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  • August1st

    Some July Highlights!
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    Executive Director/Owner, Audette Sophia participated in the World Body Painting Festival in Austria for the 1st week of July- taking 4 days of Intensive Bodypaint Workshops in the WB Academy to learn new techniques. This program is unlike anything available at any makeup school in the World.
    She studied Fashion Bodypainting, Geiger Style Airbrush, 3D Blacklight Body Paint, & Composition Bodypainting.

    WB Academy body paint education posterDuring the festival itself people can wander around and watch as hundreds of the top bodypainters from all around the world bring their ideas to life on human canvases.

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    She was also at the WBF in 2013… now with 2 of these inspirational overload weeks and over 8 years of professional people paint experience- we are excited to see more body painting in our Catalyst Arts eventertainment package.  Visit her personal art website for more info on her Body Art Services: http://www.audettesophia.com/

    body painted special fx at WBF 2016The Whole Gallery of 215 Images from the Festival is up on the Become the Art Facebook Page-

    The direct link is HERE
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    On July 16th, we sent a red and gold Casino Real-themed Champagne Skirt to celebrate a 50th birthday at the Westin St. Francis. She greeted guests with glasses of bubbly as they entered the Coat Check, and later on in the evening as dessert was served.

    Casino Real Showgirl Champagne Skirt by Catalyst Arts**************************************************************************************

    Our fabulous Living Table and Champagne Skirt models helped to celebrate a Silver Showgirl-themed 50th birthday in Rancho Cordova on July 23rd. They cruised around the event floor offering guests refreshments and a stellar photo opp.

    white silver Showgirl Living Table from Catalyst Arts EntertainmentVegas Showgirl Champagne Skirt at party interact with guest + Catalyst Arts Entertainment*********************************************************************************

    On July 23rd we sent a Henna Artist & Living Tarot Lady Table to a private birthday party in Southern California. Guests were delighted to have henna adornments and get insightful readings from our lovely oracle. Click Here To see more of our Southern California Lady Table branch. 

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    Los Angeles henna artist with Catalyst Arts Entertainment*********************************************************************************

    We were hired by California’s Great America for their ‘Taste of Orleans’  event series on July 22nd, 23rd, 30th and 31st!
    We sent 3 festive Mardi Gras costumed entertainers, including 2 stilt walkers.
    They danced, distributed masks & beads, blew bubbles, gave high fives to the little ones and posed for 10,001 pictures. Official article here
    * Check our More of our MASQUERADE ENTERTAINMENT Here

    Catalyst Arts Mardi Gras stilt walker and dancer 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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  • 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!

     

     

     

  • April30th

    Some Highlights from a few of our fabulous April Events!

    On April 2nd, our Body Painted models were quite the photo opportunity during cocktail hour and we face painted these  Broadway hit musical “Cats” inspired creatures for a big show on the steps of SF City Hall! CSI knows how to throw a party for sure.
    Lead Body painter-  Audette Sophia

    Face paint and body painted Cats and wild animals at corporate event by Audette Sophia and Catalyst Arts

    Body painted wild cats posing with guests at corporate event in SF by Audette Sophia & Catalyst Arts

    Great Video Here-

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    On April 9th we got to create a whimsical and elegant Steampunk Themed Eventertainment package for the 50th anniversary of the Athenian School at Ruby Hill Winery.
    Two Golden Living Statues (a gentlemen & an airship captain), two Stilt Walkers, and a Champagne Skirt lady greeted and entertained guests at the very special Steampunk Gala.

    Two Stilt Walkers and a Steampunk Champagne Skirt at a Steampunk Gala by Catalyst Arts Entertainment
    “Thank you so much for providing a one-of -a-kind experience for our guests!  Everyone loved the beautiful champagne skirted lady, the dancing victorian stilt wakers and the steampunk gold statues!  They all did an amazing job surprising and entertaining our guests!
    We had a very successful evening providing a fun and festive celebration and we raised more money than expected.” – Odette K. gala co-chair

    Two Gold Steampunk themed Living Statues greeted guests at a Steampunk Gala by Catalyst Arts Entertainment in SFMore of our Living Statue Options can be found Here
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    On April 19th, we were hired by Innovative Entertainment to bring our popular Champagne Skirt to the supremely elegant Palace Hotel in SF for a corporate event. Our golden model greeted guests with a glass of bubbly at the door and then switched to offering red and white wine during dinner.

