Elevated Event Art

Looking for a unique, experiential form of entertainment? Elevated Event Art specializes in art-making in front of live audiences. We create start-to-finish masterpieces carefully crafted to embody the essence of each event. We’re passionate about harnessing the power of art with a live artist to enhance any occasion!

  • weddings
  • cocktail hours
  • fundraisers
  • religious services
  • speaking engagements
  • panel discussions


“Mesmerizing is the first of many words I could use to describe a recent live art performance from Kristen Kieckhaefer that I had the privilege to witness. This incredibly talented artist draws her audience in … with a dramatic and creative presence that just permeates out of her very being. Ms. Kieckhaefer’s live art performance is a must-see as part of Milwaukee’s vibrant art scene!”
MaryAnn Sander
Founder of TrinityYogaFaith
Kristen has a phenomenal ability to translate the spirit and intent of spoken word into a visual experience. Her interpretations are a compelling third dimension which touch my imagination.”
Dianne Wonder
Audience Member
“Our corporate executive group very much enjoyed Kristen’s custom live painting performance. Her interaction with the group while painting allowed us to engage with her, as well as talk amongst ourselves as we watched. She also chose a scene that … unveiled itself to us as she painted. We all appreciated this unique experience as part of our group event.”
Andrea Foster
Senior Vice President of Development, Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Kristen is a thoughtful and dynamic artist and performer. She’ll add inspiration and entertainment to any event. The best part is that she’s as good a person as she is talented.”

Greg Marshall
Chief Storyteller and Producer at CI Design
Kristen is a talented artist, able to capture and transform a moment into a beautiful, memorable, one of a kind masterpiece! I will most definitely be asking her back!”
Jess Chase
FEW CARE Ambassador
“Watching Kristen paint is captivating and seeing the final product is breathtaking!”
Kimberly Krueger
Author, Speaker, FEW Founder
Kristen’s presence is peaceful and her art work is beautiful! She is a great addition to any event!”
Jarrett A. Luckett
Executive Director, Exploit No More
“I’ve had the opportunity to see Kristen speed paint on several occasions. I love the color palettes she selects; she has great artistic instincts. Her seemingly effortless workflow inspires as her work comes to life before your eyes.”
Jeff Fleetwood
Art Director at Outer Rim Studios

“I can’t recommend Kristen highly enough for any artistic experience you might be trying to curate. Kristen hosted a live painting experience during a spoken word message, and she was professional, timely and above all, a highly gifted artist. She exceeded my hopes and expectations in every way.”

Randy Knie
Lead Pastor at Brew City Church

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Kristen Kieckhaefer is a proud Milwaukee native. When she’s not making art, you can find her singing and playing ukulele, rock climbing, spending quality time with friends and family, or hanging with her two cats, Ember and Willow. Learn more


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