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  • August30th

    The hot Summer month saw a diverse range of themes for our eventertainment company… Check out some of our event highlights below.

    On August 5th we sent 2 lovely Stilt Walkers to Noche en China Moon, a Fundraiser in Sonoma, CA for the organization La Luz. (we do their fundraisers every year and always a new theme… the organizer in the photo is Marcelo… who we love)

    And we also sent a Champagne Skirt Hostess and Dancer to a poolside soiree in Santa Clara thanks to Entire Productions. 

    Cirque dancer by Catalyst Arts

    On August 12th we once again sent a giant Rosie the Riviter to Richmond, CA for a city planned Rosie Ralley.

    Rosie the Riviter 50's Stilt Walker by Catalyst Arts Entertainment in California

    On August 17th, 2 of our lovely masquerade Champagne Skirt hostesses were sent out to an elegant party at SF City Hall- booked by Innovative Entertainment. 

    We had the chance to be part of a Make-A-Wish Event for Izzy at the Twitter HQ. It was an elemental themed Fashion show featuring Izzy in her own designs… and our elemental performers took the stage to keep guests amused between her walks while she changed. We had an Opera Singer for Earth, a Ballerina for Water, and a Samba dancer for Fire! 

    Elemental themed entertainers- make a wish event- dancers/costumes by Catalyst Arts

    On August 26th we sent 3 UV Black Light Face Painters to an exciting Bar Mitzvah in San Francisco… and made the kids positively glow! 

    & while were on the topic of UV BlackLight… check out our new VIDEO featuring some of the UV Dance Acts available with Catalyst Arts Eventertainment! 

     

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  • August1st

    Wow- another Action Packed month for Catalyst Arts Entertainment! 

    Our July was full of Mardi Gras!! We sent 6 dancers and 16 stilt walkers to Mardi Gras themed events! And Party Animals and Gold Contortionists & Champagne Dresses etc…

    Here is our Eventertainment Highlights:

    On July 4th we sent this Red, White, Blue & Fabulous Stilt Walker to the Corte Madera 4th of July Parade for the local rotary club. She took that parade to the next level! 

    4th of July Stilt Walker Molly J for Catalyst Arts Entertainment in California

    On July 11th we created a delightful custom eventertainment package for a VIP tech soiree at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco.
    We created 8 ‘bellhop’ type costumed characters to engage guests during their elevator ride and give them a chip for the speakeasy after party. 
    We also created 4 lovely flapper leaning Absinthe Fairies with charming carts who served a bubbly fairy concoction with champagne & absinthe.
    See the Whole Gallery Here

    Bellhop attendants - costumed character actors by Catalyst Arts San Francisco

    Flapper Absinthe green fairies by Catalyst Arts Eventertainment in San Francisco CA

    July 18th we sent 2 of our infamous Party Animals to the Africa themed reception portion of the Wanderlust themed fundraising Gala of ILEA NCC (International Live Events Association) and in addition to prowling around adding savannah like ambiance… they also starred in some fabulous photo studio pics. 
    A pic of our fearless founder/lady boss and these #partyanimals #wildlifeoftheparty

    catalyst arts party animals with Audette Sophia at ILEA NCC Gala 2017

    July 20th we were hired by Gary Farrel Winery in Healdsburg to add some excitement to an annual VIP Luncheon event they host. They hired a local marching band and we provided 5 festive Mardi Gras costumed dancing ladies to parade and fan and delight the guests. 

    Mardi Gras Showgirl dancers by Catalyst Arts Entertainment California

    July 22nd we sent 8 entertainers to 3 events!

    We sent 2 Stilt Walkers to the annual Hack Cancer White Party- this year at the lovely Clift Hotel in San Francisco

    We also brought a greeting Stilt Walker & customized Champagne Skirt Hostess to a lovely latin/butterfly themed Wedding at Gloria Ferrer Winery in Sonoma, CA

    latin butterfly drinks skirt- champagne skirt hostess by Catalyst Arts Entertainment California

    July 24th we were hired by Entire Productions to book & body paint 2 lovely lux Contortionists for an event at SF City Hall.
    They glittered as they did their acrobatics to the live electric violinist Shaina also from E.P. and made for quite the talking point/photo opp as guests settled in for the reception. 