    Our popular Golden Champagne Skirt was hired to offer greet guests at the door and offer red and white wine during dinner at the Palace Hotel in SF by Catalyst Arts Entertainment**************************************************************
    And on April 30th we were hired by SF Proms to bring this Gatsby themed Living Table to a Prom at the Bentley Reserve. She greeted the teenagers and offered them some sparkling cider. 🙂 See more of our 20’s themed Entertainment Offerings Here
    Gatsby Showgirl Living Table + Ambient Entertainment by Catalyst Arts in SF Bay Area

  • January3rd

    We had a fabulously busy holiday season- providing entertainers in December for over 40 events!!

    Here are a handful of selected pics and highlights from December.

    Our stilt walkers at the Holidazzle event!
    December 3rd,
    we sent 2 stilt walkers and a champagne skirt to an annual fundraising soiree called Holidazzle at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.

    On December 4th, the Catalyst Airship hosted Santa Claus at the annual Jack London Square Tree Lighting Ceremony! Kids stood in line to take pictures with Santa onboard the Airship for free!Link to whole gallery on our facebook page
    On December 4th, we sent two living tables to a Fire & Ice themed tech company holiday party. (Booked by Entire Productions)
    Guests enjoyed hor d’ouevres & signature cocktails served by our Fire & Ice-themed living table models.

    Fire & Ice Living Table Entertainment By Catalyst Arts

     

    December 5th, we sent 2 red wine living tables and 1 Champagne skirt to a company holiday party. (booked by Entire Productions)

    Red wine served at our elegant living table by Catalyst ArtsLiving Table and Champange Skirt at winery sf
    Holiday Gold and Green Champagne Skirt by Catalyst Arts

    Silver Gold Showgirl Champagne Skirt by Catalyst Arts

     

    And on December 6th, we sent our gold and green festive Champagne Skirt to a corporate holiday party at the SF Exploratorium (Booked by Cast of Thousands Agency).

     

     

    On December 11th we sent a dazzling silver & gold Champagne Skirt Showgirl to a corporate holiday party at the W Hotel.

    Contortionist Bubble and Snow Queen Champagne Skirt by pool at San Jose Mariott

    On December 17th we brought a Contortionist in a bubble and our Snow Queen Champagne Skirt to the San Jose Marriott for a Chamber of Commerce Holiday Soiree.
    Snow Queen Champagne Skirt by Catalyst Arts Entertainment
    On Dec. 18th we had a fabulous time with 2 of our Champagne Skirts at Benefit Cosmetics Holiday Party at City Club SF… Guests were thrilled to get their first glass of bubbly from this beauty in front of the tree and pose for pics with her.

    Light up Champagne Skirt with pink for makeup brand company holiday party - by Catalyst Arts

    And we had a super ambitious New Years Eve with 20 performers at 3 different parties in San Francisco!
    We animated a Fantasy Themed party by Donovan & ThemeDream Productions with our fantastical variety entertainers including a ballerina, contortionist, wizard magician, mouse serving skirt with cheese, mermaid, and 3 elaborate stilt characters.
    Pics of Imagine NYE and Cirque NYE at the A List Passport to the World Ball are both up on our RECENT EVENTS Page

     

  • October20th

    We have been having a Masquerade Ball this month!

    This weekend we sent a contortionist and an elegant Living Table to a Masquerade themed company party in Sacramento, CA. (booked by NY based Aerial Artistry)

    Elegant Antoinette Masquerade Living Table

    Elegant Antoinette Masquerade Living Table by Catalyst Arts

    And on on October 3rd we sent some jesters and a stilt walker to a fancy Venetian Masquerade Gala fundraiser event in Marin . Here are some photos by Scott Wall.

    Venetian Trio at Marin fundraiser with jesters and stilt walker

    Our Juggling Jesters & Venetian Masquerade Stilt Walker with our big love heArt frame.

    Kristen and Bri Juggling Jester entertainers for Catalyst Arts

    Kristen and Bri Juggling Jester entertainers for Catalyst Arts

    Venetian Stilt walker and Guests at masquerade gala
    **************And we have a new page on our site that showcases some of our Mardi Gras and Masquerade themed Entertainment Offerings. Check it out here- http://catalystarts.com/masquerade/