Hire a NYC Caricature Artist for Special Events & Parties

With decades of caricature experience, my name is well-known among the top New York City metropolitan area party and special events artists. Thanks to a creative and professional style that’s entertaining, reliable, flattering, and fun, I’ve worked for a “Who’s Who” of corporate clients, myriad private customers, dozens of public and educational institutions and many smaller businesses on every imaginable type of function, event or special project.

To view my slide show of private party caricature entertainment and custom caricature projects, click below:

What Party & Event Clients Are Saying

  • quote1Thanks Joe, I'm sure you will get some calls for future bookings. Everyone was impressed by your work. You did a great job.
    A. Esposito, Communion Mom - Nassau County, NY
  • quote1You worked so hard and were so professional. Thank you again, you are truly great at what you do, and also you're such a nice person it was a pleasure.  
    D. Padyk - Confirmation Mom - Nassau County, NY
  • quote1All of the kids loved their unique pictures and they each got to take home a memorable keepsake. We especially love the sports caricatures! Thanks, Joe for making my kids' party even better!

    J. Heuer, Communion/Confirmation Mom - Suffolk County, NY
  • quote1Joe Vissichelli is a true professional. On time, ready-to-go. Kids and adults related well to him and appreciated how he incorporated hobbies, special interests and careers into his portraits.
    A. Cunningham, Bar Mitzvah Mom - Brooklyn, NY
  • quote1Joe was very flexible in working with all age groups: babies with their parents, kids by themselves, two or more kids together, etc. We were very pleased.  
    A. Boutsakakis - Birthday Dad - Queens, NY
  • quote1

    This unique artist is not mean the way so many caricature artists are today. His portraits bring out everybody's best! And there's a sweetness intertwined that everyone at our party liked.

    A. Cunningham, Bar Mitzvah Mom - Brooklyn, NY
  • quote1Thank you for doing such a great job at our house. You truly made our party an incredible success. The kids loved you.
    D. Padyk, Confirmation Mom - Nassau County, NY
  • quote1Thank you so much for your patience and wonderful drawings. Everyone is so excited.
    L. Malafronte, Communion Mom - Brooklyn, NY
  • quote1The caricatures are pleasant, unlike ones that make fun of people. Even kids who were apprehensive at first saw that the experience was fun, and eventually sat down.
    A. Boutsakakis, The Happy Dad - Queens, NY
  • quote1I just want to thank you for the wonderful service you provided. Everyone had very high praises for you. We will treasure your drawing of our daughter.
    J. Mathew, 1st Birthday Dad - Nassau County
  • quote1I want to thank you again for the great job you did … All the guests enjoyed having their caricatures done. You were very professional and we were very happy with your work.
    I. Schroeder, Bar Mitzvah Mom - Nassau County, NY
  • quote1

    We will spread the word. People are looking for frames to preserve your work. Thank you, Joe! You were a sensation! You really made a difference!

    A. Cunningham, Bar Mitzvah Mom - Brooklyn, NY

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you do at our event?

I add novelty, fun and fascinating entertainment to your event with drawing after drawing of your guests Each of these cartoon keepsakes are a very personal reminder of your party and they’re all drawn flatteringly, with speed, creativity and good-natured humor.

Do you draw just the kids?

Anyone and everyone can be drawn, from days and weeks old to many, many years of age. This is generally determined by you, your budget and the amount of time your party allows.

How do you draw my guests?

Depending on the speed needed, in color or black-and-white and in full-body (usually based on one’s theme) or heads-only mode. In crowds of both adults and kids the body-or-head decision can be left to the subjects with equal satisfaction. Or you can decide ahead of time on the best and most efficient mode for your needs.

How many can you draw per hour?

These numbers can never be guaranteed due to uncontrollable factors, but use them as a rough guide per hour:

Color: Full bodies, up to 10; Heads only, up to 15. Black & White: Full bodies, up to 13; Heads only, up to 20.

Additional artists, if needed, can be supplied for your event.

In what media do you work?

The line is drawn in marker on heavy 110-lb. paper. Rubbed-in chalk and color pencil is used when adding color.

What size is the artwork?

11″ x 14″ is standard, but others may be available on request. Plastic bags are supplied for protection.

How do you price my event?

Prices depend heavily on location and somewhat on other factors. Hourly rates may vary and minimums will range from 2-4 hours. Travel charges may also apply for some areas. Email as many details as possible (type of event, date, time, place, total guests) to Joe for a price quote.

What do you need to work?

I need a small table (card table size is ideal) and two armless chairs in order to work. Shade and shelter would be appreciated for outdoor events.

Types of Private Caricature Events & Parties

Through the years I have perfected my skills, merging my creative talents – “quicksketch” caricature artist, entertainer, improvisational comic – with my professionalism and crowd management skills to please my many clients. They keep calling, so I must be doing something right. I’ve worked on just about every type of event or project, from viral video events and huge, multi-day corporate extravaganzas to kids’ parties, custom digital caricature portraits and traditional caricature illustrations with everything in between, including:

Birthday Parties
Bar & Bat Mitzvahs
Caricature Sign-In Boards

Block Parties
Baby/Bridal Showers
Graduation Parties
Gift Caricatures
Holiday Parties
Caricature Portraits
Caricature “Biographies”

Milestone Celebrations
Graduation Parties
Dinner Parties
Family Caricature Portraits
School Events
Family Picnics
Send-off Gifts & More

Caricature Artist Pricing for Private Events & Parties

Party caricature prices start at $350, depending heavily on location and additionally on other factors. Hourly rates may vary and minimum durations can range from 2-4 hours. Travel charges could apply for some areas. Email as many of the important details (event type, date, time, place, total guests [kids/adults]) to me as you can for an accurate quote.

How to Hire Me for Your Party or Event

There are three easy ways to make arrangements:

1. Call me today at 516-593-4844

2. Email me: joe@caricaturedreams.com


If you know your anticipated event or party date, time and location, please provide the information. If you don’t know and need help, I am here to help you.

Let’s get started today!

Drawing Caricatures at a Nassau County Library Event

Westbury, NY Public Library