Michael grew up in New York and attended The Fashion Institute of Technology. There he received a degree in Fashion Design and Fashion Illustration. After a few years of working on Seventh Avenue, he began to focus on Interior Design. " I have been an Artist most of my life and in designing interior spaces I was able to use more of my background in Art, Architecture and Fashion". In 1995 Michael and his wife, Alison moved to Columbus. He started his Interior Design business, Celentano + Associates llc., and continues to design on a limited basis. In 2002 Michael and Alison started Cookie Cutters Haircuts for kids. They currently have 5 Central Ohio locations.
"While on a visit to see my sister who lives on Long Island, she told me about a new business that she was involved in, Social Art, I went to one of her painting parties and had a great time.” The Parties were held at different locations, (Restaurants, hotels etc.) throughout the month.
When he returned home to Ohio, he did some research and realized that this concept would be a great fit for Columbus. With my art experience and a data base of thousands of Moms from Cookie Cutters the wheels began moving. Rather than having the events in different places he wanted to find a private studio; someplace to hold summer camps, birthday painting parties and workshops for the kids as well as a great atmosphere for adult parties. Olde Worthington provided the perfect spot. The community is very art oriented and cultural. The space has a wall of windows, vaulted ceilings and an amazing courtyard.
We look forward to cultivating art in the lives of children and providing a fun night out for adults.
My child participated in the beach week camp this week. Amazing! She loved it. It was just a blast for her. Tammy was the teacher and just did an outstanding job teaching the kids to about art and having a great time along the way. The art show on Friday was too sweet. I can't believe all that you did this week! What fun! We will be back for sure! Thank you! -Lesley Strick Cross.
Comments: Hello! I attended my first class last night and I have to say I love your studio! I've done two other painting classes (always in a restaurant or bar) and I have to say I so prefer your studio. The lighting is great and the atmosphere is fun!! The time flew by (it didn't in the other two classes I attended). The gals walking around taking care of us was so nice too (more paper plates, paint, water, etc.) I will definitely be coming back!! Thanks for a wonderful evening!
the pARTy studio
679-B High St. Worthington, OH 43085