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Cara Dunning Art

Caricaturist from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$150 - $500 per event
After more than 15 years experience drawing Caricatures and face painting in the Orlando area for Disney and Seaworld, FL guests, Cara has made her way to Chicago to service you! Cara provides an experience for the guest of any party by capturing a likeness and interacting with each guest. As many a guest has expressed, Cara's caricatures really capture a likeness and are exaggerated while still being tasteful and cute. She really captures a personality, not just a face. Her face paintings are beautiful.

A message from the Artist:
My name is Cara and I have been a Caricature artist since I was 16 years old when I started at SeaWorld, Fl. I worked there for 3 years and then went on to work as a Caricature artist for Disney for the next 13 years. I studied fine art at the University of South Florida College of Art and Design and also did a semester in Paris with the study abroad program. I do facepainting, illustrate books, create logos, character development, I show my paintings in many galleries, I've drawn celebrities, done chalk art, and murals, but Caricatures are still my first love. I am a huge fan of drawing someone from life. I know when I was a kid I loved watching an artist at work and would stand behind the artists at the fair and watch them draw people for what seemed like hours. It is a very entertaining and inspiring craft and I am proud that now as an adult I get to do this for a living. I also love to brag about having helped a total of 17 people and counting over the years get engaged by drawing their picture with a secret message (will you marry me) and watching the guy get down on one knee when I show them the picture. Everyone loves Caricatures and I am totally thrilled to be the one to make people so happy. Since moving to Chicago I have been working exclusively as an artist for private parties and events and sometimes I sub as a sit in artist at Navy Pier.


"Cara provides this service at a very affordable rate, and is a total pro. It became the main event at my party." ~J.D.

"Cara is CRAZY talented and totally professional." ~N.R.
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!

Birthday Party (Adult)

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Cara was a hit at my daughter's 2nd birthday party! All our guests were extremely happy with her work. She is truly talented and was great with the kids. I would highly recommend her to everyone!

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Bat Mitzvah

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Cara's caricatures were a great perk at my daughter's Bat Mitzvah party. She arrived on time and stayed exactly 2 hours. She was drawing caricatures as i asked for adults in very professional way while kids were entertained by DJ.She also prepared my daughter portrait in color ahead of time and it was great. I definitely recommend Cara to others. THANK YOU!

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Private Party

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Cara was great! She was extremely willing to help out at the last minute. Cara even created our individualized paper to do the drawings on! Would absolutely recommend for any event. Everyone at the party was naturally drawn to her outgoing personality and enjoyed the time they spent with her. Thanks Cara!

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2015
Jul
25
Wedding Reception
Beloit, WI
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2015
Jun
27
Birthday Party (Adult)
Lemont, IL
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2015
Jun
15
Corporate Function
Chicago, IL
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
2015
May
2
First Communion
Orland Park, IL
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
2015
Mar
21
Birthday Party (Adult)
Villa Park, IL
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2015
Mar
15
Bat Mitzvah
Mundelein, IL
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Please note Cara Dunning Art will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge.
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