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A black and white photo capturing a moment of joy at a live caricature session by Ariel Quiroz. A guest, wearing a name tag and a bright smile, watches as Ariel, focused and with a confident hand, sketches a playful portrait. The light-filled room and the casual, friendly atmosphere reflect the enjoyable and personal experience of having one's caricature drawn at an event.

Hit and Run Caricatures by Ariel Quiroz

Memorable and Entertaining
Wedding or any event!

Liven up your wedding, party or special event in Maui with unique live caricature entertainment! Hit and Run Caricatures offers a one-of-a-kind experience where artist Ariel Quiroz mingles with your guests and surprises them with quick, whimsical sketches capturing their likeness and personality. It's a fun, interactive way to entertain your guests and give them a special keepsake of your event.

How It Works

Rather than having guests pose at an easel, Ariel circulates through your event and discreetly draws people on the spot without them realizing it at first. When finished, he "hits" the unsuspecting guest by presenting them with the caricature, then "runs" off to find his next subject. This stealthy approach allows Ariel to capture a good cross-section of your crowd with his fast, playful sketches.


The Experience

Imagine the delight on your guests' faces as they are surprised with a cartoon version of themselves! Though quickly rendered, Ariel's caricatures have an uncanny way of exaggerating each person's most prominent features in a lighthearted way. Guests love unexpectedly receiving this unique party favor and seeing the fun, candid sketches Ariel creates of their friends and family throughout the event. Hit and Run Caricatures inject an element of excitement and charm into the atmosphere.

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Your Maui Caricature Artist

Ariel Quiroz is an experienced caricature artist based in Maui. With a minimalist setup of just markers and paper, Ariel is able to nimbly navigate crowds and work his magic. His ability to quickly study and sketch people's faces in a witty, upbeat style brings joy and amusement to any gathering. In addition to Hit and Run Caricatures, Ariel offers traditional caricature services through, , and


Book Hit and Run Caricatures

Surprise and delight your guests with the gift of laughter! Hit and Run Caricatures is perfect for:

  • Weddings

  • Birthday parties

  • Graduations

  • Corporate events

  • Fundraisers

  • Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

  • Anniversary parties

  • Reunions

Contact Ariel today at 808-633-1902 or to book this unique entertainment for your Maui event! Dates fill up quickly, so reserve early.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many caricatures can you draw in an hour?

A: Ariel can create 12-20 quick sketch caricatures per hour with his fast Hit and Run style.


Q: How much do you charge?

A: Rates begin at $650 for a 3-hour minimum and $220 for each extra hour. Package rates are available for longer events.


Q: What is your service area?

A: Ariel provides caricature entertainment services in Hawaii. He is based in Maui but will travel to events throughout The Hawaiian Islands (Travel fees may apply).


Q: How far in advance should I book?

A: It's best to reserve your date as early as possible, especially during peak wedding and tourist seasons. Booking 3-16 months out is recommended, but inquire about last-minute availability if needed.


Q: What do you need for setup?

A: Hit and Run Caricatures requires very minimal setup - just a place for the artist to store his paper, markers, and materials. No easels, chairs or line queues needed!


Q: How long does each sketch take?

A: Each quick, live sketch takes about 3-7 minutes. This allows the artist to capture a large number of guests in a short period of time.


Q: Is there a limit to how many caricatures can be drawn at an event?

A: The number of sketches depends on the length of the booking. On average, the artist can create 12-20 black-and-white sketches per hour.

Q: What materials are used for the sketches?

A: The artist uses professional quality markers and card stock paper to ensure the sketches are vibrant and long-lasting keepsakes.


Q: Can we choose to have the sketches in color?

A: The standard Hit and Run Caricatures are black and white to maximize the number of guests drawn. However, color caricatures are available upon request, but this may reduce the total number of sketches.


Q: Is a deposit required to book the service?

A: Yes, a non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking to reserve the date and time. The remaining balance is due on or before the day of the event.


Q: What is your cancellation policy?

A: Due to the limited availability, Reschedule, Exchanges, or Merchandise Credit Only. When you reserve a date, you are holding a spot on my calendar, so reservations for events are non-refundable. In case your event is postponed or canceled I will be happy to arrange a date change with you whenever possible, I can also offer another service or artwork for the cost of the deposit. This policy is valid for 2 years from the initial payment and applies to all circumstances, including and not limited to wedding cancelations due to changes of plans, breakups, deaths, natural disasters, acts of God, or weather conditions.​

Q: Do you offer any additional services to enhance the caricature experience?

A: Yes, add-ons such as high-detail caricatures of the hosts or custom logos printed on the back of the cardstock paper of each live caricature, digital copies, and frames are available to personalize and showcase the caricature sketches.


Q: How do I submit a booking request?

A: Fill out the contact form on with your event details and preferences, text to my cell phone 808-633-1902, or email You can expect a response within 24-48 hours to discuss availability and pricing.


What makes Hit and Run Caricatures different from traditional caricature services?


Hit and Run Caricatures offers a unique twist on live event caricature entertainment. Rather than having guests pose at an easel, the artist works in "stealth mode" - moving through the crowd and discreetly sketching guests without them realizing it at first. When finished, the artist surprises each guest by presenting them with the caricature. This "hit and run" approach allows the artist to capture a wide cross-section of the crowd with quick, lively sketches that become memorable party favors.


How can I make sure the caricature artist captures a variety of guests at my event?

The mobile nature of Hit and Run Caricatures ensures the artist will sketch a good mix of your guests. As the artist mingles and draws people on the spot, they are able to get candid representations from all over the event space rather than just those who choose to sit for a traditional caricature. You can also let the artist know if there are any key people you want to make sure get "hit" with a sketch during the event.


Are digital copies of the sketches available after the event?

While the primary deliverable is the physical sketches given to each guest, digital copies may be available depending on your agreement with the artist. Some caricaturists offer add-on services like digital files, logo-imprinted paper, or framing. It's best to inquire about these options and any associated costs when booking the artist for your event.


What should I consider when deciding between black and white or color caricatures for my event?

Hit and Run Caricatures are typically done in black and white to allow the artist to sketch more guests in a short time. However, color may be an option if you prefer, understanding it can reduce the total number of caricatures the artist can complete. Key factors are your budget, event duration, and guest count. If you have a shorter event or want to maximize the number of sketches, black and white is recommended. For longer events with fewer guests, color could be a nice enhancement.


How far in advance should I book Hit and Run Caricatures for my wedding or event?

Caricature artists, especially experienced ones like Ariel Quiroz, can get booked up quickly during peak event seasons. For weddings and large events, it's best to reserve your date 6-18 months in advance to ensure availability. However, you can always check on short-notice bookings in case of a cancellation or opening in the artist's schedule. The earlier you book, the better, especially if your event falls on a holiday weekend, during whale season, or during the summer.

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