Caricature artists and face painters to help make your experience truly memorable!

Family Fun with Caricatures at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Visit the new Pacific Visions interactive art gallery and “immersive motion picture experience.” or fan favorites like squid tanks and the Ray Touch Pool. The Aquarium of the Pacific has family fun for all ages. (more…)

Four Tips For Hiring a Caricature Artist or Face Painter for Your Holiday Party

By Robert Bauer | November 17, 2019 |

Make the Most of Hiring a Caricature Artist or Face Painter for Your Holiday Party

Fun!”  “Entertaining!”  “Such a great time!”  That’s what your guests will say about your fabulous and memorable company holiday party when you hire the perfect entertainment.

Smart party planners get the most bang for their buck. Hire a caricature artist for your holiday party and you get entertainment and keepsakes all in one! How do you make sure your guests have a great experience? We asked our team of talented, fun and friendly caricature and face painting artists to answer some questions our clients have about holiday party bookings. (more…)

The Case for Caricatures at Your Next Corporate Event

By Robert Bauer | October 28, 2019 |

Caricature artists are a great form of entertainment at a wedding, anniversary, family reunion or birthday party. But caricature art isn’t just for social parties. There’s real ROI (Return on Investment) for having a caricature artist or face painter at your corporate events too.

Here are five great examples of when to hire a Goofy Faces caricature artist or face painter for your company’s next event. (more…)

Check Out these “Can’t Miss” Tampa Florida Family Fun Vacation Favorites!

By Robert Bauer | October 15, 2019 |

Goofy Faces Means Family Fun in the Sun!

If you’re planning a vacation to Florida for winter break this year, put Tampa at the top of your list for unique and memorable family fun! With beautiful beaches right on the Gulf Coast, great hotels and restaurants, and world-class attractions, Tampa has something every family will enjoy. (more…)

5 Great Tips for Planning Your Company Holiday Party

By Robert Bauer | September 26, 2019 |

A company holiday party is a great way to celebrate successes and promote company loyalty. Of companies surveyed, credit.com says that 73% plan some sort of holiday party.  Here are a few tips to help you plan a fun and memorable event!

Start planning your company holiday party early.

Good venues get booked quickly. Weekend spots tend to fill up faster than weeknights. The holiday season is also a popular time for weddings, so have a backup location in mind when you call your favorite venue. You might need ample parking or easy access to public transportation and ride share services.

Know your holiday party budget.

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Fun Facts about (Drink) Coasters!

By Robert Bauer | September 20, 2019 |

What do you think about when someone says “coaster?” The ever-present drink coaster as we know them today has been around nearly 140 years!

A Brief History

In 1880 Friedrich Horn, a German printing company, designed the first cardboard beer mats, as they are sometimes called. Shortly after, the Robert Sputh Company of Dresden started making them out of wood pulp.

Today you can find drink coasters protecting tables and bars from condensation in nearly every bar, restaurant and home. They come in many materials, including wood, cardboard, bamboo, cork, marble, sandstone, slate and unglazed ceramics. The best drink coasters are porous and absorb condensation from the glass.

Caricaturist - Goofy Faces Caricature CoastersBut the very best coasters are by Goofy Faces Caricature Artists!

How did It Start? 

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Why Have eSketches™ at Your Trade Show

By Robert Bauer | August 27, 2019 |

Three Exciting Ways eSketches™ Benefit Your Trade Show Booth

Three things you want from your Trade Show Booth are traffic, impact and recall. Your booth has to stand out so people find it. Once they get there, you want them to have a great experience. And after they leave, you want them to remember you. A Goofy Faces caricature artist using eSketches™ is the perfect way to do all three!

An eSketches™ caricature artist can draw traffic to your trade show booth.

Hire a Goofy Faces eSketches™ caricature artist to draw and keep traffic at your trade show booth.

eSketches™ attract people to your booth

“Hey, what’s going on there? Let’s go check it out!” (more…)

A Family Caricature Makes Memories Last

By Robert Bauer | August 25, 2019 |

Make Memories Last Longer with a Custom Caricature

The good and the bad of having a camera that fits in the palm of your hand

If you’re of a certain age, you remember taking pictures on a camera – with film. Back in those dark ages, you waited, several days even, to see if the pictures were any good!

That Was Then

Remember how exciting it was to open that envelope and see if maybe, just maybe, there was one good family picture? Then you proudly showed it to everyone and displayed it in a photo album or frame. Every time you walk by it you fondly remember that special moment!

This is Now

Today we have some of the most sophisticated photographic tools in the palms of our hands, our smart phones. But when was the last time you printed a family picture from your phone and put it in a frame? Most people don’t.

A family caricature is fun and makes memories last longer.

Goofy Faces will be at the Paint Creek Center for the Arts Art & Apples Festival(r) September 6-8, 2019.

When you take hundreds of pictures at time, it can be overwhelming to choose just one.  Oftentimes the images live on our phones and in our social media feeds, but they rarely make it to a coveted place on the wall for all the family to enjoy.

Make it Memorable

When you and your loved ones sit down for a custom, family caricature, you get a one-of-a-kind piece of art, featuring you! It’s more than a photo, it’s hand-drawn memory you will treasure forever. As summer winds down and kids head back to school, there’s still time to make memories and get a custom keepsake caricature you’ll treasure for years to come.

