Local artist Aaron Kizer has seen quite a following with his unique performances. When he started painting 10 years ago, his main objective was to raise money to help alleviate his father’s medical bills. Since then, he has been encouraged to do a Ted Talk, try out for shows such as America’s Got Talent and continue to grow his fanbase, but Kizer says he is happy right where he is.
“It’s as if I’ve found my sweet spot,” Kizer said. “Honestly, I am comfortable where I am at currently.”
Interest grew in Kizer’s work when he taught himself to paint upside down. What was initially meant to bring an element of surprise to his shows, became an iconic trademark for him. When he walks off the stage, he hopes he has created an experience for his audience. According to him, the painting itself is really a side note.
“I work to create experiences for my friends and family; a night they can remember versus just a painting,” Kizer said.
He visits Chicago and Las Vegas quite often, but says there is something special about being asked to do a show right here in his hometown.
“My next event isn’t just about me painting,” Kizer said. “We would like to make it an annual Halloween event for the city of Owensboro. My goal ever since I started painting was to give the city that raised me the best events that I was capable of.”
When Kizer was contacted by Bar Louie to do the Halloween event, he knew he couldn’t turn it down. According to him, it can actually be rare when a local company reaches out.
“I travel all over the world painting,” Kizer said. “Yet I very rarely get to perform here. I am super excited about this event; it will be my first Halloween themed event.”
The Aaron Kizer Undead Performance Halloween Themed Event will take place on Oct. 26 at Bar Louie. Throughout the evening, Kizer will create at least three pieces. The unique event gives ticket holders two opportunities to win a painting. Each ticket purchased will go into a prize drawing for one of his paintings and the guest with the best costume will also win a painting.
“We are excited to have Aaron Kizer perform,” said event promoter John Spencer. “He is a local talent guy who obviously does great work and has a great following. Bar Louie wants to show the city we like to entertain, bringing a big city feel to a small town.”
The event will take place from 8:30-11 p.m. Only a limited number of tickets to the event will be available. All of Kizer’s past shows have sold out, so guests are encouraged to get tickets early to ensure a seat.
“I’m thankful the community will be sharing these moments with me. I look forward to seeing everyone there,” Kizer said.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here .