Arla Albers, a retired Navy Commander and mother of two wonderful girls, is recognized as one of the premier face painters in the Washington DC Area with over 28 years of experience. She has also retired from 20 wonderful years as “Go-Go the Clown,” (NOT the one currently on Facebook,) As a clown, Arla won the title of Best Overall Clown and was also awarded in two categories top 10 in the Clowns of America International. When she retired from clowning, Arla changed the name of the business to "Faces by Arla and Company" to follow her artistic passion.
Holding a master's degree in organizational development, she has demonstrated her passion all over the globe by teaching face painting to artists in the U.S. and performing as a featured face painter and balloonist on Royal Caribbean cruise lines. Seriously dedicated to the art of entertainment and face painting, Arla frequently continues her artistic education by attending and teaching at international face and body art conventions as well as other conventions across the country. Faces by Arla and Company offers an excellent selection of performers ranging from balloonists, face painters, caricature artists, and don’t forget… Mrs. Clause and the elves around the holidays!
Arla believes in using only the best for you and your child's face.
Interesting Facts about Arla:
She has performed for the White House, several congressmen, several American legions and several upscale country clubs in the Washington DC Metro Area.
Arla's 2 hour full-face design placed top 5 at the Face And Body Art International Convention in 2012 (see picture to the left.) Arla has been hand selected to go on both the Oasis and Allure, Royal Caribbean's newest ships as a face painter and balloonist. She is licensed and Insured.
Arla performs as Mrs. Clause annually in the Reston Town center parade.
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Faces by Arla & Company serves the Metropolitan Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC area including the cities of Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Ashburn, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Clifton, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fort Belvoir, Fort Washington, Great Falls, Herndon, McLean, Oakton, Oak Hill, Reston, Springfield, Sterling, Vienna, Woodbridge, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Potomac, Rockville and Silver Spring.
Where can you find Arla?
Every First Monday of the month at Ledo Pizza in Falls Church (Rt. 7) from 6-8 P.M.