Internet Cat Video Festival Sept 7

Posted in: News- Sep 06, 2013

Family-friendly event to celebrate Art, Theater, and Cats

  • Event Name: The Walker Art Center’s Internet Cat Video Festival
  • Hosted By: Community Concern for Cats
  • Date/Time: September 7th, 3-10pm. Film shows at sunset, approximately 8:00pm
  • Location: Heather Farm Park, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children 4-12, free for 3 and under
  • A raffle and a silent auction will be held throughout the afternoon!

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Whether eating cheeseburgers, playing keyboard, or just being grumpy, cats are the stars of the Internet. In honor of our feline friends, Community Concern 4 Cats invites you to The Walker Art Center Internet Cat Video Festival. This internationally famous festival will be shown on a big screen at sunset. Starting at 3PM there will be music, art, children’s activities, food, beer, and wine. Bring a blanket or low chair for the show. Heather Farm Park, September 7th, 3-10pm.

The first Internet Cat Video Film Festival was premiered by The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN, on August 30, 2012. Thousands of the best cat videos were distilled from all over the Internet into 75 minutes of hilarity and over 9,000 people came from across the world, packing the museum lawn to enjoy the event. What began as a crowd-sourced social  experiment at a leading art center, resulted in national and international media attention with a global audience.

Now, The Walker Art Center graciously presents the west coast premiere of the 2013 edition of the festival with Community Concern for Cats (CC4C) for their September 7th, 2013 screening at Heather Farm Park

CC4C will share this honor with numerous other local nonprofits and has invited over a dozen other animal rescue groups, as well as local artisans, theatrical performers, and musical groups. Celebrity cats such as Cat Blanchett, Meow Streep, Robert Redfur and Howley Berry will be there to be auditioned for a starring role in your home. Even the sponsors are getting into theme: have you ever seen a Catillac Cadillac?

Entertainment will include music from the band Late for Dinner and many other Northern California performers with cattitude. Great food will be available from local vendors, the Contra Costa Wine Growers Association will be pouring from numerous area wineries, and Pyramid Ale House will provide beer. Children’s activities will include projects by the Walnut Creek Civic Arts Center and the Bedford Gallery at the Dean Lesher Center.

Bring picnic blankets or low chairs for the field screening at sunset. Cat costumes (or Puuurda Gowns) are encouraged to participate in the parade and face painters are available!

For more information, contact event planner: Ann Fox foxevent@comcast.net.

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Raffle

Our raffle prize, a unique personalized piece of art, the visual representation of any sound, expressing the moment where it hangs in the air, as a beautiful shape printed in rich color ready to be displayed. This image is the visual expression of a cat’s purr and meow.

Tickets will be sold at the event and the raffle prize drawing will be held before the premier of the feature film!

Born of Sound Raffle Prize

Born of Sound Raffle Prize

Musical Talent

Late for Dinner and numerous other performers will be on stage for the day’s entertainment!

Late For Dinner

Late For Dinner

Muncie

Muncie

Carole Alban

Carole Alban

Introducing our youngest talent for #SFCatVidFest, the soloists of Shadelands Vocal Singers!

Introducing our youngest talent for #SFCatVidFest, the soloists of Shadelands Vocal Singers!

Attending Artists

Laurel Burch, famous for her cat designs and who lived right here in the Bay Area, was a remarkable artist whose works are known and loved worldwide for the delights of her imagination, vivid colors and spirit that she brought to our world.  We are thrilled and fortunate indeed that her wonderful daughter, Aarin Burch, will be bringing with her, some of Laurel’s fabulous artworks.  We are so grateful to everyone at Laurel Burch Inspirations for adding her spirit to this exciting event.

The Laurel Burch inspiration set pieces will add an exciting design to our event.

"Rainbow Cats", Laurel Burch

“Rainbow Cats”, Laurel Burch

Laurel Burch

Laurel Burch

Just a couple of the featured artists who are coming from fur and wide to be a part of this exciting event!

Jeff Leedy
Jeff Leedy
Angelica Samame

Angelica Samame

Kathryn Wronski

Kathryn Wronski

Carla Gelbaum Peace Cat

The Lafayette Art Gallery – Carla Gelbaum “Peace Cat”

Lori is the Pet Ambassador of World Peace One, an international peace program, chaired by Dr. Claes Nobel. Winner of Best Pet Photographer Award by voters of Bay Woof magazine!

Lori A. Cheung
thePetPhotographer.com
Winner of Best Pet Photographer Award by voters of Bay Woof magazine!

Lori A. Cheung thePetPhotographer.com

Lori A. Cheung
thePetPhotographer.com

Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild

Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild

Yoko Ueno Lewis

Yoko Ueno Lewis

Niki Baker

Niki Baker

Sponsors

Michael Stead Cadillac of Walnut Creek 
Bay Alarm

Bay Alarm

Marriott

Marriott

If you are straying from home for the CatVidFest, a luxurious nights’ cat nap can be booked through Marriott for great rates. Click here for special deals.

Sports Basement

Sports Basement of Walnut Creek

PetCo

PetCo

Pyramid Ale House

Pyramid Ale House

Contra Costa Wine Growers Association
Contra Costa Wine Growers Association
Whole Foods
Whole Foods of Walnut Creek
Home Depot

Home Depot

Pet Food Express

Pet Food Express