Catalyst Arts Blog
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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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  • 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.

  • May1st

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    On April 1st we sent 6 Pro Airbrush Artists to the Ritz Carleton in Half Moon Bay for a Corporate Masquerade Ball for a big Tech Company. 

    Airbrush Artists & setup for corporate event by Catalyst Arts

    We made some custom Display Boards to give an idea of options, and this included masks, cheek/eye designs, as well as some jewelry & tattoos.
    Our station was popular all night long as we added exciting accents to faces and bodies. 

    Airbrush Makeup Artists at corporate event- by Catalyst Arts Entertainment in San Francisco

    It proved once again that Face & Body Paint is popular with all kinds of people, events, and ages of people… especially airbrush! 

    Airbrush Makeup Artists at corporate event- by Catalyst Arts Entertainment in San Francisco

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    On April 29th we had 2 very special events!

    We sent a new customized Champagne Skirt Hostess and costumed manager to the Art in Bloom Fundraising Gala for The Monterey Museum of Modern Art. 
    It was an elegant affair at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club and the guests were delighted to see the floral beauty and her offering of bubbly. 

    Art in Bloom Gala Entertainers + champagne skirt by Catalyst Arts California

    Light Floral Champagne Skirt Hostess by Catalyst Arts Eventertainment in California- www.catalystarts.com

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    And we also sent an event photographer plus our 25 ft Vintage deluxe Airstream Photo Studio… the Catalyst Airship to Danville for the Athenian Schools ‘Dancing through the Ages’ themed fundraiser event. 

    inside Airstream photo studio by Catalyst Arts- Catalyst Airship airstream photo booth

    For 4 hours party guests stepped into the airstream to get props and have their photos taken by our pro photographer and with the help of a friendly costumed hostess/attendant. 

    Fun times in Airstream Photo Booth + photo studios & photo experiences by Catalyst Arts California

  • March31st

    Some of the Highlights from a very interesting eclectic March.

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    Early in the month we sent this elegant Champagne Skirt lady to a Wine Country Wedding on March 4th. 

    Elegant Pearl Champagne Skirt at wine country wedding- by www.catalystarts.com

    ****************************************************************************************Then on March 9th we were hired by Mktg event planners to bring some excitement to a very global after party for a conference. Our Living vine 4 legged Stilt Creature and Golden Champagne Skirt were both great hits! 

    Living Vine Stilt Walker from Catalyst Arts
    Champagne Skirt elegant champagne dress hostess at San Francisco party- by www.catalystarts.com

    ****************************************************************************************On March 21st we added some of our offerings to an amazing Spring showcase put on by our favorite agency client- Entire Productions. The theme was 60’s Palm Springs… and we debuted our brand new Grand Serving Tower as a greeting element… with a vintage air hostess type costume- our model served champagne & sparkling water off 3 tiers of the 8+ ft tall tower.

    Grand Serving Champagne Tower by www.catalystarts.comLater in the night our Mod Squad Fun Squad came out to liven up the dancefloor… featuring our silly tropical stilt walker and 2 psychedelic 60’s dancers… they had beach balls and bubbles and palm fans to fan guests with. Such fun! 60's Mod Dancers by Catalyst Arts

    silly tropical pool party Stilt Walker by www.catalystarts.com

    ****************************************************************************************Then on March 25th we were once again tagged to be part of the very grand affair that CSI throws at City Hall in San Francisco for their staff & friends.
    For this years ‘Back to the Future’ theme we created 4 futuristic bodysuits for dancers & our 2 contortionists to wear in the show… we also did fantasy makeup on some performers and 2 complete Body Paintings for some Alien ladies who greeted and posed with guests.
    (Body Painters Audette Sophia & Maria Luna. Headdresses/many costumes- Lori Lee, director- Jeff Nuss) 

    body painted Aliens and futuristic performers- photo opp at corporate event- Catalyst Arts Entertainment


    Space Geisha contortionist duo by www.catalystarts.com