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Catvidfest Artists, Sponsors, & Community Partners, Too!

The 2015 Internet Cat Video Festival isn’t just about cat videos – this year’s festival will feature a host of local artists, community partners, and sponsors! Come out early, between 6:30–8:30 pm, to participate in a number of fun cat-tivities celebrating cats in a quirky and original ways! 2015 CAT VIDEO FESTIVAL ARTISTS AND ACTIVITIES Edward Vogel: The […]

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Cat Painting by Yuya Negishi

The 2015 Internet Cat Video Festival isn’t just about cat videos – this year’s festival will feature a host of local artists, community partners, and sponsors!

Come out early, between 6:30–8:30 pm, to participate in a number of fun cat-tivities celebrating cats in a quirky and original ways!

2015 CAT VIDEO FESTIVAL ARTISTS AND ACTIVITIES

Edward Vogel: The Secret Music of Cats

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Ed Vogel

Join maker and Piano Lab originator Edward Vogel in this one-of-a-kind of activity exploring the sound of your cat’s name! Match your name to notes on a keyboard by creating your own color-coded score. Name scores will be played and collected for sonata.

 

We Have Cats: Live Roaming Cat Improv

We Have Cats Improv

If your cat worked a day job, what would it be? Discover the answer to that and other hilarious feline comedy mysteries with We Have Cats: Live Roaming Cat Improv!

 

Human Cat Stretching (Yoga)

Join Blooma Yogi, Anne Fink for some cat-inspired stretching!

 

Face-Painting by Karen: Feline Faces
Turn your face into your favorite feline!

 

Art Start’s Artists: Make Your Own Cat Headpiece

Art Start’s Cat Head Piece

CAP-tivating Cats! Join ArtStart‘s ArtScraps Artists and create your own unique cat cap/headpiece using all sorts of funky and fun repurposed materials from ArtScraps! Then settle in for a purr-fect evening of cat videos.

 

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater: Roaming Cat Puppet

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Me-Yow! A roaming cat puppet brought to you by a Minneapolis favorite! Need we say more?

 

Yuya Negishi: Live Painting / Giant Cat Mural 

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Cat painting by Yuya Negishi

Japanese Mural Artist Yuya Negishi will create a giant one of a kind mural in honor of this year’s Internet Cat Video Festival! Guests are invited to paint a mural on another canvas as well!

 

2015 CAT VIDEO FEATURED VISUAL ARTISTS 

Jessie Lawson: Flying Cat Art House

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Image by Jessie Lawson

Meet the prolific Flying Cat Art House artist Jessie Lawson and enjoy her unique cat creations!

 

Susan Gainen: Whimsical Wildlife Documentarian

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Meet whimsical wildlife documentarian Susan Gainen and the wonderful world of animals that stop in her studio to sit for portraits, tell their stories and eat her snacks!

 

2015 CAT VID FESTIVAL COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Animal Humane Society: Make Your Own Cat Toys

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Animal Humane Society

Visit the Animal Humane Society at Internet Cat Video Festival and make a toy for your favorite feline!

 

Twin Cities Pet Rescue: Kitty Plinko

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Twin Cities Pet Rescue

Take a pause and try your paws at Twin Cities Pet Rescue’s game of Kitty Plinko!

 

Saintly City Cat Club, Inc.: Saintly City Cat Archives

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Saintly City Cat Show, Inc. Photo: David Perez

Browse the archives of the Saintly City Cat Club and learn about this unique organization!

 

The Twin Cities Cat Fanciers: Cat Collage and Coloring

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Photo: David Perez

The Twin Cities Cat Fanciers invite you to color and collage some cat images from their collections!

 

Caring For Cats: Temporary Cat Tattoos

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Caring for Cats is an all-volunteer, no kill shelter located in Northeast Minneapolis. The volunteers at Caring for Cats will share temporary cat tattoos with you!

 

Animal Ark No-Kill Shelter

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Animal Ark embraces and follows a no-kill philosophy in their work to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home 800 of Minnesota’s lost and homeless companion animals. Learn about this unique organization with a cool hands-on activity!

 

Minneapolis Bicycle Coaltion: Ride to the Festival

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Take a meow-cifient bike ride with the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition from Gold Medal Park to the CHS Field for the Internet Cat Video Festival. Visit the Facebook Invite for more information.

 

OTHER MEOW-NIFICENT STUFF

 

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Coffee House Press, Cat is Art Spelled Wrong

Selling tote bags and copies of the book inspired by CatVidFest: Cat is Art Spelled Wrong. Co-published by the Walker Art Center, 14 of the most interesting writers we know, all asking and answering the same question: why can’t we stop watching cat videos.

 

Catvidfest Photo Ops

• “Hey, That’s My Cat!” Use this link to upload an image of your favorite feline(s) and we’ll put them on the big screen at Catvifest 2015!

• Bread Your (Inner) Cat: You’ve seen the breaded cats, now it’s your turn! Join the ranks of internet meme-stardom!

• Cat Costume Contest: Dress like your favorite feline and win cats prizes!

• Maru’s Box: Channel your inner Maru in a giant cardboard box and shoot for the stars…or at least the upper seats of the stadium!

Official Festival Merchandise
Get your very own Internet Cat Video Festival t-shirt, hat, and other cool stuff from the Walker Shop.

2015 CAT VIDEO FESTIVAL SUPPORTING SPONSORS

Chuck and Don’s: Collect treats, buttons and coupons from your favorite hometown pet supply store!

 

ONSITE SPONSORS

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Home for Life Animal Sanctuary

Home for LifeMake a cat-inspired postcard with Home for Life, a non-profit animal sanctuary.

The Café Meow: Learn about Minneapolis’s first cat café. Meet The Cafe’ Meow staff and volunteers, learn about this unique new cafe’ and enter a raffle for a chance to win cool Cat Prizes

TrufoodThe Wellness TruFood Wagon will be educating cat parents on the nutritional benefits of TruFood food and treats. Have your picture taken and enter to win prizes!

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