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  • January1st

    December is always one of our busiest months of the year. Some of the fantastical events we did as we wrapped up an extraordinary 2016!

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    December 1st- HOLIDAZZLE at the Westin St. Francis Penthouse with 2 of our festive dazzling tall ladies… including a sneak peek to our new LED Dresses. 

    Holidazzle sparkly holiday stilt walkers by Catalyst Arts Entertainment in SF

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    Dec. 3rd- Steampunk themed Holiday Party at San Jose Tech Museum

    We brought 2 Lollipop Lyra acrobats, 2 Stilt Walkers, & 1 Champagne Skirt to this themed holiday party- booked by Entire Productions.

    Steampunk Entertainment package by Catalyst Arts with Champagne Skirt and Stilt Walkers

    Lolipop Lyra Aerialist Acrobat Natalie for Catalyst Arts

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    Dec. 6th- We sent this fabulous festive holiday Champagne Skirt to a great LGBT Tech Mixer event- booked by Entire Productions

    Holiday Cheer Champagne Skirt by Catalyst Arts Entertainment

    ***********************************************************************************************DDec. 8th- Paypal Holiday Party Photo Studio

    We were hired by Red Chair Events to create a Winter Wonderland Holiday themed open air photo studio for a Paypal holiday party and it went great. http://catalystarts.com/entertainment/photoexperiences/

    Holiday Photo studio by Catalyst Arts Entertainment

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    Dec. 10th- Deluxe Winter Wonderland Ice queen Champagne Skirt at Holiday Party at City Club for tech company holiday party. 

    Dazzling Snow Queen Champagne Skirt at City Club SF Holiday Party in San Francisco- produced by Catalyst Arts Entertainment
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    Dec. 16th- Sony Holiday Party at Cirque du Soleils ‘Luzia’ 

    Here our stilt walkers are giving out green clown noses to guests… as you can see they are being eagerly received!
    2 catalyst arts stilt walkers greeting giving guests at Sony party at Luzia by Cirque du Soleil

    Catalyst Arts Entertainers at Luzia corporate event- cirque du soleil san francisco

    & also on December 16th we did a deluxe Circus themed holiday party package for Coupa Software at the SF Airport Mariott with 2 champagne skirts, a juggling stilt walker, 2 temp tattoo artists, and 2 of our unique tarot readers.

    Interactive Circus themed Entertainment package by Catalyst Arts

    More pics can be seen on our Recent Events Page
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    Dec. 19th- Twitter & Compass Family Services Holiday Party

    Our sister company MagiKidz sent 2 face painting elves & 2 wandering minstrel elves to this charity holiday party hosted by Twitter.

    Holiday elf characters + face painters at Twitter hq for Compass family services event for magikidz & catalyst arts

     

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    NEW YEARS EVE!

    We had 19 performers animating multiple events throughout San Fransisco for NYE.

     

    A living table in the VIP & 4 of our Tall Elegant Stilt Walkers at the Westin St. Francis for A List SF Passport to the World (our 7th year in a row!!) 

    and 2 of our LED Stilters + a Deluxe Champagne Skirt in the VIP at the W Hotel for a SF Nightlife event

    as well as 7 of our fantastical specialty performers at Imagine SF at the Payne Mansion in SF… including a wizard magician, mermaid, crystal ballerina fairy, cheese serving skirt model, and 3 stilt walkers! 

    Here are some pics from #ImagineNYE thrown by Theme Dream Productions 
    Crystal fairy ballerina from Catalyst Arts Entertainment

    Catalyst Arts Live Mermaid posing in Mermaid Island photo opp at Imagine NYE Party by Themedream Productions

    Catalyst Arts Mermaid posing in Mermaid Island photo opp at Imagine NYE Party by Themedream Productions

    French Fromage Mouse Cheese Serving Skirt by Catalyst Arts Entertainment

    Catalyst Arts French Fromage Mouse Cheese Serving Skirt

  • 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

  • September30th

    We recently updated our Entertainment Category Page. Here is an example banner for Cirque/Dance. Other Categories include Hospitality Entertainers, Stilt Walkers, Human Décor, Interactive Walkabout, & Photo Experiences. 

    Cirque and Dance performers by Catalyst Arts

    * Here are some of our Event Booking Highlights from September 2016*

    September 1st

    We sent 4 Tray Ladies & 4 Stilt Walkers to Walnut Creeks Broadway Plaza Grand Opening Event- 

    The ‘Party in the Plaza’ event had a festive Carnival theme with colors turquoise and orange- which was fun to create custom costuming for.

    * This as well as the following 3 events booked by Entire Productions

    Circus themed Stilt Walker blowing bubbles at Walnut Creek special event- by Catalyst ArtsTurquoise Circus Stilt Walkers by Catalyst Arts Entertainment in SF

    Sept. 2nd- Swimming Mermaids at a special event at Francis Ford Coppola winery

    Swimming Mermaids by Catalyst Arts Entertainment

    Sept. 10th- Champagne Skirt at an elegant Wine Country Wedding at Meadowwod Resort in St. Helena

    Elegant Champagne Skirt in silver & white for wine country wedding

    Sept. 15th- Living Statue at a business event at Legion of Honor Museum

    Living Statue- stone statue body painted dancer by Catalyst Arts

    Living Stone Statue
    body paint by Audette Sophia
    model- Onisha
    booked by Entire Productions

    Plus on the 15th we sent a Nautical themed Champagne Skirt to a Launch Event for Rick Herns Productions

    Nautical Belle Champagne Skirt by Catalyst Arts Entertainment

    Sept. 17th- American Cancer Society’s DISCOVERY GALA

    We brought two talented aerialists and a dessert skirt to this great Charity Gala– the aerialists gave the guests something lovely to look at as they arrived in the Grand Ballroom at the Fairmont Hotel.

