Catalyst Arts Blog
  • April16th

    This Year of the Horse is off to quite the gallop with Catalyst Arts producing 3 large Eventertainment Packages in March!


    A local Montessori school threw a 20’s themed soiree at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland on March 8th.
    Catalyst Arts was brought in to provide some flapper showgirls to greet guests with a glass of bubbly and to add some pizaaz to the auction, a fabulous Become the Art Photo Studio, and some swing dancers to get the dance portion of the night swinging!
    Gatsby Entertainment Catalyst Arts


    This Sea themed event was held at the Aquarium at California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
    Catalyst Arts had a Mermaid Tray lady greeting guests and distributing glow sticks, 2 aquatic Airbrush artists doing sea themed tattoos & face paint, a Contortionist, and a UV Black light Seahorse cart with roller skating jellyfish dancers! Click Here to to see all the Images!
    Catalyst Arts performs for Google Aquatic package


    We produced an incredibly customized entertainment package for this event on Treasure Island with custom costumes and characters and our package included: Contortionist Twins, Aerialist, Shadow Dancers, 4 Antoinette characters, Black Light Antoinette dancers, and a Light up Stilt Walker.
    Image Gallery here

    Corporate Entertainment Package by Catalyst Arts


  • October23rd

    The San Francisco Opera Ball Opening Gala was at SF City Hall On September 6th, 2013.

    Celebrity event planner Colin Cowie hired D & D Productions and Catalyst Arts to help him realize his vision for the theme ‘Garden of Good & Evil’.

    Catalyst Arts customized eventertainment package for the event included:
    2 golden masked stilt walking butterflies, 1 giant viney 4 legged stilt creature, a green lady bird living centerpiece, 3 body painted living statues that came to life to perform,  and a fire dance performance.

    See our GALLERY of Images from the Event-

    See the VIDEO Below

    Direct Video Link-

    This large package was a great challenge and the high profile event was very exciting for Catalyst Arts to be a part of. 

    As a result, we now more officially offer Living Statues and body painted dancers and contortionists to our ever expanding eventertainment menu!

  • July31st

    Circus Stilt Walkers at ISES Gala in SF

    On July 10th, Catalyst Arts joined dozens of performers and caterers for the annual ISES Gala at SF Old Mint. For those who don’t know – ISES is the International Special Event Society, which is the association for special event professionals, so of course, we were excited, not only to show off our beautiful circus-themed stilt walkers and serving skirts, but also to debut a special new Signature offering: our unique Become the Art cart!

    Catalyst Arts Signature Become the Art Cart

    Become the Art Cart is an interactive mobile photo opportunity suitable for any event. That night, the cart was particularly popular amongst the ISES crowd, because unlike most stationary photo booths, this one wheeled right up to people. Sporting a nice golden frame and a attended by a pro photographer (in this case Gustavo Fernandez) and a friendly costumed attendant.  The Become the Art Cart allowed guests to choose from a variety of custom-made props- from the ever-so popular mustaches on sticks to the cute circus hats and boas. After a click and flash, the playful experience becomes a very unique photo gallery to bring back memories well after the event is over.

    become the art cart mobile photo opp

    For the second half of the event, we collaborated with The Other Woman, an event catering and planning service. Their delicious treats settled nicely on our Sweet Cakes Serving Skirt. At first people weren’t sure if the desserts were for display only – but after a little encouragement, anyone who had a sweet tooth eagerly snatched a snack to taste.

    Dessert Skirt by Catalyst Arts

    All in all, this event was a huge success and milestone for Catalyst Arts. We were able to get our name out there with event planners, made friends with talented performers, and debuted our brand new Become the Art cart, which was so enthusiastically received. Now we can’t wait to get the cart to it’s next special booking — maybe somewhere near you?

    To see the full gallery- go to

  • February24th

    Audette Sophia of Catalyst Arts teamed up with photographer SaraBek to bring the Signature ‘Big heArt Frame’ to the 1st annual Eternity Ball at Fort Mason, SF.

    We had fun capturing  great shots of the guests in the Love frame on Valentines Day- see Gallery here

    And so did a photographer from the San Francisco Chronicle. (who unfortunately did not attribute us credit)

    Catalyst Arts heart frame in SF Chronicle

    And in March, Audette will be toting the heArt onto an airplane and heading to Las Vegas for The Face and Body Paint Convention. One night she will be framing the face painters and their creations.

    Las Vegas Face Paint convention

  • October18th

    Stilt Walkers in Sonoma News Clip

    Noche en Copacabana August fundraiser event for La Luz. 3 Signature Stilt Characters of Catalyst Arts Entertainment in Carmen Miranda and Bird of Paradise costumes.

    Below Photo Credit to William Murray

    Catalyst Arts Stilt Walkers photo William Murray

    Carmen Miranda Flora Stilt Walker at Copacabana Nights


    READ full news clip Here

    SEE Full Image GALLERY

    La Luz Web Site