Award-Winning Artist Tara Stonestreet
Tara Stonestreet brought Taradoodles to Erie in 2011. She loves to paint and see the wonder and enjoyment of children who watch her work or see their transformed face. "It makes my heart happy," she says. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has two children and two cats. An internationally recognized painter, Taradoodles has grown to be a local favorite in Erie over the past years, and can be found anywhere from a child's birthday party, weddings, and company picnics to an Erie Otters game or a downtown festival. Along with the Otters, clients include Wellsville, WQLN, expERIEnce Children's Museum, The Geek Erie, Erie Insurance, Erie SeaWolves, and many more!
In the Pandemic of 2020 her business expanded from facepainting to offering no contact "Windoodles"as a way to continue her love of celebrating life. They are window paintings that bring joy to families and offer businesses a bright and cheerful way to draw attention to their storefront.
Her clients feel good about hiring her not only because of her talent but because of her philanthropic spirit. Tara spends her profits on purchasing toys for the Toys For Tots program. In 2019, she donated an amazing 12,379 toys to Erie's Toys For Tots. In 2020, despite the shutdown, she donated 13,591 toys!! She hopes to be able to continue to bring as many smiles as she can to her local area. The Taradoodles Facebook Page is often filled with resources for families that include useful alerts, sales, local events and more so find and follow along.
Taradoodles also provides a list of entertainers that she supports even if you choose not to use her services. She wants yours events and celebrations to be amazing. Contact her today.