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  • June30th

    Catalyst Arts had the pleasure of producing the Beauty & Body Art Bar, an Interactive Zone in the VIP area for the 20th anniversary of the Electric Daisy Carnival  June 17th-19th in Las Vegas!Airstream Body art Zone at EDC VegasInside the Kinetich Fields we had an amazing location, alongside a champagne and coconut water vendor and an oxygen bar. The free to the public Body Art Services provided by our team was one of the biggest highlights of the whole VIP Experience!

    Audette Sophia face painter body painter in airstream Catalyst Airship at Electric Daisy Carnival Vegas

    Full Gallery on our Facebook Page

    Lucky VIP guests had the luxury of relaxing in  Catalyst Art’s 25 foot Airstream trailer known as the Catalyst Airship or in the tented area where they enjoyed full-service hair, fantasy makeup & bodypaint by our fabulous professional human décor artists. (see who below) 

    Become the Art Human Decor Team by Catalyst Arts at EDC Vegas

    EDC VIP Face Painter for Catalyst Arts EntertainmentOceana face paint girl at EDC Vegas in Body Art Zonecolorful festival face paint by Audette Sophia at EDC Vegas for Catalyst Arts

    Catalyst Arts also unveiled an experimental new interactive game: Catalyst Cards, a unique social playing card game that encouraged guests to engage with each other while lounging in the Beauty Bar.

    Catalyst Cards social playing card game

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    Our fabulous rainbow-themed Champagne Skirt and face painters helped employees celebrate Pride at a large tech companies SF offices.
    It was very fun to create this outrageous colorful new look for the champagne skirt.

    Rainbow Pride Champagne Skirt Model server by Catalyst Arts Entertainment*********************************************************************************

    And still on a Pride Note… On June 23rd, we had the pleasure of being a part of a Fundraiser for the Trevor Project held at Twitter’s Headquarters in SF.
    We provided 2 futuristic-themed Stilt Walkers to liven up the ‘orange carpet’ as well as one elegant Champagne Skirt model who greeted guests at the elevators with glasses of bubbly and fresh fruit.

    Futuristic Fantastic Stilt Walkers by Catalyst Arts Entertainment for Twitter San Francisco Event

     

     

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    We sent a Gatsby-themed Champagne Skirt to a wine bar in Palo Alto on June 29th to help celebrate their 1st anniversary. (
    thanks to Rick Herns Productions)
    She made quick the photo opp as she handed glasses of champagne to guests entering the bar and enticed passersby to enter the bar as well.

    Gatsby 20's Champagne Skirt hostess by Catalyst Arts

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  • May30th

    Just a few Highlights from our Events in May!

    Zebra and Tiger and Giraffe at Netflix Employee Appreciation Event

    Netflix Employee taking Selfie with Tiger Stilt Walker at Netflix Employee Appreciation Event

    On May 6th, we brought our brand new 4 Legged Stilt ‘Party Animals’ to an Employee Appreciation lunch event at Netflix Headquarters! Booked by Ideas Events. Employees loved munching on yummy foods while dancing and prancing along with our elaborately costumed Stilt Walkers.

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    On May 18th, we brought a Mardi Gras-themed Living Table and an Airbrush Artist to the New Orleans Blues and Jazz event at the City Club in San Francisco.

    MardiGras_LivingTable

    Our fabulous Living Table model offered guests a taste of New Orleans while our Airbrush Artist, Audette Sophia created fanciful decorations on the faces and arms of guests.

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    Golden & Silver Champagne Skirts at SF City Hall

    Our favorite entertainment agency client Entire Productions brought us in to provide two elegant Champagne Skirts to the Human Kindness Gala at San Francisco’s City Hall on May 19th.
    Our models dazzled as they offered guests a refreshing glass of bubbly.

    2 elegant champagne skirts by Catalyst Arts Entertainment at SF City hall for humanitarian Gala

    Champagne Skirt & Airbrush/Face Paint at Blue Moon Wedding

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    Our professional Human Decor team (Audette Sophia & Nastassia Weit) painted the performers and then the guests once they arrived.
    After the ceremony as a surprise element– our champagne skirt lady distributed bubbly for the toast- and as a nice touch the guests got to take home their painted blue glasses. Gallery of Pics Here

    BlueMoon_bubblyskirt

     

    Catalyst Oasis at Lightning in a Bottle Festival

    We provided an entire Interactive Zone at the Lightning in a Bottle festival from May 27th through 30th. It featured our Face/Body Paint services as well as a Refresh Essential Oil spritzer tree and the latest version of our experimental social playing card game– Catalyst Cards!

     

     

     

  • June1st

    Memorial day weekend we debuted a new Interactive Zone Production offering at a large music festival in California called Lightning in A Bottle.

    The Oasis was a refreshment lounge with free hospitality and some arts & games activities.
    It can easily adapt itself into a VIP Lounge or add more water functions and become a zone for  guests to get refreshed at hot Summer events.

    oasis lounge zone at festival

     

    Oasis Zone Features

    Inside our tent was also an ARTS CO:LAB corner with various creative activities like making Awards, Playing Cards, and the Co-Creation Roundtable exercise- resulting in synergy art pieces we hung around the tent.

    Arts Co:Lab & group art

     

    And as if that wasn’t enough– we had the TRANSFORMATION STATION– Face Paint & Body Art Booth where we transformed people into fanciful magical versions of themselves.
    Our Pro people paint team included Kelsea E, Audette Sophia, Bri Tree, & Naomi Aeva.  www.facebook.com/becometheart

    Paint at Transformation Station by Become the Art

     

    To see more Images from this colorful weekend- check out this Photo Gallery & this photo Gallery-

    and more on zone production here- http://www.audettesophia.com/production/

  • July18th

    On June 7th Catalyst Arts own face paint maestro- Audette Sophia got a very interesting gig. Fellow fantasy makeup artist Chrysalis Rose asked if she could cover a gig at Taste Nightclub in Santa Clara… painting the staff for a Wonderland themed club night.

    A great challenge and a very wide open theme– here are some of the results. 🙂

    Wonderland Face paint by Audette Sophia

     

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    Check out this Monthly Party at Taste Nightclub!

    This is a great use for our Human Decor Artists… get your staff and talent embodying the event theme and setting the tone for the night!

    https://www.facebook.com/BecomeTheArt

     

     

  • December9th

    Catalyst Arts founder Audette Sophia was nominated for the SF Area ‘Makeup Artist of the Year’ Award by RAW:natural born artists, which is an international independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, models and performing art.

    audette sophia raw award nominee

    The Awards Showcase event took place Dec. 5th at 1015 Folsom nightclub in San Francisco.
    Both runner up artists decorated one model and displayed them on the catwalk.

    Audette Sophia & body paint model on runway

     

    Audette was the runner up and The Winner was Jason Henricks who did a cool special effects type design on his model. His profile can be found here- http://rawartists.org/jhenricks

    Congrats to him and THANKS to Raw for the recognition!

    www.audettesophia.com

    http://catalystarts.com/facebody/