Live Art & Bookings

John Bukaty Live Painting Events

Artist John Bukaty painting live at an event

 From India to Costa Rica John Bukaty has traveled around the world to perform his LIVE painting for thousands in his 16 years of experience.

Notable corporations Bukaty has worked with include: Oracle, Sprint, Chipotle, Jameson, Budweiser, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, R+F, and more!


Not only will we provide a unique experience LIVE at your event for all to enjoy, but you and your guests will also receive:

  • The original 36"x48" acrylic painting

  • Individual archival prints of the artwork

  • Hand signed certifications of authenticity

  • Gifts wrapped, packaged, and available in as few as 24 hours


Painting by artist John Bukaty


  • 8” x 10” framed
  • Signed and numbered limited edition
  • Embossed
  • Professionally gift wrapped
  • Certificate of Authenticity




Painting by artist John Bukaty


  • 11” x 14” framed
  • Signed and numbered limited edition
  • Professionally gift wrapped
  • Certificate of authenticity




Painting by artist John Bukaty


  • 18” x 24” gallery quality
  • Signed and numbered limited edition
  • Professionally gift wrapped
  • Certificate of authenticity
  • Optional: Hand embellished by Bukaty


In addition to our three recommended print gifting options we can also do custom print specifications including sizing, framing, and materials.

*Giclée: A fine-art print using archival quality materials


Artist John Bukaty Painting at a Live EventTHE ARTIST

John Bukaty is a pioneer of the Live Painting Movement.

Sixteen years ago, he started live painting weekly with a different band at a Kansas City Brewpub, but has since traveled across the country and the world for his work, painting in places like India, Ireland and Mexico.

Bukaty created important commissions for Chipotle, Sprint, Comcast, Western Union, Budweiser and Jameson.

He was selected to commemorate events like New Orleans Jazz Festivals, Fiesta Bowl, and The American Century Celebrity Golf Championship.

Celebrity collectors of his work include: Matthew McConaughey, Penelope Cruz, J.J. Cale, John Popper, Kansas Jayhawks Coach Bill Self, and Steve Winwood.

He has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for organizations like The YMCA, The American Cancer Society, Community Service League, The SPCA and The HALO Foundation.

John Bukaty painting at a live art performance


At your event, Artist John Bukaty will capture the soul of the event on canvas for you and your guests while giving them a unique live painting experience. Bukaty thrives on the energy of people and encourages them to interact with him as he paints. Sometimes even surprising his guests with spontaneous participation by handing them a brush and directing it to the canvas. This creates a singularity and authenticity that people desire.



Give a high-quality print of the original artwork to your guests. This is a great way to surprise and show genuine thought and personal attention to them as a follow-up to the event. Each print is signed and numbered by Bukaty, thereby giving more value and uniqueness to the gift. We only use the highest quality inks and substrates to create these prints. John Bukaty and his team have extensive knowledge of producing prints from originals and they fully understand the process from the perspective of an artist, graphic designer and printer.


Artist John Bukaty speaking at live art eventSPEAK ART

American Artist John Bukaty shares his story about moving through his failures to follow his dreams. An inspiring, self-discovery journey touching on the failures and struggles in his life and how he moved forward and learned to love and accept himself as the creative person he is. John presents a moving visual story overcoming trauma, recovering spirit, and serving art told through multimedia and live painting.



Artist's Prints Packaging Options24 HOUR

Within 24 hours, the Live Painting is transformed through our exclusive process into a framed print package, professionally gift-wrapped and available for your guests.



Within two weeks of the event, a professionally gift-wrapped, framed print will be available to ship directly to each of your guests.



"Hosting a great event for our best business partners has become table stakes in our business. Creating a truly unique experience is one way of providing incentives for additional business and rewarding those who make a difference. While the memories from these events are important, John's ability to create a live artistic moment-in-time, makes the event unforgettable. He is truly amazing and provides a group bond and sense of meaning that has exceeded my expectations every time."

- Arne Chatterton, President & CEO, CIG


"Finding opportunities to engage and excite our group of highly-seasoned travelers and industry executives is always a challenge. We strive to find authentic, impactful experiences that capture both the essence of our program and the heart of our destination. John Bukaty and his team were outstanding on all fronts. Not only did John engage with the audience and create an experience that was interactive and inspiring, he created an amazing piece of art that reflected our destination, our event, and most importantly our group. Having John Bukaty at our event was a win in all respects."

- Melissa Van Dyke, President, IRF