In the Limelight… Vendor Spotlight… Live Event Artist

In the Limelight… Vendor Spotlight… Live Event Artist of Arizona, Dave Wilhelmsen, has captured hundreds of happy Arizona wedding couples.  Dave is not limited for just weddings.  he also does engagements, portraits, pets, birthdays, anniversaries, and bar and bat Mitzvahs.  We’ve worked with Dave in numerous occasions and he has proven himself very flexible, communicative, personable and professional.  Having him as part of my vendor team has always put an ease to my mind because I know how he works and vice versa.

In the limelight...  vendor spotlight...  Live Event Artist

Tell us about Live Event Artist…

Dave Wilhelmsen grew up in New York City inspired by drawing the local landscapes led him to setting up his easel and painting from life.

Today, in Arizona, he has worked with numerous vendors in the event & wedding industry. Much of my work comes from word of mouth and referrals from fellow vendors.

Most of all it is his passion painting weddings and events as they happen, talking with people as they watch him paint.

How did you get started in the wedding business?

I am from NYC, in Arizona since ‘94 and art has always been my life growing up. Only 10 years ago I was given the opportunity from a family member to paint a wedding and I found that I loved it especially being in front of many people while they watch me paint.

I have been on TV, painted a sports celebrity engagement, corporate events and  many weddings.

How did you get started in the wedding business?

I am from NYC, in Arizona since ‘94 and art has always been my life growing up. Only 10 years ago I was given the opportunity from a family member to paint a wedding and I found that I loved it especially being in front of many people while they watch me paint.

I have been on TV, painted a sports celebrity engagement, corporate events and  many weddings.

In the limelight...  vendor spotlight...  Live Event Artist

What makes your different from other businesses in the field?

My live event art is a painting that will be a forever keepsake of their special day when the food, music , flowers are gone!

Why do you like working with weddings?

My artistry has let me become part of many people’s lives I never knew!

What was the most difficult situation you have faced with a client and how did you resolve it?

The worst situation I had was when a wedding ceremony was all set up Outside a In beautiful mountain setting in Sedona and the bride and groom were ready to exchange their vows, it started to rain. Everything was moved inside and I painted their ceremony as if it was outside in the beautiful setting. The newlyweds were so happy I captured their wedding day on canvas as they dreamed!

From a vendor’s perspective, what’s the best piece of advice you can give to engaged couples?

My advice to engaged couples is that bigger isn’t always better for weddings and it always helps to get input from those you trust in planning your wedding day.

In the limelight...  vendor spotlight...  Live Event Artist

What or who motivates you?

I am motivated by creating something of beauty in real time Live, that others are amazed on how it is created!

What do you do when you are not working?

When I’m not creating art I volunteer giving art lessons to cancer patients and also to intellectually challenged adults.

I love helping those in need.

What would we be surprised to learn about you?

My life is pretty simple but I used to own a sign company when I lived in NYC doing hand lettering and neon !

Check out the rest of our blog to learn more about other fabulous vendors we’ve worked with and to learn more about Dave and Live Event Artist, visit their website at https://www.liveeventartistaz.com/.  When you contact Dave, make sure to let him know you found them here.

Here’s one of our featured South Asian weddings we’ve worked together in the past in Maharaniweddings.com.

Thank you for reading this month’s In the Limelight… Vendor Spotlight… Live Event Artist!

wedding photos courtesy of Luke Foto Liv

In the limelight...  vendor spotlight...  Live Event Artist

JoAnn M. Grant, CPCE

With over 11 years of assisting brides, grooms and their respective families create this moment, Apropos Creations, a local Chandler, Arizona wedding and event planner, who services Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sedona, and the surrounding cities, will make this journey enjoyable and stress-free. You will be offered inspiring ideas and flawless coordination. Besides our basic wedding packages, Apropos Creations also specializes in multi cultural weddings and Southeast Asian weddings, destination weddings in San Diego, CA, San Jose, CA, San Francisco, CA and neighboring bay area cities and Philippines destination weddings. We pledge to you our devotion to make your wedding and event as unique as you. We want what you want, a perfect and beautiful day of memories to treasure throughout time.

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