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  • 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

  • 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.

  • April16th

    As Winter turned into Spring, we have had a fabulously busy season celebrating the return of sunshine, flowers, and the upcoming Earth Day!

    For the first time, instead of being used to carry refreshments, our Champagne Skirt was used to give out flowers at the ‘Suddenly Spring Event’ at the Bentley Reserve in San Francisco for Entire Productions.
    Check out other ways we are getting creative with our Champagne Skirts, such as the futuristic silver skirt designed to carry glass beakers.

    More on Champagne Skirts

    Of course, without insects and birds, flowers would have a hard time pollinating! So we created our Hummingbird and Bumblebee Tray Lady costumes for an event at the Quarryhill Botanical Gardens in wine country! 

    Visit our Tray Lady Gallery for more pics!
    Hummingbird and Bumble Bee Tray Ladies handing out cocktails to guests at the Quarryhill Botanical Gardens

    Hummingbird and Bumble Bee Tray Ladies handing out cocktails to guests at the Quarryhill Botanical Gardens

    Our Butterfly and Pink Flower Girl costumes also helped celebrate with families last weekend for the EarthFest at the Westlake Mall for a fun-filled afternoon.

    Our Butterfly & Flower Girl costumes were a huge hit at the Westlake Mall's Earth Day Fest!

    Our Pink Flower Girl helped families celebrate Earth Day with bubbles!

    Our Nature-themed Characters have also grown to include “Party Animals”! Our Zebra and Giraffe models were the life of the party at the Rainforest Action Network’s 30th Birthday Party, called “Revel in Spring”.

    Our Giraffe and Zebra "Party Animals" welcoming guests at the door to RAN's 30th Birthday Party, "Revel in Spring"!

    Our Giraffe and Zebra “Party Animals” welcoming guests at the door to RAN’s 30th Birthday Party, “Revel in Spring”

    Visit (& like) the Catalyst Arts Facebook page for more pics of our Nature-themed Costumed Characters!

    UPCOMING-

    Come to the San Francisco Zoo this Sunday for their Earth Day celebration where you can find 2 of our face painters and our Queen Bee stilt walker and one of our brand new 4 Legged Wild Stilt Animals!
    SF Zoo this  Sunday, April 24th for their Earth Day Celebration