    Gold Body painted Contortionists Teri & Dwoira- booked & styled by Catalyst Arts Eventertainment, San Francisco

    Lastly– we were asked back this year to California’s Great America for their annual ‘Taste of Orleans’ activation– and this year we are doing 4 stilt walkers for 4 dates… a stilt walker residency of sorts. 7/22 & 23 as well as 7/29 & 30th

    Mardi Gras Stilt Walkers by Catalyst Arts- at Taste of Orleans at Great America

    Mardi Gras Stilt Walkers by Catalyst Arts- at Taste of Orleans at Great America

    Mardi Gras Stilt Walkers by Catalyst Arts- at Taste of Orleans at Great America

     

    HAPPY SUMMER TO YOU!

  • June30th

    Its the start of summer and well, things are getting hotter and hotter at Catalyst Arts!
    We bring you the highlights of this month!

    Starting with June 3 at the Day at the Races for CM2… their Eventertainment Package included:

              A Glam Unicorn (glamacorn)

              Strolling Magician

              2 Tarot Readers (one stationary one roving with tray)

               Showgirl Stilt Walker


    Variety entertainment with Catalyst Arts- unicorn, tarot & contorionist

    We have lot’s of great pics- check the Full Gallery of Images HERE

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    On June 12th, Catalyst Arts  got the chance to be a part of the Mock Wedding Event at the beautiful historical University Club of San Francisco.

    The theme was ‘We left our Heart in San Francisco’ so we setup our Become the Art Cart with our  DIY Heart Photo Opp at the entrance/lobby.
    We also provided a gorgeous Champagne Skirt hostess who made quite the first impression as guests got off the elevator- to immediately be greeted by her and extended a glass of bubbly. photo by Sonya Yruel

    Catalyst Arts Drinks Dress Champagne skirt- photo by sonya yruel

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    Red Queen- queen of hearts stilt walker by www.catalystarts.comWe all know June is also Graduation season! On the June 16th, we got to be a part of an Alice In Wonderland themed Graduation Party and it was wonderful!
    Wonderland Elements we provided:

    • Tarot Card Reader (dressed as white rabbit) 
    • Caricature Artist 
    • Queen of the Heart’s Stilt Walker 
    • Henna Tattoos
      Alice in wonderland characters White Rabbit & Queen of Hearts by www.catalystarts.com

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    For June 22nd, Entire Productions booked us to bring some Flower Children & a Temp Tattoo station to a big tech companies Summer of Love/Pride Event.

    Summer of Love entertainment & interactive entertainers by www.catalystarts.com

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    And on June 24th we sent this gorgeous classically trained costumed Opera singer to a Masquerade Ball at the SF Mint.

    Costumed Opera Singer by Catalyst Arts entertainment in san fracisco

    Costumed opera singer by Catalyst Arts www.catalystarts.com

  • May30th

    What a Month!!

    May 2nd & 4th we did 2 fabulous festive SUMMER OF LOVE Themed Events and there is a BLOG Post dedicated to those.

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    On May 13th we created these gorgeous luxurious Golden Living Statue Dancer characters for a Gold Party at Clift Hotel organized by Donovan Friedman for Gold Rush Rally.
    Our own body painting Ladyboss, Audette Sophia painted and styled this golden God & Goddess to add a Midas touch to the event! 

    Gold living statue dancers by Audette Sophia & Catalyst Arts EntertainmentThen her and Nastassia spent hours slinging gold paint and glitter in a human decor station customized for the theme- Become Golden… making the guests feel special and sparkly. 

    Become Golden Face & Body Paint station by Catalyst Arts Entertainment in SF Bay Area
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    On May 18th we had 2 big Events… we brought the Catalyst Airship (our awesome 25 ft vintage Airstream Photo Studio) to a big fundraiser event for The Sierra Club at the Innovation Hangar in SF Thanks to Do Good Events.
    Unique Airstream photo studio- the Catalyst Arts Airship mobile trailer photo booth in action at Sierra Club fundraiser event in SF

    Pics from the Sierra Club Airship Photo Studio can be found HERE.

    And we also produced a customized Butterfly themed Eventertainment package for Dignity Health for the Humankindess Gala at San Francisco City Hall that featured many lovely winged greeters, dancers (including this lovely ballerina in a bubble), and stilt walkers. 