Enjoy an outing to your local zoo or aquarium. Most retail stands are open daily through Labor Day weekend, then weekends only through Halloween. Click here to see if we’re at a location near you!

Or check out local events like the upcoming Art & Apples Festival® in Rochester, MI, sponsored by Paint Creek Center for the Arts. While there, get your face painted or family caricature drawn by one of our artists so you can capture the moment and remember this special time.

Face Painting Facts

By Robert Bauer | July 24, 2019 |

The Facts About Face Painting

 

Face painting only became popular at children’s parties, theme parks and events in the 1980s, though for centuries, human beings have painted their faces and their bodies.

During tribal ceremonies, military actions, sports activities and religious rituals, putting paint or ink on our bodies has been a part of the human experience for as long as history has been recorded. Even permanent tattooing, while long stigmatized as rebellious or undesirable, is increasing in popularity.

Today, face painting is soaring in popularity. It’s a great way to raise the bar on the entertainment value of any party or corporate event. Kids and adults both love the long-lasting sense of fantasy it creates. They also love that it’s non-toxic and easy to remove. So what is there to know about face painting?

 

A lot! Here are some basics:

Face Painting

Who does face painting?

The face painters that you can hire through Goofy Faces are artists first, face painters second. Many make their living with their art and travel the country working at events. We recruit and vet each artist to make sure that they have both a strong talent and solid customer service skills because we want your guests to have the best possible experience.

 

How is a face painter trained?

Most face painters have attended multiple workshops and seminars to learn their craft. Face painters are required to create realistic-looking scales, horns, fur, feathers, butterfly wings and more textures and designs. These techniques take hours of practice to master. We also train our artists on popular designs and characters.

 

Face Painting

What kind of products do face painters use?

Goofy Faces artists use high-grade professional body paints and glitters, in vibrant colors that don’t fade. These cosmetic-grade, non-toxic products are not permanent or even semi-permanent, so they’re relatively early to remove. Our artists also follow standard sanitation practices, cleaning brushes, stencils and other materials with industrial-strength disinfectant products.

 

 

Face Painting

It’s a bad idea to cheap out on your face painting artist.

A true face painting artist can add something really special to a party. Whether they’re painting crowns on princes and princesses, turning little boys into lizards or livening up an adult party, most people love the experience. It’s Instagram-ready, too.

Unfortunately, if you’re not careful, you can end up with an inexperienced artist whose work may disappoint your guests. You can avoid that by reviewing the artist’s portfolio of images, to make sure their artwork meets your standards. (Or just hire one through Goofy Faces – our artists are all good!)

 

 

Considering a face painter for your next party or corporate event? Start your search here: https://cobs.goofyfaces.com/caricature_new/

Drawing in the Motor City

By Robert Bauer | July 17, 2019 |

We Love to Draw in the D!

We’ve had a whirlwind few weeks of drawing in the Motor City this summer so we thought we’d share all of the exciting events we’ve been a part of so far this season.

 

Bark in the Park

Bark in the Park

The Detroit Tigers held another Bark in the Park on June 25th at Comerica Park during a Tigers’ home game. Once again, Goofy Faces was hired to draw FREE caricatures of pets with their owners. This event was sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus and it was a howling success!

 

Hockeytown Draft Party

The Detroit Red Wings brought in Goofy Faces to light up their draft day party with both event caricature art and face painting. Hockey fans were thrilled by both the draft and the art!

 

Yelp! Party

Goofy Faces had an artist on-site drawing live eSketches™ for a huge party sponsored by Yelp! at the Boathouse on Belle Isle. The “Nauti by Nature” event was a benefit to support the Boathouse renovation fund.

 

Nauti by Nature on Belle Isle

Freedom Boat Club Summer Kick-Off

The Freedom Boat Club is nationwide organization that allows its members access to boats from coast to coast, without boat ownership or maintenance! They held a Summer Kick-Off event at Sindbad’s in Detroit and we were there drawing caricatures for guests.  WLLZ’s own Doug Podell broadcast live during the party.

 

The Detroit Fireworks

Once again, UAW-Ford brought in a couple of Goofy Faces artists to draw & entertain school groups and guests during the Ford Fireworks Festival at the UAW Program Center in downtown Detroit

 

Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau

The DMCVB booked 2 Goofy Faces artists to draw caricatures of guests from the Society of Government Meeting Professionals while they attended a party taking place at The Fillmore. Guests from across the country got to experience the best that Detroit and Goofy Faces has to offer.

 

Detroit Tigers Comerica Park

UAW-Ford Safe Overnight Summer Camp

UAW-Ford hosted a Safe Summer Camp experience at Riverside Marina over the 4th of July weekend with fun and educational outdoor activities. Goofy Faces was hired to provide 2 caricature artists to entertain happy campers with their kids.

 

Goofy Faces books events nationwide and is proud to provide art & entertainment in our home town of Detroit, MI.

Consider adding event caricature art and/or face painting to create a more memorable experience at your next private party or corporate event. Learn more: https://goofyfaces.com/events/

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