10 Artists to Consider Bringing to Your New York Event

May 28, 2023 Jessica Stewart

There are traditional event entertainment services to bring to your New York events. But there are also creative, untraditional event services to consider with incredibly engaging results. And if you’re looking for event planning inspiration on how to infuse your events with artistic elements, consider booking these artists and event professionals to elevate guest experiences.

1. Face Painters

For those social events with little ones in attendance, it’s always a great idea to bring in face-painting artists. But face painters can be incredibly fun for adults, too! Consider these pros for all types of events, inspiring guests to take selfies and have photobooth fun with their freshly designed facial artwork.

2. Caricaturists

Corporate and social events alike can always benefit from brilliant and hilarious caricaturists. Book these artists for those New York conferences and trade shows, as well as the anniversary parties and bar/bat mitzvahs. They’re fun and creative. And they provide participating guests with a great little take-home souvenir.

3. Temporary Tattoo Artists

Trending among teen events and adults-only celebrations alike are the wildly popular temporary tattoo artists. These pros design works of art on the guests directly, leaving a lasting impression without the permanent distinctions. Explore the various temporary tattoo artists in New York City and book these artists for your next event!

4. Henna Artists

Introduce cultural and artistic activities when you book Henna artists for your events. Often called “party Henna,” these artists bring all the fun and uniqueness of Henna in smaller, 10-15 minute designs. Even larger parties can experience traditional Henna artistry!

5. Street Artists

From graffiti artists to live sketch artists, consider bringing in the artistic wow factor with New York City street artists and activities. Embrace the spirit of the Big Apple with several unique and local artists on hand at your events. It’s an engaging element for event guests and really amplifies the NYC vibe.

6. Corporate Event Note-Taking Artists

Even your corporate meetings and presentation-based conferences can feature artistic elements. Consider bringing in live visual note-taking services, for example. These event services will set up whiteboards behind keynote speakers and doodle, take notes, and bring visual representation to every word the speaker says. It's a great boost of engagement for corporate conferences and speaking engagements. 

7. Balloon Models

Art encompasses beyond the canvas and can also incorporate balloons! Check out the various balloon artists in NYC and bring them into your events for over-the-top fun. Balloon creations and performances are always engaging. And it’s something new your event guests may not have ever seen before. Sure, they're perfect additions to family celebrations in entertaining the younger guests. But today's balloon artists can wow your adult guests, too!

8. Street Theater

Consider side stages and activations that feature incredibly artistic street theater performances at your New York events. Whether you’re showcasing scenes from classic plays or more modern and revolutionary street theater acts, dazzle and delight your event guests with these talented artists. Think Shakespeare and puppet shows, theater school performers, and street talent. Get creative and use side stages of acting art to elevate your events.

9. Musicians

Consider musical talent to infuse art into your event. Soloists, pianists, cellists, and even rappers are all wonderful examples of musical elements. Consider these artists for those VIP lounges, networking socials, cocktail parties, and company celebrations. They're must-have event services to keep on your roster to add brilliant musical touches to all kinds of NYC events.

10. Dancers

Whether you invite contemporary dancers or more traditional dancers, introducing dance to your event is another great way to bring art to your ambiance and entertainment. Find ballerinas and hip-hop artists all through New York City, too. Meaning you can almost always find a unique addition to your event lineup.

What kind of art does your event need? Consider this wide variety of artistic talent to elevate and infuse your New York events with culture and fun. And if you still need to beef up your roster of potential artist vendors, along with other event services, be sure you visit the trade show floor this October at The Event Planner Expo 2023! Better yet, secure your exhibitor booth to promote your event business and be present for the thousands of event professionals ready to meet you!

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