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  • 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! 

  • 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.

    GiraffeandTiger_netflix

    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.

    MardiGras_LivingTable

    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

    BlueMoon_bubblyskirt

     

    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!

     

     

     

  • February29th

    Some of the Great Events we got to bring Entertainment to this Month included:

    Chinese New Year Tech Party

    We brought some great color and excitement to a Chinese New Year themed party at a Tech company in San Francisco.
    The red and gold costumed entertainers represented the Fire for the fire monkey year… and we had a Stilt Walker, Living Table, and Champagne Skirt.Asian Empress Champagne Skirt and chinese new year asian stilt walker in SF by Catalyst Arts

    Fire showgirl Living Table and chinese new year asian stilt walker in SF by Catalyst Arts

     

    Wedding Pop up at the City Club SF

     Our fabulous golden Deluxe Champagne Skirt Lady greeted guests as they wandered into the charming Wedding Pop up produced and hosted by San Francisco City Club. Guests got to sample many options available to them for wedding rentals including hair/makeup, drinks and nibbles, photo booths, cigar rolling, and of course the champagne bar perched on the costume of our performer.
    Their official blog about it- with fabulous pics!

    Golden Wedding Chamapagne Skirt at City Club by Catalyst Arts Entertainment

    Mad Science themed event at the Exploratorium

    Our favorite Entertainment Agency client Entire Productions brought us in as part of a highly customized Entertainment package for a corporate event at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Entire Productions worked closely with the client to come up with the beaker skirt concept and then we got to bring it to life!

    It was a Mad Science theme and all the catering staff were in lab coats. We got to create a futuristic new costume and bring out a Champagne Skirt specifically designed/created to carry glass beakers- which can be used to hold flowers or messages- or in this case bubbly with flavored liquers. More on our Champagne Skirts

    Beaker Champagne Skirt futuristic cyborg performer- Catalyst ArtsOur Mad Scientist character actor was going around engaging guests in his eccentric geeky way while also serving nibbles of a lit up tray. This is what we love to do- have fantastical characters that also serve practical functions.

    Mad Scientist walkabout character with serving tray by Catalyst Arts Entertainment

    Great Gatsby Party at Mountain Winery

    We were brought in under Rick Herns Productions on a gorgeous Gatsby themed corporate soiree up on the hill in Saratoga at the Mountain Winery.
    As always Rick Herns did an incredible job with all the Decor. He has props and decor for almost every theme and custom made some new ones for this.

    Gatsby Themed Event Decor by Rick Herns Productions

    Gatsby Themed Event Decor by Rick Herns Productions

    Our Gatsby Showgirl Champagne Lady was a greeter and bubbly hostess… making guests feel special as they arrived. Rick paired her with 2 other character actors that gave out “money” for the gambling tables and hair decorations for the ladies to get into the theme.

    Gold 20's Gatsby Champagne Skirt** We also added a new page to our web site that highlights a variety of 20’s Themed Entertainment Options available through Catalyst Arts.
    CHECK OUT OUR 20’s ENTERTAINMENT MENU

  • October1st

    It has been a Fabulous month with a decidedly Vintage lean…

    Guide Dogs for the Blind- Aviation themed Fundraiser in SF (our 2nd big event for them!) Our Airship Captain & 2 Air hostesses brought the theme to life. Special Thanks to Mimi from The Party Queen Event planning for booking us again.
    WW2 Air Hostess tray lady by Catalyst Arts
    Air Stewardess Tap Dancing

    Aviation Trio airship captain & hostesses at Guide Dogs for the Blind Event

    September 19th We Also Got to do a Gatsby themed Wedding in lovely Calistoga (Booked by our favorite entertainment agency- Entire Productions)

    We showcased our brand new Peacock Gatsby Showgirl costume (designed by our own Audette Sophia) and a baby blue bling showgirl costumed by Mercy Daae

    Gatsby Showgirls at wine country wedding

    Gatsby Showgirls at wine country wedding

    peacock flapper gatsby showgirl
    Gatsby Wedding stiletta feather fan in the vineyard