    Aerialists at Discovery Gala by Catalyst Arts Entertainment

    Aerialist doing splits in the chandeliers for Catalyst Arts Entertainment at Gala in SF

    Starry nights Living Dessert Skirt by Catalyst Arts Entertainment

    Desserts on Us! Our Starry nights themed Living Dessert Table added some excitement to the post dinner portion of the evening. 
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    CATALYST ARTS IS IN LOS ANGELES!

    And finally our Executive Director went down to LA to better situate our Southern California ‘Lady Table’ Branch... setting up a Hollywood Storage Unit with costumes & props & dialing in models and managers. So we are ready for Southern California Business! 

  • August31st

    Wow, another bright colorful month full of body painted creatures and ballerinas and mermaids and more!

    See below some of Catalyst Arts Highlighted Events from August 2016.

    August 6th – NOCHE DE LUZ- LIGHT/GLOW THEMED FUNDRAISER IN SONOMA
    Body paint by Audette Sophia– some photo credit to Robbi Pengelly- Click Here to see All Pics

    Modelswithguests_laluz

    HoopDancers_mypicClient Testimonial-“The Catalyst Arts group has entertained my events year after year and ever time they mesmerize the guests with their innovative performances. They are the most professional group I’ve ever worked with and I always I know that the evening will be successful because of their professionalism. “ Marcello Defreitas

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    August 11th – FLAPPERS DAHLING!
    We sent a couple of our dazzling 20’s dames to greet and mingle with guests at a company event at a historic mansion in San Jose… booked by Entire Productions. 

    Catalyst Arts Flappers with feather Fans

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    August 20th – ARABIAN NIGHTS PRIVATE PARTY IN SONOMA –
    3 of our talented dancers did 2 poolside dance shows at this swanky private poolside party up in the hills above Sonoma– a belly dance show and a fire dance show. This is the 4th time in a row this client has had us spice up this legendary party!
    More Pics Here

    Beautiful Arabian Nights Fire dancers by Catalyst Arts California entertainment company

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    August 26th – NAUTICAL THEMED COMPANY PARTY ENTERTAINMENT PACKAGE in SF
    Our Vintage Sailor leaning tray ladies greeted guests with sailor hats and treasure maps, our pirates wandered and sang and messed with guests, our nautical stilt walkers and mermaid blew bubbles and made great photo opps. All together it was a very fun package! 

    Nautical Entertainment Package by Catalyst Arts in San Francisco, California

    Client Testimonial“We have thoroughly enjoyed your partnership and always know your performers bring fantastical and whimsical elements to our events. This was no different for the nautical characters of summer picnic. They did a great job engaging as their characters and roaming the party.”  – M.S. (from company who chooses to remain anonymous)
    See all pics from Nautical package- http://catalystarts.com/recent-events/

    Pirate interactive strolling entertainment by Catalyst Arts San Francisco
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    August 27th – LUXURIOUS PRIVATE B-DAY SOIREE in PENTHOUSE 

    This was a very unique exclusive birthday event at the Fairmont hotel penthouse- and Entire Productions brought us in to provide a Champagne Skirt, a Steampunk themed character model greeter, 4 human decor artists, and 2 ballerina birds with a giant gold cage!
    These gorgeous elegant birds are now added to our Birds of Paradise collection. 

    2 colorful birds of paradise with gold cage + ballerinas + unique entertainment san francisco

    steampunk masquerade greeter- signature character model by Catalyst Arts Entertainment Gold Champagne skirt with elegant model at Fairmont hotel penthouse private partybody painted turquoise dancing bird peacock ballerina + bird of paradise dancer by Catalyst Arts Entertainment

  • October6th

    Face-Painting & Stilt-Walkers Available for Halloween Events!

    Let Catalyst Arts spice up your Halloween party! Our talented face-painters will take any Halloween costume to the next level—whether you’re looking for a fantastical, sexy or gruesome… we do it all!

    See some of our past Halloween stilt walker characters (below) that you can bring to your event for a ghoulish good time.

    Black Cat Stiltwalker & Halloween Stilts

    More STILT CHARACTERS Here.
    Contact us  to inquire for availability and pricing!

    Victorian Vampire & Skeleton Stilt Walkers by Catalyst ArtsOur Top Notch Professional Face/Body Painters can be brought to public parties Halloween or Day of the Dead– and can now also be booked in private sessions in our brand new Catalyst Airship Studio!

    Friday Oct. 31st Halloween Day  1pm-6pm you can book a Private Face or Body Paint Session! $25 & up
    Location- Berkeley, CA (3 min walk from Ashby Bart Station) http://catalystarts.com/airship/

    Sugar Skulls Face Paint by Audette Sophia

    Day of the Dead ‘Sugar Skull’ Painting will be available in the Mission district in San Francisco on November 2nd. Location TBA. Contact Us if you want to be sure to get a slot.

    SUGAR SKULL FACE PAINT WORKSHOP!

    Learn the supplies and techniques to paint beautiful Sugar Skulls that won’t take you forever! This experiential 3 hour workshop will teach 3 different sugar skull designs, including a half mask face.
    Friday, October 17th 3-6pm or Sunday, October 19th 6-9pm.
    Berkeley, CA
    $40

    Call if you have questions- 415-717-2372 or Email if you would like to Sign up for the Class!