Home of the Best and Fastest Face Painting in the Washington DC Metro Area!

Faces By Arla and Company

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.

​"Text and photographic images copyright 2017© and may not be copied or used without written permission. You may not post them to another web site unless you have the written permission of the noted painter. Neither may you print out of these images be used for commercial purposes, as in to use for your face painting jobs. It is acceptable for you to print out these images for your personal use only, but not to be used as pictures to display for a face painting job."

We offer a variety of services for your party or event.
Face Painting, Balloons, GIANT Bubbles, Glitter Tattoos,
Games, Mrs. Claus & Elves, Stilt Walkers, Caricature Artists

Customer comments look like this:

Thanks Arla!  It was awesome job. Everyone loved the face painting you did today. I'll surely recommend to all of my friends.   Nancy  (Nov. 2017)

You are the most amazing facepainter and our event wouldn't be the same without you!    Kelly   (Oct. 2-17)

We hired Arla for our daughter's 3rd birthday party and she keeps asking for Arla to come again. So many people have asked for Arla's name since the party. She was definitely the hit of the party. She did an amazing job.

You are the only person my daughter, who has autism, ever let her paint her (other than her hands at a wedding.)  You made her happy.  ♥                                              (Feb. 2017)

You were amazing!  Thank you so much.  I'm going to post your page on Facebook and say you are wonderful!  And we will absolutely have you at future parties.  (Skye  Feb. 2017)

 A surprise, seeing the happy kids and the great face painting, at a musical event [Columbia Pike Blues Festival]. Bonus for me. Great job, Arla.  (M.B. June 2016)  (By the way, I do this job every year in June....come see me!)

I just had to say thanks again. You definitely went above and beyond yesterday to make so many children happy and it was greatly appreciated by me and all the families. You have a true talent and are such a genuinely nice person!  If there’s anything I can do to help you, please let me know. I look forward to having you back again next year! J.B. Fairfax NeoNatal Associates (June 2016)

Arla was great with the children! Our booth was the hit of the event.  D4C (May 2016)

Thank you so much, you are very talented. Ryan loves it, and so did all the other kids. It seriously made the party. Thank you again!     Best, Adrianna (May 2016)

YOU were the hit! Thank you so much, you were yet as amazing as I remembered from Xmas in Pops for Linda Wolfe's event.   (Jennifer H.  June 2016)

Thank you so much! Everyone could not stop talking about how wonderful you were. Everyone was VERY  impressed, myself included, and had a great time getting painted! We will definitely keep you in our records for any future parties/gatherings.       J.R. (July 2014)​


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About Arla Albers

About Faces By Arla and Company

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.