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  • June30th

    Its the start of summer and well, things are getting hotter and hotter at Catalyst Arts!
    We bring you the highlights of this month!

    Starting with June 3 at the Day at the Races for CM2… their Eventertainment Package included:

              A Glam Unicorn (glamacorn)

              Strolling Magician

              2 Tarot Readers (one stationary one roving with tray)

               Showgirl Stilt Walker


    Variety entertainment with Catalyst Arts- unicorn, tarot & contorionist

    We have lot’s of great pics- check the Full Gallery of Images HERE

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    On June 12th, Catalyst Arts  got the chance to be a part of the Mock Wedding Event at the beautiful historical University Club of San Francisco.

    The theme was ‘We left our Heart in San Francisco’ so we setup our Become the Art Cart with our  DIY Heart Photo Opp at the entrance/lobby.
    We also provided a gorgeous Champagne Skirt hostess who made quite the first impression as guests got off the elevator- to immediately be greeted by her and extended a glass of bubbly. photo by Sonya Yruel

    Catalyst Arts Drinks Dress Champagne skirt- photo by sonya yruel

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    Red Queen- queen of hearts stilt walker by www.catalystarts.comWe all know June is also Graduation season! On the June 16th, we got to be a part of an Alice In Wonderland themed Graduation Party and it was wonderful!
    Wonderland Elements we provided:

    • Tarot Card Reader (dressed as white rabbit) 
    • Caricature Artist 
    • Queen of the Heart’s Stilt Walker 
    • Henna Tattoos
      Alice in wonderland characters White Rabbit & Queen of Hearts by www.catalystarts.com

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    For June 22nd, Entire Productions booked us to bring some Flower Children & a Temp Tattoo station to a big tech companies Summer of Love/Pride Event.

    Summer of Love entertainment & interactive entertainers by www.catalystarts.com

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    And on June 24th we sent this gorgeous classically trained costumed Opera singer to a Masquerade Ball at the SF Mint.

    Costumed Opera Singer by Catalyst Arts entertainment in san fracisco

    Costumed opera singer by Catalyst Arts www.catalystarts.com

  • May30th

    What a Month!!

    May 2nd & 4th we did 2 fabulous festive SUMMER OF LOVE Themed Events and there is a BLOG Post dedicated to those.

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    On May 13th we created these gorgeous luxurious Golden Living Statue Dancer characters for a Gold Party at Clift Hotel organized by Donovan Friedman for Gold Rush Rally.
    Our own body painting Ladyboss, Audette Sophia painted and styled this golden God & Goddess to add a Midas touch to the event! 

    Gold living statue dancers by Audette Sophia & Catalyst Arts EntertainmentThen her and Nastassia spent hours slinging gold paint and glitter in a human decor station customized for the theme- Become Golden… making the guests feel special and sparkly. 

    Become Golden Face & Body Paint station by Catalyst Arts Entertainment in SF Bay Area
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    On May 18th we had 2 big Events… we brought the Catalyst Airship (our awesome 25 ft vintage Airstream Photo Studio) to a big fundraiser event for The Sierra Club at the Innovation Hangar in SF Thanks to Do Good Events.
    Unique Airstream photo studio- the Catalyst Arts Airship mobile trailer photo booth in action at Sierra Club fundraiser event in SF

    Pics from the Sierra Club Airship Photo Studio can be found HERE.

    And we also produced a customized Butterfly themed Eventertainment package for Dignity Health for the Humankindess Gala at San Francisco City Hall that featured many lovely winged greeters, dancers (including this lovely ballerina in a bubble), and stilt walkers. 

    Butterfly Ballerina in a Bubble by Catalyst Arts Entertainment in San Francisco

    Deluxe Drinks Stilt Champagne Skirt & Masquerade Stilt Butterfly by Catalyst Arts

    Image gallery from HumanKindness Gala is HERE

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    On May 20th we sent entertainers to 4 events in 3 cities!

    * A couple of our Party Animals were at a corporate event at the San Francisco Zoo thanks to Circosphere & Whim Agency.
    * A cirque themed contact juggler was at a prom in SF thanks to SF Proms.
    * We debuted our new Rainforest themed costumed character at an annual fundraiser event for Quarry Hill Botanical Garden in Napa/Wine Country.
    *And thanks to Bash Creative we got to help provide glow and fire dancers and 3 UV/Glow/Black Light Face Painters for a top secret awesome corporate event in Seattle!

    Here are a few pics

    Party Animals by Catalyst Arts Entertainment in SF

    Rainforest costumed hostess at Quarry Hill Botanical Garden- by Catalyst Arts Eventertainment in CaliforniaClick on her or here to go to our Nature Theme Photo Gallery

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    & on May 28th we sent 2 Golden Winged Fairy Stilt Walkers to a Prom in SF booked by SF Proms.

    Fairy garden elegant Stilt Walkers by Catalyst Arts Entertainment in San Francisco

     

  • March31st

    Some of the Highlights from a very interesting eclectic March.

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    Early in the month we sent this elegant Champagne Skirt lady to a Wine Country Wedding on March 4th. 

    Elegant Pearl Champagne Skirt at wine country wedding- by www.catalystarts.com

    ****************************************************************************************Then on March 9th we were hired by Mktg event planners to bring some excitement to a very global after party for a conference. Our Living vine 4 legged Stilt Creature and Golden Champagne Skirt were both great hits! 

    Living Vine Stilt Walker from Catalyst Arts
    Champagne Skirt elegant champagne dress hostess at San Francisco party- by www.catalystarts.com

    ****************************************************************************************On March 21st we added some of our offerings to an amazing Spring showcase put on by our favorite agency client- Entire Productions. The theme was 60’s Palm Springs… and we debuted our brand new Grand Serving Tower as a greeting element… with a vintage air hostess type costume- our model served champagne & sparkling water off 3 tiers of the 8+ ft tall tower.

    Grand Serving Champagne Tower by www.catalystarts.comLater in the night our Mod Squad Fun Squad came out to liven up the dancefloor… featuring our silly tropical stilt walker and 2 psychedelic 60’s dancers… they had beach balls and bubbles and palm fans to fan guests with. Such fun! 60's Mod Dancers by Catalyst Arts

    silly tropical pool party Stilt Walker by www.catalystarts.com

    ****************************************************************************************Then on March 25th we were once again tagged to be part of the very grand affair that CSI throws at City Hall in San Francisco for their staff & friends.
    For this years ‘Back to the Future’ theme we created 4 futuristic bodysuits for dancers & our 2 contortionists to wear in the show… we also did fantasy makeup on some performers and 2 complete Body Paintings for some Alien ladies who greeted and posed with guests.
    (Body Painters Audette Sophia & Maria Luna. Headdresses/many costumes- Lori Lee, director- Jeff Nuss) 

    body painted Aliens and futuristic performers- photo opp at corporate event- Catalyst Arts Entertainment


    Space Geisha contortionist duo by www.catalystarts.com

     

  • 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

     

     

  • 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