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  • September30th

    We recently updated our Entertainment Category Page. Here is an example banner for Cirque/Dance. Other Categories include Hospitality Entertainers, Stilt Walkers, Human Décor, Interactive Walkabout, & Photo Experiences. 

    Cirque and Dance performers by Catalyst Arts

    * Here are some of our Event Booking Highlights from September 2016*

    September 1st

    We sent 4 Tray Ladies & 4 Stilt Walkers to Walnut Creeks Broadway Plaza Grand Opening Event- 

    The ‘Party in the Plaza’ event had a festive Carnival theme with colors turquoise and orange- which was fun to create custom costuming for.

    * This as well as the following 3 events booked by Entire Productions

    Circus themed Stilt Walker blowing bubbles at Walnut Creek special event- by Catalyst ArtsTurquoise Circus Stilt Walkers by Catalyst Arts Entertainment in SF

    Sept. 2nd- Swimming Mermaids at a special event at Francis Ford Coppola winery

    Swimming Mermaids by Catalyst Arts Entertainment

    Sept. 10th- Champagne Skirt at an elegant Wine Country Wedding at Meadowwod Resort in St. Helena

    Elegant Champagne Skirt in silver & white for wine country wedding

    Sept. 15th- Living Statue at a business event at Legion of Honor Museum

    Living Statue- stone statue body painted dancer by Catalyst Arts

    Living Stone Statue
    body paint by Audette Sophia
    model- Onisha
    booked by Entire Productions

    Plus on the 15th we sent a Nautical themed Champagne Skirt to a Launch Event for Rick Herns Productions

    Nautical Belle Champagne Skirt by Catalyst Arts Entertainment

    Sept. 17th- American Cancer Society’s DISCOVERY GALA

    We brought two talented aerialists and a dessert skirt to this great Charity Gala– the aerialists gave the guests something lovely to look at as they arrived in the Grand Ballroom at the Fairmont Hotel.

    Aerialists at Discovery Gala by Catalyst Arts Entertainment

    Aerialist doing splits in the chandeliers for Catalyst Arts Entertainment at Gala in SF

    Starry nights Living Dessert Skirt by Catalyst Arts Entertainment

    Desserts on Us! Our Starry nights themed Living Dessert Table added some excitement to the post dinner portion of the evening. 
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    CATALYST ARTS IS IN LOS ANGELES!

    And finally our Executive Director went down to LA to better situate our Southern California ‘Lady Table’ Branch... setting up a Hollywood Storage Unit with costumes & props & dialing in models and managers. So we are ready for Southern California Business! 

  • September14th

    Our Party Animals made their debut for the Rainforest Action Network at the Starline Social Club where they made the crowd go WILD. These animals tower above your guests (on four-legged stilts), they can be “tamed” and elegant, or ridiculously and playfully interactive. You’d be surprised at what a zebra could get away with at a party!

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    Stilt Animals by Catalyst Arts EntertainmentEnthusiasticGreetersRanUnicornonDancefloor

    These signature characters were also the (wild)life of the party at the San Francisco and Oakland Zoo! We can incorporate your custom theme or request through our realistic or fantastical body paint animals! Below a corporate party at SF City Hall we body painted these characters for great photo opps for the guests and the dancers for their Broadway inspired show. 

    WildCats_bodypaintPhotoOpp

    -This Summer our Tiger and Zebra strolled around bringing wonder to Jack’s Night Market in Oakland for all 3 of it’s dates. Blogger Sally mentioned on her blog Little Hiccups,”Kids will love the carnival entertainers that stroll around the markets. The stilt walking zebra and tiger were a huge hit with all the kids…”

    GOOD CAUSE- The Party Animals are part of our giving back initiatives…so every party animal booking results in a donation to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Mercy For Animals.

    Practical Considerations: Stilt Party Animals require a designated ground supporter, which can provided by Catalyst Arts for a small fee or assigned from your staff or volunteers. For large crowded events or events with copious amounts of alcohol, we include a “zookeeper” to protect the animals and also serve as a photographer.

    Pricing:  Bookings for ground animals start at $350; stilt animals start at $500. Please see our price sheet for more information.

  • August31st

    Wow, another bright colorful month full of body painted creatures and ballerinas and mermaids and more!

    See below some of Catalyst Arts Highlighted Events from August 2016.

    August 6th – NOCHE DE LUZ- LIGHT/GLOW THEMED FUNDRAISER IN SONOMA
    Body paint by Audette Sophia– some photo credit to Robbi Pengelly- Click Here to see All Pics

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    HoopDancers_mypicClient Testimonial-“The Catalyst Arts group has entertained my events year after year and ever time they mesmerize the guests with their innovative performances. They are the most professional group I’ve ever worked with and I always I know that the evening will be successful because of their professionalism. “ Marcello Defreitas

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    August 11th – FLAPPERS DAHLING!
    We sent a couple of our dazzling 20’s dames to greet and mingle with guests at a company event at a historic mansion in San Jose… booked by Entire Productions. 

