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Gretchen Fleener

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If it's real artistic talent you want at a competitive price, Paintertainment is your #1 choice! Our job is to dazzle your event guests, all the while making YOU look good as the party planner who has all the best connections!

With over 20 years of professional face painting experience, you just can't go wrong with Paintertainment. We are experts who specialize in face and body painting, balloon twisting & henna, and as a result, are able to maintain the highest standards in talent and customer satisfaction. We only use the highest quality, professional makeup and glitters approved for cosmetic use by the FDA. With an incredibly talented team of artists located all around the Twin Cities, no event is too big or too small. We draw from an unlimited number of designs when tailoring every design selection to your event, and can even create new designs specific to your company or event theme. Our flexible design selection enables us to customize our design "menu" based on your budget, time and number of guests, giving you the most for your money.

My name is Gretchen Fleener, founder of Paintertainment, and I have been professionally face painting for over 20 years. I understand the frustration that can occur when large entertainment companies claim to have decades of experience, yet end up sending you their newest rookie face painters. This is why I always try to make it to every event myself whenever possible, and if I can't, I have other seasoned, talented, and experienced professionals to send in my place. Don't be afraid to ask questions about the specific artist you are getting and for samples of their work!

We are small enough to give you the personal attention and talent you deserve at a competitive price, yet large enough to use safe, quality supplies, carry liability insurance, and handle events that require multiple artists. We can even add on balloon twisting, glitter tattoos, or henna as well!

To give you a little history, I began face painting in the summer of 1995 at ValleyFair. (Shakopee, MN) Once the park closed for the summer, I continued my passion by painting at Knott's Camp Snoopy in the Mall of America (Bloomington, MN). (Now known as Nickelodeon Universe) I worked here for 2 and a half years during high school and college. While I have been professionally face painting since 1996, Paintertainment as a company really started in 1998 when I ran my own booth at the Dakota County Fair (Farmington, MN).

During these past 20+ years, I have done work for 10 different entertainment companies, besides on my own. I combine the best methods from my years of experience to give you the best quality work!

Click here to see more of my clients' testimonials!

Ready to book Paintertainment for your event? Visit our "hire" page for more information and work examples for your type of event, and contact info to get your custom quote!

"Thank you again for the face painting...the kids loved you!...if any moms need a face painter, I will definitely recommend you to them!  I really enjoyed having you in our home, and your quality of work was great!!" - Cindy
Gretchen Fleener face painting paintertainment with Santa Carlucci I am also so honored to be the face painter of choice for Santa himself!! Whenever Santa (aka "Santa Carlucci") is visiting the Twin Cities from the North Pole, he calls on Paintertainment to provide added fun to his special appearances.


Other Events I've entertained at include:

  • "Under the Big Top," Harvest Christian Fellowship, MN
  • "Wednesday in the Park," for the city of Burnsville, MN
  • "River Front Days" (Red Wing, MN)
  • "Wild Wings Fall Festival," Wild Wings Art Gallery (Lake City, MN)
  • "New Horizon" child care center carnival
  • "Fall Festival," Forest Edge Church (Columbus, OH)
  • "Buckeye Kids Club," Party (Columbus, OH)
  • "Kinder Care," child care center carnival (Columbus, OH)
  • "C.R.U.S.H. 2001," Easton Worship Center (Columbus, OH)
  • "Red, White & Boom!,"Columbus, Ohio's July 4th celebration
  • "Freedom Festival," for the city of Gahanna, Ohio
  • "Waterski Days" in Lake City, MN
  • "Johnny Appleseed Days" in Lake City, MN
  • "The Little Log House Show" in Hastings, MN
  • "Summer Spectacular" in Farmington, MN 2005 & 2006
  • "Department 56 Car Show" in Eden Prairie, MN
  • "Peddler's Rendez-Vouz" in Farmington, MN
  • "Department 56 Family Night" in Eden Prairie, MN
  • "Dakota County Fair" in Farmington, MN every year since 1998
  • "Smead" company picnic
  • "Schroeder" milk company picnic in Stillwater, MN
  • "Asbestos Workers Union" picnic at Como Park, St Paul, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • "Lakeville Liquors" company picnic
  • "National Night Out" in St. Paul 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • "Pumpkin Party" Eden Prairie Assembly of God, Eden Prairie, MN, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • "Scottish Fair" in Farmington, MN 2006, 2007
  • "Max Sun Furniture" grand opening in Burnsville, MN
  • "Breakfast with the Bunny" in Eden Prairie, MN
  • "River City Days" Red Wing, MN 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • "Family Fun Days" Valley Dance & Fitness, Stillwater, MN 2008
  • "July 4th Celebration" city of Maplewood, MN 2008
  • "Mendota Lights" Christmas event at "The Village at Mendota Heights", Mendota Heights, MN 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • "Summer Concert Series" at "The Village at Mendota Heights", Mendota Heights, MN 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • "Adventure Club" Preschool Carnival at Westonka Schools, summer 2012
  • "Carver County Community Baby Shower" in Chaska, 2012
  • "Baby Ball Community Baby Shower" in Maple Grove, 2014
  • "Carver County Fair" in Waconia, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • And WAY too many birthday parties to list!

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"You did such a fabulous job, everyone enjoyed it so much (even us adults)!!!!! Everyone is still talking about the wonderful face paintings they received! You made the event very special. We thank you very much for taking the time to come out to our daughter's birthday party. She'll be talking about her face paintings for years to come!  I would recommend you to anyone, you have a great spirit, kind heart and perfect artistic style!"
- Crystal
"Thanks Gretchen, glad you could be a part of it again this year. You always do a great job and the kids love it. I'll contact you when we start the planning for next year. Thanks again..."
- Lynn


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