Houston - Airbrush Magic has been getting into something
new: Entertaining at bar-mitzvahs while airbrushing T-shirts. It is something
new for us, says airbrush artist, Ray Gatica. This is a new thing that
we offer because we have been getting requests for it during the past two
years, and we wanted to inform the public of what we do and what the client
can expect when hiring us. It is something new in entertainment at parties and
special promotional events.
During March, this month we had two events to perform at, both were Bar-Mitzvahs. Both were a success and the clients were very pleased. We even got statements from both clients recommending our services:
t-shirts for my son's Bar Mitzvah party. He was on time and he and his
team were professional and courteous. Everyone loved their shirts, it
was one of the highlights of the party! If I ever had the occasion to
use Ray's services again, I would absolutely do so!"
Even though, airbrushing -T-shirts at the event is mostly
for the kids, adults get excited as they also get to take home a custom
airbrushed T-shirt. Each shirt is a unique piece of art.
In the past, a couple of entertainment companies have
also hired us for bar/bat-mitzvahs, and a Justin Beiber promotional event at
the Marquis Theatre in Houston, last year. Last year we also did a birthday
party for a young girl in Richmond, there, there were around 15 girls. Out
longest gig so far has been four hours straight, the shortest: two hours. However,
a promotional event with Kaplan Test and Prep Academy at University of
Houston, we were at the event for three consecutive days, six hours per day.
Their shirts had their company logo in front, already silk-screened and
we personalized them for the students. It is a good promotional gig for both
us and the sponsoring company (See sample).
We provide all our equipment and supplies: air supply, needed to drive the airbrushes; airbrushes, easels, paints, tables if needed, We normally use compressed air tanks to keep the noise down. Usually, the client provides the T-shirts, of their choice unless other arrangements are made.
We usually commit to a time span to get the shirts done.
We usually get at the event two hour in advance to set up and get everything
ready. We set up the tables, easels, connect equipment, airbrushed, air hoses,
tanks and find outlets for back up air compressor system.
Most of the time we do names in our special style which
are bubble letters which I find people like because even though it resembles
light graffiti it is usually soft graffiti, not gang stuff, just fun light
graffiti . Our style is fun, friendly, tri-colored bubble letters along with
some hand written script whenever applicable. Normally, we use three – four
colors in the designs. The way it turns out is colorful, fun and unique
designs that are definitely airbrush.
The amount of time we spend airbrushing the shirts
depends on the amount of event attendees. Usually we stick to name and quick
quips, something we can do within a few minutes
The kids have fun watching us airbrushing as their ideas
come to life right in front of their eyes. “It is fun for me watching the
kids a kick out of what we do, but we have had a few grown-ups get in to it as
much as the kids do” says Gatica. Usually, while airbrushing, Gatica hears
superlatives like "Awesome!, Great!, and You guys are great!", in
the crowd as the kids watch us perform our magic with the airbrush.
I imagine as people find out more about this we will be getting more and more calls for this type of thing.