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  • November30th

    Hello!

    Here are a few of the Fabulous Events we got up to in November 2016!

    November 15th-
    We were an official Entertainment sponsor providing an elegant vintage antoinette illuminated Champagne Skirt to this lovely NACE Gala ( North American Caterers Association)

    Antoinette elegant champagne skirt model hostess in san francisco by Catalyst Arts

    Olivia Smartt Photography

    Vintage San Francisco Antoinette themed Champagne Skirt by Catalyst Arts Entertainmment Photo by Jim Vetter

    Vintage San Francisco Antoinette themed Champagne Skirt by Catalyst Arts Entertainment
    Photo by Jim Vetter Photography

    Here is the Lovely NACE Recap Blog Post– shows all the great sponsors and lovely event pics.

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    7 Catalyst Arts Entertainers at Cirque du Soleils Luzia Premier in San Francisco!

    We were very honored to be hired by Cirque du Soleil & White Rain Productions to help animate the US Premier of Luzia in San Francisco. We had 7 entertainers for opening night. 

    These 2 Colorful Latin Luzia inspired Costumed Stilt Walkers greeted guests and passed out paper flowers before the show. 

    Luzia latin cirque inspired stilt walkers by Catalyst Arts Entertainment in San Francisco

    Our Day of the Dead Maestro played music and handed out flowers also.
    Costume- Suliman Nawid, Makeup- Audette Sophia Photographer- Peter Philips
    Day of the Dead Maestro accordion player interactive walkabout by Catalyst Arts Entertainment For the After-party we provided a Glow Hooper, an Acrobatic dancer, and 2 LED Stilt Walkers… who helped guide guests to the party at At&t park.
    Full gallery will be up soon on Recent Events Gallery

    LED Stilt Walkers stilt dancers by Catalyst Arts Entertainment at Luzia SF

    Circus performer Spiral at Luzia premier after party- costume/booking- Catalyst Arts

    Circus performer Spiral at Luzia premier after party- costume/booking- Catalyst Arts

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    Nov. 18th-
    We provided 2 Interactive costumed characters to bring animation to their VIP area at Luzia

    Silk fan & silk butterfly wings character models at Luzia VIP by Catalyst Arts Silk fan & silk butterfly wings character models at Luzia VIP by Catalyst Arts
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    Nov. 18th 

    We provided 2 Stilt Walkers at a Champagne themed Stem Cell Fundraiser in SF

    Cream gold elegant Stilt Walkers by Catalyst Arts Entertainment creamgoldstilts_withballoons

  • November1st

    As is usual in the Events industry October was an action-packed month!

    Here are some of Catalyst Arts Event Highlights!

    Era models 60's & 80's & construction models by Catalyst Arts flapperruntrivia

     

    On October 8th we did a very customized entertainment package for Bigge Crane 100 year Anniversary celebration at Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, California. This package was to bring animation to the key eras in their 100 years as well as the industrial revolution they are a part of and it included Era Character Models from the 20’s, 40’s, 60’s & 80’s… construction models serving signature drinks, a Rosie the Riviter & our Strolling Tarot Tray Lady.

    era character models by Catalyst Arts 20's, 40'srosie the riviter model by catalyst arts san francisco

     

    On October 13th we had a blast bringing 4 of our Stilt Walkers to Rainforest Action Network’s fundraiser gala soiree at Metreon SF. This is a cause close to our hearts… so we sent out Tiger Stilt animal and debuted our upgraded Butterfly as well as our updated LED Stilt dancers!

    fabulous stilt walkers by Catalyst Arts San Franciisco

    all 4 of our stilt walkers-

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    Our Tiger Party Animal Photo bombing in the photo studio

    LED Stilt walker Sf by Catalyst Arts

    LED Stilt walker tickling a guest on the dancefloor 🙂

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    We got to send a few Mad Science characters to the Exploratorium this month thanks to our big sister agency client Entire Productions– both our Mad Science Beaker Skirt (10/15) and our Walkabout Tray Scientist characters (10/25)

    Mad Science tray characters + glow sticks at SF Exploratorium for Entire ProductionsMad Science Champagne Skirt model at Exploratorium in SF
    The end of October is a Face paint marathon and we had most of our Face Paint team busy at about a dozen events from small to huge.

     

    And finally at the end of the month we got tagged by Scott Levkoff of Mystic Midway to bring a few elements to add to his huge production at a psychedelic 60’s Wonderland themed event at the SF Battery headlined by Jefferson Starship.
    Audette Sophia added her face & body paint magic to both the performers & guests, and our 2 Pink Flower stilt characters came out extra groovy and colorful for the night.
    Here are a few pics including a ridiculous elevator shot. 🙂  

    tarot reader and stilt walker in the elevator

    mystic midway ladies body painted by Audette- at Battery SF party

    Mystic Midway ladies body painted by Audette Sophia- at Battery Acid Halloween party at Battery SF

    stilt walker & yellow submarine man at Battery Acid party creative director Scott of Mystic Midway

    Submarine man at Battery Acid party creative director Scott of Mystic Midway

  • 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!

    StiltAnimals_zoo

    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

    Modelswithguests_laluz

    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