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  • January5th

    2016 glitter sparkle
    WOW WHAT A YEAR WE HAD!

    We were blessed to have clients bring to us their fun and interesting event themes and allow us to bring them to life with our fantastical eventertainment packages.
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    Before we go galloping into 2017 we wanted to pull a handful of those packages into the spotlight. 

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    January got off to a slow start with only 3 events… so let’s start with…
    FEBRUARY where we debuted our customized Beaker champagne skirt at a Mad Science themed event booked by Entire Productions, as well as a Gatsby event, The Marin Valentines Ball Fundraiser, and our spotlight event- a Chinese New Year Celebration at Pantheon SF. 

    Asian Empress Champagne Skirt and chinese new year asian stilt walker in SF by Catalyst Arts

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    MARCH was a little wild with 007 Bond themed Champagne skirt (at an elementary school fundraiser of all things) and 2 body painted tray ladies for a St. Patrick’s day pub promotion… and our spotlight was a geisha themed entertainment package for a large tech company- at the best sushi place in San Francisco… Ozumo SF. 

    Geisha and Geisha stilt walkers from Catalyst Arts at corporate event at Ozumo in San Francisco

    ************************************************************************************************In APRIL we provided some Gatsby hospitality entertainers and a grand Steampunk themed package for a school fundraiser including living statues, champagne skirt, and stilt walkers… but what stands out is an outrageous corporate event at SF City Hall where our Body painted cat characters created quite a stir… 

    Cats at City Hall!

    Face paint and body painted Cats and wild animals at corporate event by Audette Sophia and Catalyst Arts The VIDEO Can be found on our Human Décor Page

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    In MAY in addition to a humanitarian gala, blue moon wedding, and mardi gras event,
    we introduced our brand new PARTY ANIMALS on 4 legged stilts for a Netflix Event and they have gone on to delight people at the SF & Oakland Zoos, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass,
    3 Jack’s Night Markets in Oakland,
    & 2 Rainforest Action Network Events. And the Wild-Life of the Party are just getting started!
    * A percentage of proceeds from any party animal booking is donated to 2 of our favorite animal rights causes- Mercy for Animals & World Wildlife Fund. 

    Party Animals- giraffe, zebra, and tiger stilts & stilt walking animals by Catalyst Arts Entertainment in CA

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    In JUNE we did a Gatsby and LGBT/Rainbow champagne skirt and 2 futuristic stilt walkers for Trevor Project fundraiser at Twitter and other things… but what takes the cake was…

    We had the great pleasure of producing a whole Body Art & Beauty Lounge area in the VIP area for the 20th anniversary of Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas!
    Featuring a team of 7 professional face/body artists lead by Audette Sophia & our 25 ft airstream trailer known as the Catalyst Airship

    EDC Vegas VIP Body Art & Beauty Bar by Catalyst Arts Entertainment

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    In JULY our executive director spent a week studying and networking at the World Bodypainting Festival in Austria, and we brought special interactive elements to a 50th b-day party in Northern California and to one in Southern California, as well as providing 3 Mardi Gras themed Entertainers for 4 dates 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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    In AUGUST in addition to flappers, mermaids, and a very fun UV bodypaint & glow go dance package for a fundraiser… we produced one of the most Luscious unique entertainment packages ever. Thanks to our best client Entire Productions– we were invited to the penthouse at the Fairmont in San Francisco for an exclusive birthday soiree where our fanciful steampunk character greeted, our champagne skirt lady gave out bubbly, and our 2 body painted bird ballerinas sat upon a giant gold cage and treated guests to a gorgeous dance performance on point. 

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

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    In SEPTEMBER we had nautical champagne skirt, swimming mermaids, stone living statue, wine country wedding, and a fun Circus themed package with a handful of stilt walkers. But what stands out was what we did for the American Cancer Society’s Discovery Gala… where our two aerialists dangled amongst the chandeliers over the guests heads and our Living dessert table delivered treats to guests on the dancefloor in the penthouse after dinner. 

    Silks aerial performers from Catalyst Arts Entertainment in San Francisco at the Discovery Gala charity ball

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    In OCTOBER we sent mad scientists to the Exploratorium and Bigge Crane 100 year anniversary party had interactive character models from the 20’s, 40’s, 60’s & 80’s… and we did body paint and giant stilt walking flowers for a wild party at the SF Battery (where Jefferson Starship headlined!) We were hired by Do Good Events to bring  4 Stilt Walkers to the fundraising Gala for the Rainforest Action Network. 

