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  • May30th

    What a Month!!

    May 2nd & 4th we did 2 fabulous festive SUMMER OF LOVE Themed Events and there is a BLOG Post dedicated to those.

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    On May 13th we created these gorgeous luxurious Golden Living Statue Dancer characters for a Gold Party at Clift Hotel organized by Donovan Friedman for Gold Rush Rally.
    Our own body painting Ladyboss, Audette Sophia painted and styled this golden God & Goddess to add a Midas touch to the event! 

    Gold living statue dancers by Audette Sophia & Catalyst Arts EntertainmentThen her and Nastassia spent hours slinging gold paint and glitter in a human decor station customized for the theme- Become Golden… making the guests feel special and sparkly. 

    Become Golden Face & Body Paint station by Catalyst Arts Entertainment in SF Bay Area
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    On May 18th we had 2 big Events… we brought the Catalyst Airship (our awesome 25 ft vintage Airstream Photo Studio) to a big fundraiser event for The Sierra Club at the Innovation Hangar in SF Thanks to Do Good Events.
    Unique Airstream photo studio- the Catalyst Arts Airship mobile trailer photo booth in action at Sierra Club fundraiser event in SF

    Pics from the Sierra Club Airship Photo Studio can be found HERE.

    And we also produced a customized Butterfly themed Eventertainment package for Dignity Health for the Humankindess Gala at San Francisco City Hall that featured many lovely winged greeters, dancers (including this lovely ballerina in a bubble), and stilt walkers. 

    Butterfly Ballerina in a Bubble by Catalyst Arts Entertainment in San Francisco

    Deluxe Drinks Stilt Champagne Skirt & Masquerade Stilt Butterfly by Catalyst Arts

    Image gallery from HumanKindness Gala is HERE

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    On May 20th we sent entertainers to 4 events in 3 cities!

    * A couple of our Party Animals were at a corporate event at the San Francisco Zoo thanks to Circosphere & Whim Agency.
    * A cirque themed contact juggler was at a prom in SF thanks to SF Proms.
    * We debuted our new Rainforest themed costumed character at an annual fundraiser event for Quarry Hill Botanical Garden in Napa/Wine Country.
    *And thanks to Bash Creative we got to help provide glow and fire dancers and 3 UV/Glow/Black Light Face Painters for a top secret awesome corporate event in Seattle!

    Here are a few pics

    Party Animals by Catalyst Arts Entertainment in SF

    Rainforest costumed hostess at Quarry Hill Botanical Garden- by Catalyst Arts Eventertainment in CaliforniaClick on her or here to go to our Nature Theme Photo Gallery

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    & on May 28th we sent 2 Golden Winged Fairy Stilt Walkers to a Prom in SF booked by SF Proms.

    Fairy garden elegant Stilt Walkers by Catalyst Arts Entertainment in San Francisco

     

  • May8th

    summer of love graphic
    This year is the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love and so of course the Events world is abuzz with events playing off of this theme.

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    Here are a couple recent parties that we provided entertainment for– customized to this theme.

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    Bash-Creative hired us to bring 4 Hippie Flower Child Stilt Walkers for a Parade at the ‘Share the Love Gala’ for Berkeley Art Museum on May 2nd.

    The parade had musicians and giant silk bird puppets and rainbow flags (from Giant puppets save the World) and featured our Giants- and it lead them from a cocktail reception in one building to the main event in another- acting as a festive and practical way to get guests from a to b.

    hippie flower child stilt walkers by Catalyst Arts for Share the Love Gala in Berkeley

    People loved posing with them and some very classic shots resulted! 

    hippie flower child stilt walkers by Catalyst Arts for Share the Love Gala in Berkeley

    On May 4th we were hired by Olive Events who planned a great invite-only events industry Showcase party at the newly renovated Hotel Zeppelin in San Francisco- to show what a perfect space it is for these sorts of soiree’s.
    We had 2 makeup artists and 3 body painted character model/go go dancers. The party also featured the Rambler restaurant’s food & drinks and The Dark Room Photo Studio, a DJ, and a Flower Crown making station.

    She asked us to create a ‘Cat Eye’ Makeup Station for sprucing up guests looks… and we did that and added some glitter and face paint to the menu so there was something for everyone from subtle to festive.Sixties themed Makeup artists at Cat eye station for Summer of Love Party- mua's by catalyst arts

    It has been our consistent experience that activities such as the Flower Crown making station and face paint and any ‘Human Décor’ as we like to call it- are always a good idea for theme parties because guests instantly feel more part of an event when they look the part… so it is fun to engage in as an activity but also leads to guests feeling more connected, and the photos that come out of the event also look that much better! 

    Face paint, fantasy makeup & beauty makeup station at Summer of Love themed event- by Catalyst Arts

    Our Flower Child Character Model Dancers were a huge hit because they greeted guests, they posed for pics with guests, they blew bubbles and frolicked and lightened the mood of the party, and they danced on the tabletops! (well they danced on the pool table on a cover that was put there for that purpose… but dancing on the pool table doesn’t have the same ring to it. 🙂 ) 

    Body painted flower child Summer of Love character model dancer styled by Audette Sophia- for www.catalystarts.com

    styling/body paint- Audette Sophia

    Catalyst Arts flower power girls at hotel zeppelin

    This giant peace sign is part of the decor at Hotel Zeppelin and of course made a great place to take photos.  

    Butterfly Hippie chick dancer by Catalyst Arts

    WHAT OUR CLIENT SAID:
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    “Everything was wonderful. Thank you so much!! I loved how much the Glam Cat Eye station brought to the event and the face painting addition, and the performers were exceptional. They brought so much beauty & vibrancy to the party and their costumes were spot on.”
    – Allison Fox, Olive Events


    If your throwing a party that could use some Flower Child characters or interactive stations or stilt walkers… Contact Us and we are happy to help.

    Here is the Gallery of the Pro Photographers Shots of the Event.

  • 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

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    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!