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Browse these custom artists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Chicago.

Top Pro
  • 10 years in business
  • 165 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ashley B.
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All the kids (and some adults) loved it! :) Very hot day and most people's paint stayed on very nicely. A lot of cute custom designs were created for everyone! Would highly recommend!

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V's Creative Entertainment
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Autumn V.
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We hosted a small New Years party. We had about 15 adults and 7 kids. Vallen was fantastic and let our guests be very creative with how they wanted their faces decorated! She is a great artist and was a lot of fun to have at our party. We will hire again for sure!

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Tracy's Fun Face Paintings!
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Marilyn W.
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Tracy was wonderful and I plan on booking her again. She is professional, punctual, and a great artist. Her prices are very fair.

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Elidia Festivities
4.5
from 50 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Andrea A.
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The artist was great, both with the kids and the face painting. I will use again.

  • 12 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren A.
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Wina was above and beyond AMAZING! Not only is she an artist (really detailed, talented, artwork of all sorts) she spoke to every child as if they were King/Queen of the day! She sat for 4 straight hours in one spot with a line and never wavered!!! Truly made every child feel special when it was their turn. I would hire her again and again and I will!

Laine Too
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Michael A.
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Our artist was outstanding! Very engaging with our young group and even had our adults lining up for custom designs! Will gladly recommend to friends and family for future events! Thank you for making our daughter's 11th birthday so special!

Ryan's Fine Murals
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Tara A.
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I hired Ryan to create 5 custom paintings for my home. She collaborated with my interior designer to create beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces to compliment each room. Ryan's versatility enabled me to have unique and different styles and sizes to match the decor of each space. Her color mixing is extraordinary! My experience with Ryan was stress-free! She is professional, accommodating and listened to what my needs were. I highly recommend and it was a pleasure doing business with her. Very talented, high quality, and absolutely will call again for my next project!

The Creative Cafe
4.6
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Toya R.
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Minar is thorough and professional as well as an amazing artist. She works hard to make sure her clients are completely satisfied with her work. For me, that is a huge plus which is why I will continuously work with Minar on future projects.

Makeup by Jacquee
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela G.
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I had the very best experience with Jacquee doing my makeup on my wedding day. The night before my wedding day, the salon I was having her meet me at changed the times. Jacquee was extremely flexible and worked with my sudden change of plans. She was able to travel to two locations for me and my wedding party. Also, I was very rushed on my wedding day because my hair ran later than expected. Jacquee had to do my makeup extremely quick due to the time restraint and it turned out absolutely breathtaking! I was overly pleased with the results and highly recommend her to anyone. Jacquee is very good at doing makeup and she was able to cover up some scars I had and birthmarks on my arms. And when I wasn't sure what colors I wanted or how I wanted the makeup to look like, Jacquee was able to make the decision for me! I felt absolutely gorgeous on my wedding day and it honestly was all because of my makeup and Jacquee! And finally, Jacquee is such a sweet woman and I cannot wait for her to do my makeup again in the future. I've had a lot of people do my makeup in the past, and Jacquee is hands down the best makeup artist! You will have a great experience and you will be blown away by her talent. Again, I highly recommend her and if you're reading this, give her a call! Jacquee is talented, flexible, patient, understanding, and very timely and organized. Thanks for making me gorgeous on my wedding day Jacquee! I REALLY appreciate all your help! Sincerely, Pamela A. Groen

HennaTonic
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
John K.
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Yasmeen was fantastic! I highly recommend her. My 14 yr old daughter had 18 friends get henna artwork, at her bday party, and it was all they talked about for weeks. And my 22 year old hoop artist and erstwhile free spirit love child got one and loved it too! Yasmeen you are awesome!

BOUNCE 'N' CELEBRATIONS
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Curtis B.
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Mr. Bodnar of Bounce 'n' Celebrations was hired as a balloon artist and glitter tattoo artist and he was absolutely PHENOMENAL!!! Hundreds of kids attended our event and he was one of the highlights. Everyone was impressed by his work and we will definitely be using his services again in the future. His glitter tattoo work is second to none! PLEASE BOOK HIM if you are looking to add an extraordinary element to your function!

Anita D.
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AMAZING!!!!! She is not a face painter, she is an artist. There are not many people that do the type of face painting that she does. She truly had a gift. She does some outstanding balloon art also. She quickly creates masterpieces for the kids. She also made Wonder Woman balloon candy cups for a Ladies Night event at my office. Big hit! I have used her for several of my office events. She is great with kids! I will never use anyone else!

Chicagomuralist.com
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Anthony G.
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I have had the pleasure to work with and witness Joe Ortega on multiple projects over the past 10 years. I first found Joe when I was looking for a muralist to paint a huge mural in the gymnasium of the school where I taught. I had researched many local artists but had not found that special quality I was looking for. At the local paint store, there was a mural of men working and I noticed that even on this small project, there was a great attention to quality and detail. I got Joe’s name from the store owner and began looking into his work. After reviewing his other projects, I quickly discovered that Joe was the artist I wanted for my project. Working with and commissioning Joe Ortega was a pleasurable experience. I have found it frustrating in the past when working with artistic people to accomplish projects. Joe was patient throughout the process. It takes a special skill in an artist to work with non-artistic individuals and create a work of art. Joe had a unique way of listening to my ideas and making them a reality beyond my expectations. I was so impressed that I used Joe for a second mural at my school. I also recommended Joe for a home project for a neighbor of mine. This was a completely different type of project, but again, Joe’s artistry and professionalism shown through. The house was completely transformed into a beautiful and luxurious home. I have no reservations recommending Joe for any project that you may be considering. Sincerely, Anthony Garcia

STL Henna LLC
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Angel K.
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This young woman was amazing! Very professional. She was a very talented artist she does all her work by hand no stencils. She made me feel comfortable and at ease and my family and friends love her! Book her if she available if you don't you will truly miss out! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU IN MAY!

T-N-T Artistry, Inc.
4.3
from 14 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Anissa J.
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She was an amazing makeup artist. She came in and helped me figure everything out. I am unexperienced with makeup, and she helped me figure out what would work out with my prom dress. I really appreciate her time. She was very prompt and on time and made me very comfortable as well. I would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat.

CBillustration
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Jane B.
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CBillustration is an incredible artist and an amazing collaborator. Every time I need artwork done for a film or project I'm doing, I wouldn't dream of going to anyone else. His work is vivid, sharp, beautiful and evocative. I simply cannot recommend him highly enough.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Shira C.
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A pleasure to work with. On time, fast and very talented. Would definitely hire them again! Thank you, Shira

Nikliti5
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda I.
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She was on time , polite, friendly, and a great artist, did a great job.

  • 13 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal C.
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Very likable and professional. I love the work he did!

Henna Tatto Artist
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Muqadus G.
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Very professional and responds promptly. Will definitely recommend her. :)

Impressive Interior
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Karen B.
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The project is still being worked on but I’m excited so far! She is very polite, and definitely has talent! My daycare is going to be beautiful!

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