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
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
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
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
Me-Yow! A roaming cat puppet brought to you by a Minneapolis favorite! Need we say more?
Yuya Negishi: Live Painting / Giant Cat Mural
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
Meet the prolific Flying Cat Art House artist Jessie Lawson and enjoy her unique cat creations!
Susan Gainen: Whimsical Wildlife Documentarian
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
Visit the Animal Humane Society at Internet Cat Video Festival and make a toy for your favorite feline!
Twin Cities Pet Rescue: Kitty Plinko
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
Browse the archives of the Saintly City Cat Club and learn about this unique organization!
The Twin Cities Cat Fanciers: Cat Collage and Coloring
The Twin Cities Cat Fanciers invite you to color and collage some cat images from their collections!
Caring For Cats: Temporary Cat Tattoos
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
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
OTHER MEOW-NIFICENT STUFF
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!
Home for Life: Make 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