Catalyst Arts Blog
  • Collaboration/Co:Laboratory
  • June30th

    Catalyst Arts had the pleasure of producing the Beauty & Body Art Bar, an Interactive Zone in the VIP area for the 20th anniversary of the Electric Daisy Carnival  June 17th-19th in Las Vegas!Airstream Body art Zone at EDC VegasInside the Kinetich Fields we had an amazing location, alongside a champagne and coconut water vendor and an oxygen bar. The free to the public Body Art Services provided by our team was one of the biggest highlights of the whole VIP Experience!

    Audette Sophia face painter body painter in airstream Catalyst Airship at Electric Daisy Carnival Vegas

    Full Gallery on our Facebook Page

    Lucky VIP guests had the luxury of relaxing in  Catalyst Art’s 25 foot Airstream trailer known as the Catalyst Airship or in the tented area where they enjoyed full-service hair, fantasy makeup & bodypaint by our fabulous professional human décor artists. (see who below) 

    Become the Art Human Decor Team by Catalyst Arts at EDC Vegas

    EDC VIP Face Painter for Catalyst Arts EntertainmentOceana face paint girl at EDC Vegas in Body Art Zonecolorful festival face paint by Audette Sophia at EDC Vegas for Catalyst Arts

    Catalyst Arts also unveiled an experimental new interactive game: Catalyst Cards, a unique social playing card game that encouraged guests to engage with each other while lounging in the Beauty Bar.

    Catalyst Cards social playing card game

    ********************************************************************************June 16th

    Our fabulous rainbow-themed Champagne Skirt and face painters helped employees celebrate Pride at a large tech companies SF offices.
    It was very fun to create this outrageous colorful new look for the champagne skirt.

    Rainbow Pride Champagne Skirt Model server by Catalyst Arts Entertainment*********************************************************************************

    And still on a Pride Note… On June 23rd, we had the pleasure of being a part of a Fundraiser for the Trevor Project held at Twitter’s Headquarters in SF.
    We provided 2 futuristic-themed Stilt Walkers to liven up the ‘orange carpet’ as well as one elegant Champagne Skirt model who greeted guests at the elevators with glasses of bubbly and fresh fruit.

    Futuristic Fantastic Stilt Walkers by Catalyst Arts Entertainment for Twitter San Francisco Event



    We sent a Gatsby-themed Champagne Skirt to a wine bar in Palo Alto on June 29th to help celebrate their 1st anniversary. (
    thanks to Rick Herns Productions)
    She made quick the photo opp as she handed glasses of champagne to guests entering the bar and enticed passersby to enter the bar as well.

    Gatsby 20's Champagne Skirt hostess by Catalyst Arts














  • June1st

    Memorial day weekend we debuted a new Interactive Zone Production offering at a large music festival in California called Lightning in A Bottle.

    The Oasis was a refreshment lounge with free hospitality and some arts & games activities.
    It can easily adapt itself into a VIP Lounge or add more water functions and become a zone for  guests to get refreshed at hot Summer events.

    oasis lounge zone at festival


    Oasis Zone Features

    Inside our tent was also an ARTS CO:LAB corner with various creative activities like making Awards, Playing Cards, and the Co-Creation Roundtable exercise- resulting in synergy art pieces we hung around the tent.

    Arts Co:Lab & group art


    And as if that wasn’t enough– we had the TRANSFORMATION STATION– Face Paint & Body Art Booth where we transformed people into fanciful magical versions of themselves.
    Our Pro people paint team included Kelsea E, Audette Sophia, Bri Tree, & Naomi Aeva.

    Paint at Transformation Station by Become the Art


    To see more Images from this colorful weekend- check out this Photo Gallery & this photo Gallery-

    and more on zone production here-

  • December19th

    “If you can accomplish your dream all alone, your dream is too small.” – Unknown

    I have got something up my lab sleeve. A project that features two of my favorite things– creativity and collaboration.

    I have a very strong conviction that Synergy & Collaboration are major keys to success for individuals and especially for communities and the human species as a whole. Everything becomes possible when we work together.

    So we are cooking something up in the Catalyst Arts Laboratory… recipes and prompts and games and structured invitations to get people connecting and creating… in an Interactive Arts Co:Laboratory area we are producing at a large New Years Eve party in SF– Sea of Dreams.

    The last couple years I have pulled myself in away from the super social party party scene to focus on my various creative and entrepreneurial projects. When I do go out, I often feel some crucial ingredients lacking in the default party template equation… participatory engagement and depth of sharing and breaking out of the solo dancing and familiar friend clusters and actually seeing who is at the party and what they bring to the table in the big scheme of things… and though some networking and alliance building does happen, I always find myself wanting to encourage it and make it more efficient and accelerated. For a few months I hosted Synergy Laboratories in Oakland where artists got together to create and explore co-creation.

    Sea of Dreams has given me the chance to test my theories and a produce a playground to invite synergy into. Because this is a part of the event producers intention for the party- (and I quote)
    We have always viewed the nature of partying as something highly individual and highly interactive. We extend that to weave all kinds of analog and digital directions, environmental and visual artforms into one long night’s DIY journey of potent possibilities.”

    So Erin Fairy will help to create the blacklight lounge and a silly mini puppet show stage, Brodie and Dusty of Liquid Vault will be our interactive VJ’s, Hunter Boucher will capture the whole thing in photographic snapshots, and others are stepping forward to paint faces, create honeycombs to colaboratively paint, and to be technicians & facilitators.

    If you are interested in contributing to this event, or to the conversation– please reach out and add your artistry to the collage.

    QUOTES on Synergy & Collaboration & Such

    “Coming together is a beginning.
    Keeping together is progress.
    Working together is success.”

    Henry Ford

    “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” – Ryunosuke Satoro

    “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

    “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upond the shoulders of giants.”

    – Isaac Newton

    “It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” – Charles Darwin