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2024 Convention Theme
April 21 - 25, 2024


Explore face and body painting, balloon twisting, henna, airbrushing, business classes or get some fresh ideas in our classes, from no experience to those with tons of experience!


Are you a model or know someone wanting to become a model? Contact us to help build your portfolio with professional photos!


Want to learn about balloons? Basic to complex classes to learn balloon twisting, décor, and even wearable dresses!
The Midwest Artists Xtravaganza letters in Rainbow

    My name is Karen Owens and I have been running conventions for balloon and face/body painting entertainers since 2008.  In 2018 I thought I would retire due to some health concerns…but all that time on my hands did not suit me well. I soon realized that the joy and fulfillment in my life came from putting these events on and helping others take their skills to a new level to build their businesses to be the best that they can be.

    Fast forward to December 2021… I decided to create a new event, Midwest Artists Xtravaganza, to be held in St. Louis each year. Let’s have some fun!

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