    Butterfly Ballerina in a Bubble by Catalyst Arts Entertainment in San Francisco

    Deluxe Drinks Stilt Champagne Skirt & Masquerade Stilt Butterfly by Catalyst Arts

    Image gallery from HumanKindness Gala is HERE

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    On May 20th we sent entertainers to 4 events in 3 cities!

    * A couple of our Party Animals were at a corporate event at the San Francisco Zoo thanks to Circosphere & Whim Agency.
    * A cirque themed contact juggler was at a prom in SF thanks to SF Proms.
    * We debuted our new Rainforest themed costumed character at an annual fundraiser event for Quarry Hill Botanical Garden in Napa/Wine Country.
    *And thanks to Bash Creative we got to help provide glow and fire dancers and 3 UV/Glow/Black Light Face Painters for a top secret awesome corporate event in Seattle!

    Here are a few pics

    Party Animals by Catalyst Arts Entertainment in SF

    Rainforest costumed hostess at Quarry Hill Botanical Garden- by Catalyst Arts Eventertainment in CaliforniaClick on her or here to go to our Nature Theme Photo Gallery

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    & on May 28th we sent 2 Golden Winged Fairy Stilt Walkers to a Prom in SF booked by SF Proms.

    Fairy garden elegant Stilt Walkers by Catalyst Arts Entertainment in San Francisco

     

  • May8th

    summer of love graphic
    This year is the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love and so of course the Events world is abuzz with events playing off of this theme.

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    Here are a couple recent parties that we provided entertainment for– customized to this theme.

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    Bash-Creative hired us to bring 4 Hippie Flower Child Stilt Walkers for a Parade at the ‘Share the Love Gala’ for Berkeley Art Museum on May 2nd.

    The parade had musicians and giant silk bird puppets and rainbow flags (from Giant puppets save the World) and featured our Giants- and it lead them from a cocktail reception in one building to the main event in another- acting as a festive and practical way to get guests from a to b.

    hippie flower child stilt walkers by Catalyst Arts for Share the Love Gala in Berkeley

    People loved posing with them and some very classic shots resulted! 

    hippie flower child stilt walkers by Catalyst Arts for Share the Love Gala in Berkeley

    On May 4th we were hired by Olive Events who planned a great invite-only events industry Showcase party at the newly renovated Hotel Zeppelin in San Francisco- to show what a perfect space it is for these sorts of soiree’s.
    We had 2 makeup artists and 3 body painted character model/go go dancers. The party also featured the Rambler restaurant’s food & drinks and The Dark Room Photo Studio, a DJ, and a Flower Crown making station.

    She asked us to create a ‘Cat Eye’ Makeup Station for sprucing up guests looks… and we did that and added some glitter and face paint to the menu so there was something for everyone from subtle to festive.Sixties themed Makeup artists at Cat eye station for Summer of Love Party- mua's by catalyst arts

    It has been our consistent experience that activities such as the Flower Crown making station and face paint and any ‘Human Décor’ as we like to call it- are always a good idea for theme parties because guests instantly feel more part of an event when they look the part… so it is fun to engage in as an activity but also leads to guests feeling more connected, and the photos that come out of the event also look that much better! 

    Face paint, fantasy makeup & beauty makeup station at Summer of Love themed event- by Catalyst Arts

    Our Flower Child Character Model Dancers were a huge hit because they greeted guests, they posed for pics with guests, they blew bubbles and frolicked and lightened the mood of the party, and they danced on the tabletops! (well they danced on the pool table on a cover that was put there for that purpose… but dancing on the pool table doesn’t have the same ring to it. 🙂 ) 

    Body painted flower child Summer of Love character model dancer styled by Audette Sophia- for www.catalystarts.com

    styling/body paint- Audette Sophia

    Catalyst Arts flower power girls at hotel zeppelin

    This giant peace sign is part of the decor at Hotel Zeppelin and of course made a great place to take photos.  

    Butterfly Hippie chick dancer by Catalyst Arts

    WHAT OUR CLIENT SAID:
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    “Everything was wonderful. Thank you so much!! I loved how much the Glam Cat Eye station brought to the event and the face painting addition, and the performers were exceptional. They brought so much beauty & vibrancy to the party and their costumes were spot on.”
    – Allison Fox, Olive Events


    If your throwing a party that could use some Flower Child characters or interactive stations or stilt walkers… Contact Us and we are happy to help.

    Here is the Gallery of the Pro Photographers Shots of the Event.