CREATEa is an arts company originally launched in August 2009 as the face painting business Create-A-Face.
Offering an array of services for your events such as Face & Body Painting, Glitter Tattoos, Balloon Twisting and Balloon Centerpieces, we decided to up our game with the addition of Henna, Custom Cakes & Other Baked Goods, Indoor/Outdoor Balloon Arches & Columns, Balloon Decor, Special Effects Makeup and Commissioned Art Services & Sales.
In 2014, after 5 successful years, we proudly relaunched as CREATEa to reflect that we are now a virtual one stop shop for your special occasions. What that means for you is that we can help your budget go further with the discounts we offer when you bundle our services.
From the moment you contact CREATEa, you will see what sets us apart as a business. Our goal is to ensure that you are happy with our services, from your initial planning up until your special event is complete.
Why choose CREATEa?
We are fully insured
Our Artists are professionally trained and attend trade seminars annually
We collaborate with the other top artists in your area to accomodate the need for extra staff
CREATEa is committed to the quality and safety of our services. All CREATEa artists and contract collaborators utilize top industry-rated products which are professional, theatrical cosmetic-grade and FDA-compliant.
Our rates are very competitive (We charge flat rates, no extras for travel) PLUS you'll find your budget goes further when you book more than one service with us.
We provide our own set up (tables, table covers, chairs and tent) at no extra charge
We have an attractive and secure shelter set up to accommodate your outdoor venues
Professional, happy staff who love what they do
Who is CREATEa?
Cheryl Guerino is an artist currently living in Lowell, Massachusetts.
She founded CREATEa ARTS (formerly Create-A-Face) in 2009 as a means to supplement the family income. She always had a passion for art and after considering many 2nd job options, decided that a face painting business would allow her to earn extra money with a flexible schedule resulting in less impact on time spent with her children.
In April 2014, Cheryl returned to the canvas after a near 20 year break from fine art, with her work being displayed at UnchARTed Gallery as well the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum and is currently commissioned both internationally and at home in the States.
Pictured above from left to right:
Stevenson Roberts, CREATEa's founder Cheryl Guerino and Ty Taylor of Vintage Trouble pose at a show in Chicago with the portrait Stevenson's wife Sherri commissioned of the two lifelong friends.
CREATEa Lead Balloon Artist
CREATEa's lead Balloon Artist John Verduga showing that interaction can bring as much joy as a fantastic balloon design.
John Verduga is an artist currently living in Lowell, Massachusetts.
John is CREATEa's Lead Balloon Artist and has been with the company since its initial launch in 2009. John began with CREATEa as a face painter but quickly became a balloonist extraordanaire once the service was added in 2010. He attends regular training each year to keep up to date with the best practices and techniques.
John's good nature and artistic talent shine through whenever he is at work which has quickly made him a sought after entertainer. John is a sculptor as well and has work for sale via CREATEa.
CREATEa Balloon Artist
John Verduga, Cory Tremblett and Jeffrey Lipsky showing CREATEa's team is more family than coworkers.
Cory Tremblett is an artist currently living in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Cory is one of CREATEa's Balloon Artists and has been with the company on and off since 2010. Cory began with CREATEa as a face painter but transitioned to balloon art in 2016 as demand increased.
Cory's patience, smile and amazing work ethic are what make him a highly prized member of CREATEa's team!
CREATEa Glitter Artist
Erica as "Undyne" for 2016's Boston ComicCon
Erica Verduga is a student, gamer and artist currently living in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Erica Verduga is CREATEa's youngest team member offering Glitter Tattoos with a smile. Her amazing way with people (especially children) is what makes her so valuable as a team member. Even while working under the pressure of long festival lines, Erica knows how to give each customer that special treatment which makes them feel special.
CREATEa Visiting Artist
Carolyn Woods painting for the California Body Worlds exhibit.
Carolyn Woods is an artist currently living in San Diego, California.
Carolyn is an International Award Winning Face & Body Artist who collaborates with CREATEa when visiting the Boston area several times a year.
Carolyn's Face Painting experience began as a result of her work with deaf children. She volunteered to face paint for a fundraiser as she is fluent in ASL and her passion for the art blossomed from there.
When she's in town, Carolyn is available for booking via CREATEa which is posted on the home page as a special announcement.
To book Carolyn for the San Diego or Key West areas, please visit her website.
CREATEa Featured Artist
Jeffrey Lipsky, Live-Art at Gallery 119
Jeffrey Lipsky is a visual artist living in Lowell Massachusetts who creates abstract narrative artworks about the people, places and events around his life.
He has been featured in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Improper Bostonian, Artnet and many other online publications. Lipsky's artwork is collected throughout the US and Europe by both individuals and corporations.
He also specializes in Live-Art, in which he documents events, people and music with his paints & pastels in front of a live audience.
Lipsky is currently working on illustrating a children's book as well as accepting commissioned work through his involvement with CREATEa
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