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  • June15th

    Jacks Night market   Are you planning to hang out with friends or spend time with family next Friday evening in Oakland? Come to enjoy our free photo booth in this unique mobile studio.

    Airship Studio is a 1978 vintage airstream and the only mobile studio/venue of its kind, which was transformed into a deluxe makeup & photo studio and equipped with luxurious amenities. It is perfect for intimate party, private photo shoot, or just a sparkling add-on for any special events.

    The Catalyst Airship will open its door to the public on June 19th from 6 pm to 10 pm at Jack London Square. Everyone is welcomed to check it out and enjoy a free photo session with us inside. We have various backdrops and photo props ready for you to choose from.
    If you’d like to get even fancier- Professional fantasy makeup artist Audette Sophia will be on site to do (sliding scale) Mini Makeovers!

    Moreover, if you post a picture of yourself on Instagram with/in the Airship and include #AirshipStudio, #CatalystAirship, you will be entered into a drawing for a Deluxe Fantasy Makeover/Photo Shoot Package! (Like Catalyst.Arts too!)

    If you cannot make it next Friday, don’t worry; we will be there again on July 17th.
    See you at Jack’s Night Market!


  • June10th

    Recently the newly finished Catalyst Airship got to be utilized for one of the purposes it was designed for… for brides to get ready for their wedding!

    Lovely Monica picked a small funky venue for her wedding– and the venue didn’t have any private rooms available… so she had her hair makeup dress ritual all done inside our 25 ft airstream.

    Wedding party get ready in Catalyst Airshp + airstream rental for wedding
























    Our Unique Signature LOVE DOVE is a great way to add delight to your reception as well as capture the well wishes & blessings of your guests… on laser cut white feathers that become a precious keepsake after the big day.

    Love Dove wedding entertainment interactive character by Catalyst ArtsAnd Lastly– our Champagne Skirts are an enchanting & efficient way to distribute bubbly and other libations to your guests at your reception!
    We have a skirt that holds 50 glasses & one that holds 90!
    Living Tables are another way to have both food & drinks & even gift bags given out.

    Champagne skirt at winery wedding by Catalyst Arts

    Champagne skirt at winery wedding by Catalyst Arts


  • February1st

    Before After airstream transformation into airship



    In late Summer of 2013- Catalyst Arts owner, Audette Sophia bought a 1978 vintage Airstream trailer off of Craigslist with a dream of transforming it into her dream studio as well as a unique addition to Catalyst Arts production and entertainment menu.

    Many design sketches, setbacks, progress and work went into the next year while the Airstream was slowly transformed into the Airship.


    The Airstream dream team-- Catalyst AirshipCheck out some of Lucas’s work

    And Alex’s fabrication works.

    We are thrilled with the final product and happy to announce its availability for Makovers & creative photo shoots– which can be seen on Audette’s human décor site- and also as a Photo Studio, Mobile Makeup Studio, Green Room, or VIP Lounge for Special Events.


    • 3 photo areas providing 5 background options
      • white/green screen/black & gold sequins
      • 10×10 white vinyl backdrop on outside
      • Roccoco white & gold couch
    • 3 adjustable stools
    • 2 large mirrors
    • Nice LED lighting inside & underneath
    • Photo/video lighting setup
    • Lots of electric outlets
    • Quality sound system (can be used with phone, ipod or Bluetooth)
    • Working sink
    • Tea station
    • Mini fridge & refreshments
    • Closet for wardrobe & discreet changing area
    • 2 benches inside + outside seating
    • Large versatile bamboo Counter top space
    • Bamboo flooring & custom furniture
    • Space heater & A/C unit

    Located next to Ashby Bart station in Berkeley, CA behind secure gate. Restroom & parking on site.

    A Brand New VIDEO of it in action as a Photo Studio!

    For more info & packages–

    Audette and the Catalyst Airship airstream studio