    Catalyst Arts Flappers with feather Fans

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    August 20th – ARABIAN NIGHTS PRIVATE PARTY IN SONOMA –
    3 of our talented dancers did 2 poolside dance shows at this swanky private poolside party up in the hills above Sonoma– a belly dance show and a fire dance show. This is the 4th time in a row this client has had us spice up this legendary party!
    More Pics Here

    Beautiful Arabian Nights Fire dancers by Catalyst Arts California entertainment company

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    August 26th – NAUTICAL THEMED COMPANY PARTY ENTERTAINMENT PACKAGE in SF
    Our Vintage Sailor leaning tray ladies greeted guests with sailor hats and treasure maps, our pirates wandered and sang and messed with guests, our nautical stilt walkers and mermaid blew bubbles and made great photo opps. All together it was a very fun package! 

    Nautical Entertainment Package by Catalyst Arts in San Francisco, California

    Client Testimonial“We have thoroughly enjoyed your partnership and always know your performers bring fantastical and whimsical elements to our events. This was no different for the nautical characters of summer picnic. They did a great job engaging as their characters and roaming the party.”  – M.S. (from company who chooses to remain anonymous)
    See all pics from Nautical package- http://catalystarts.com/recent-events/

    Pirate interactive strolling entertainment by Catalyst Arts San Francisco
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    August 27th – LUXURIOUS PRIVATE B-DAY SOIREE in PENTHOUSE 

    This was a very unique exclusive birthday event at the Fairmont hotel penthouse- and Entire Productions brought us in to provide a Champagne Skirt, a Steampunk themed character model greeter, 4 human decor artists, and 2 ballerina birds with a giant gold cage!
    These gorgeous elegant birds are now added to our Birds of Paradise collection. 

    2 colorful birds of paradise with gold cage + ballerinas + unique entertainment san francisco

    steampunk masquerade greeter- signature character model by Catalyst Arts Entertainment Gold Champagne skirt with elegant model at Fairmont hotel penthouse private partybody painted turquoise dancing bird peacock ballerina + bird of paradise dancer by Catalyst Arts Entertainment

  • August1st

    Some July Highlights!
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    Executive Director/Owner, Audette Sophia participated in the World Body Painting Festival in Austria for the 1st week of July- taking 4 days of Intensive Bodypaint Workshops in the WB Academy to learn new techniques. This program is unlike anything available at any makeup school in the World.
    She studied Fashion Bodypainting, Geiger Style Airbrush, 3D Blacklight Body Paint, & Composition Bodypainting.

    WB Academy body paint education posterDuring the festival itself people can wander around and watch as hundreds of the top bodypainters from all around the world bring their ideas to life on human canvases.

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    She was also at the WBF in 2013… now with 2 of these inspirational overload weeks and over 8 years of professional people paint experience- we are excited to see more body painting in our Catalyst Arts eventertainment package.  Visit her personal art website for more info on her Body Art Services: http://www.audettesophia.com/

    body painted special fx at WBF 2016The Whole Gallery of 215 Images from the Festival is up on the Become the Art Facebook Page-

    The direct link is HERE
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    On July 16th, we sent a red and gold Casino Real-themed Champagne Skirt to celebrate a 50th birthday at the Westin St. Francis. She greeted guests with glasses of bubbly as they entered the Coat Check, and later on in the evening as dessert was served.

    Casino Real Showgirl Champagne Skirt by Catalyst Arts**************************************************************************************

    Our fabulous Living Table and Champagne Skirt models helped to celebrate a Silver Showgirl-themed 50th birthday in Rancho Cordova on July 23rd. They cruised around the event floor offering guests refreshments and a stellar photo opp.

    white silver Showgirl Living Table from Catalyst Arts EntertainmentVegas Showgirl Champagne Skirt at party interact with guest + Catalyst Arts Entertainment*********************************************************************************

    On July 23rd we sent a Henna Artist & Living Tarot Lady Table to a private birthday party in Southern California. Guests were delighted to have henna adornments and get insightful readings from our lovely oracle. Click Here To see more of our Southern California Lady Table branch. 

    Lady Table Living Table Tarot reader - Los Angeles southern california catalyst arts

    Los Angeles henna artist with Catalyst Arts Entertainment*********************************************************************************

    We were hired by California’s Great America for their ‘Taste of Orleans’  event series on July 22nd, 23rd, 30th and 31st!
    We sent 3 festive Mardi Gras costumed entertainers, including 2 stilt walkers.
    They danced, distributed masks & beads, blew bubbles, gave high fives to the little ones and posed for 10,001 pictures. Official article here
    * Check our More of our MASQUERADE ENTERTAINMENT Here

    Catalyst Arts Mardi Gras stilt walker and dancer at California's Great America Taste of Orleans

     

     

    Catalyst Arts Mardi Gras stilt walker and dancer at California's Great America Taste of Orleans*********************************************************************************

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  • 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

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    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

     

     

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    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

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