    Butterfly Stilt walker + Illuminated LED Stilt Walkers by Catalyst Arts at Rainforest Action Network Revel event in San Francisco

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    In NOVEMBER, in addition to sending stilt walkers and champagne skirts to swanky soirees and fundraisers… we had the absolute privilege of providing entertainment (or animation as they like to call it) for the US Premier of Cirque du Soleil’s LUZIA, as well as for their VIP area and a business networking event… and we will be doing their San Jose Premier on February 9th! The rest of the Amazing Pics can be found in Recent Events

    Cirque Entertainers at Luzia premier in SF by Catalyst Arts Entertainment in San Francisco

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    In DECEMBER we did 18 events… which to spotlight?
    We had a lot of fun bringing a Circus themed Holiday party to life with temp tattoo artists, champagne skirts, stilt walking juggler and two tarot readers… one strolling around in a serving skirt and the other inside our custom built Oracle booth. 

    Interactive Circus themed Entertainment package by Catalyst Arts

    And of the 3 NYE Events we did– we must also spotlight the grand Fantasy production Imagine NYE.
    For the 2nd year in a row we provided the specialty variety entertainers for this classy event at the Payne Mansion in SF- produced by Donovan & Theme Dream Productions.

    This year we did fantasy makeup on all characters plus provided a mermaid, aristocrat french fromage cheese skirt, wizard magician, crystal fairy ballerina, and 3 Stilt Walkers!

    Imagine NYE Catalyst Arts entertainers + character models for NYE party in San Francisco
    GALLERY of Amazing pics can be found Here

     

     

  • January1st

    December is always one of our busiest months of the year. Some of the fantastical events we did as we wrapped up an extraordinary 2016!

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    December 1st- HOLIDAZZLE at the Westin St. Francis Penthouse with 2 of our festive dazzling tall ladies… including a sneak peek to our new LED Dresses. 

    Holidazzle sparkly holiday stilt walkers by Catalyst Arts Entertainment in SF

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    Dec. 3rd- Steampunk themed Holiday Party at San Jose Tech Museum

    We brought 2 Lollipop Lyra acrobats, 2 Stilt Walkers, & 1 Champagne Skirt to this themed holiday party- booked by Entire Productions.

    Steampunk Entertainment package by Catalyst Arts with Champagne Skirt and Stilt Walkers

    Lolipop Lyra Aerialist Acrobat Natalie for Catalyst Arts

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    Dec. 6th- We sent this fabulous festive holiday Champagne Skirt to a great LGBT Tech Mixer event- booked by Entire Productions

    Holiday Cheer Champagne Skirt by Catalyst Arts Entertainment

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    We were hired by Red Chair Events to create a Winter Wonderland Holiday themed open air photo studio for a Paypal holiday party and it went great. http://catalystarts.com/entertainment/photoexperiences/

    Holiday Photo studio by Catalyst Arts Entertainment

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    Dec. 10th- Deluxe Winter Wonderland Ice queen Champagne Skirt at Holiday Party at City Club for tech company holiday party. 

    Dazzling Snow Queen Champagne Skirt at City Club SF Holiday Party in San Francisco- produced by Catalyst Arts Entertainment
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    Dec. 16th- Sony Holiday Party at Cirque du Soleils ‘Luzia’ 

    Here our stilt walkers are giving out green clown noses to guests… as you can see they are being eagerly received!
    2 catalyst arts stilt walkers greeting giving guests at Sony party at Luzia by Cirque du Soleil

    Catalyst Arts Entertainers at Luzia corporate event- cirque du soleil san francisco

    & also on December 16th we did a deluxe Circus themed holiday party package for Coupa Software at the SF Airport Mariott with 2 champagne skirts, a juggling stilt walker, 2 temp tattoo artists, and 2 of our unique tarot readers.

    Interactive Circus themed Entertainment package by Catalyst Arts

    More pics can be seen on our Recent Events Page
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    Dec. 19th- Twitter & Compass Family Services Holiday Party

    Our sister company MagiKidz sent 2 face painting elves & 2 wandering minstrel elves to this charity holiday party hosted by Twitter.

    Holiday elf characters + face painters at Twitter hq for Compass family services event for magikidz & catalyst arts

     

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    NEW YEARS EVE!

    We had 19 performers animating multiple events throughout San Fransisco for NYE.

     

    A living table in the VIP & 4 of our Tall Elegant Stilt Walkers at the Westin St. Francis for A List SF Passport to the World (our 7th year in a row!!) 

    and 2 of our LED Stilters + a Deluxe Champagne Skirt in the VIP at the W Hotel for a SF Nightlife event

    as well as 7 of our fantastical specialty performers at Imagine SF at the Payne Mansion in SF… including a wizard magician, mermaid, crystal ballerina fairy, cheese serving skirt model, and 3 stilt walkers! 

    Here are some pics from #ImagineNYE thrown by Theme Dream Productions 
    Crystal fairy ballerina from Catalyst Arts Entertainment

    Catalyst Arts Live Mermaid posing in Mermaid Island photo opp at Imagine NYE Party by Themedream Productions

    Catalyst Arts Mermaid posing in Mermaid Island photo opp at Imagine NYE Party by Themedream Productions

    French Fromage Mouse Cheese Serving Skirt by Catalyst Arts Entertainment

    Catalyst Arts French Fromage Mouse Cheese Serving Skirt

  • 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

  • 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.