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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!


  • October30th

    First Off.. the Big News…

    Our Brand New Catalyst Airship Mobile Fantasy Makeup & Photo Studio will be rolling into the San Francisco Mission district this Sunday November 2nd and parking at 21st & Bryant street in front of Asiento Bar & 1 block from the start of the parade.

    4 Professional ‘Become the Art’ Face Painters/Airbrush Artists will paint Sugar Skulls on folks who want to get into the spirit of the celebration and join in the parade.
    >> Airship captain & Human Décor Artist Audette Sophia will be joined by MUA Gavi Pena, Airbrush Artist Icarus Zaure, and Face Painter Cynnamon Simonson.

    Sugar Skull Paint in San Francisco 2014

    Also Announcing our first of many videos on the Become the Art Youtube Channel– a Sugar Skull Face Paint Time Lapse.

    We also highly suggest you go and see the animated movie BOOK OF LIFE- which is a funny love story and positive message filled story that also educates you about Day of the Dead.

    And here are some beautiful inspiring images of Art & Costumes from Day of the Dead.

    paper plastic day of the dead costume

    Paper & Plastic Day of the Dead Costume in Mexico… very creative!


    Day of the dead lovely Art

  • 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


    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!