So, you’re planning to throw a party. You have the food, you have the music, but let’s say you want something more unique for your event? Something that will cause your guests to stand back in awe?
You’ve looked everywhere and finally you found one of the hottest acts around – a speed painter (a painter that can make some incredible works of art within just about 5 minutes). Here’s the thing – you don’t want to hire the first painter you find. So how do you go about finding one that you like? Here are a few tips to hiring someone that will not only make your party or event unique and memorable, but make you look like a genius.
Most artists have a website and if not, they will have a listing on a professional talent website. After you’ve made contact make sure you check their work. Most good artists have a portfolio that they’re eager to show and gives you a good idea of what their live performance will be like. For speed painting, this can come in the form of images and videos.
What’s your budget like? Of all the things you need to consider, your budget is usually one of the most important. How much are you willing to spend on such entertainment? Speed painters can run from a couple of thousand to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on their reputation and experience. So you might want to consider who your inviting to your event or party, is it a professional gathering or is a family reunion? Who’s footing the bill? Will the painter’s particular style match what you’re looking for? Will they be willing to do custom paintings? Custom paintings tend to ramp up the price, but are usually worth it!
When you finally nail that painter down that you’re sure you want for your party, make sure you find out what will be included in the price. Do they offer certain deals like packages, is there a basic cost, and would you have to pay extra for anything else? Despite what you may think, art is still a business, you’re contracting someone else out for their work like you would a roofer or a plumber. You wouldn’t forget to get a receipt for their work, would you? Speed painters are no different, they have a talent that they’re contracting out, plain and simple.
In the end, once you’ve established a set price and you know what’s coming and when, generally having a speed painter is one of the best ideas you can have for an event or party. People will love to watch someone make something out of thin air in a matter of minutes, there are some that even create their paintings upside down so you don’t even know what they are until they turn the canvas the right way, surprising their audience! In the end, you’ll have one of the most talked about parties of the year.