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  • 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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    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. 

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    -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.

  • 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.

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    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

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    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!

     

     

     

  • 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