Catalyst Arts is a boutique “eventertainment” company that brings fantastical performers and experiences to celebrations.
We specialize in delighting guests by bringing themes to life and providing the “wow” factor that makes your event stand out. Fully-customizable combinations of our top-notch talent and signature offerings create engaging, one-of-a-kind experiences that are sure to leave a lasting impression. Whether your entertainment desires are practical, impressive, or over-the-top, Catalyst Arts can make them a reality.

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  • We both Enchant & Impress your Guests with our high quality makeup & costumes.
  • We Engage your guests. We don’t just design characters, we design Experiences.
  • We Customize our costuming, props, and interactivities to perfectly suit your theme & intention.
  • Remarkable Photos result from our creative entertainers and photo opps- like Become the Art. This adds to the memorability and the post event buzz.


  • Entertainment Booking & Custom Packages
  • Human Décor- makeup, face paint, airbrush etc…intimate studio sessions to large events
  • Interaction Consultations: creative ideas for enhancing fun & participation at events
  • Catalyst Airship – 25 ft airstream makeover/production studio/VIP Lounge
  • Unique Photo & Video Opps (such as framed mobile photo studio)
  • Promo Makeovers for Entertainers: Get your kit together! copy, photos, videos, etc…


Founder, Audette Sophia

Audette Sophia, executive director of Catalyst Arts Entertainment, 2017 headshot

Has a B.A. in Integrative Arts and a life long commitment to creative innovation & enchantment through entertainment. Her performance career merged with her entrepreneurial spirit early in life leading her to produce thousands of varied entertainment experiences all over the West Coast. As a producer & stilt walker, her birds eye view of the special events world inspired her to create extraordinary costumed characters who interact with guests in novel & engaging ways. She has been face/body painting professionally for over 9 years and combines her skills in fantasy makeup & costuming with her connection to the arts & entertainment community with her biz saavy to make a powerhouse eventertainment production house… Catalyst Arts.

Our Team

Our Team also includes marketing associate John Martin, executive assistant Sarah Arnett, costume & production assistant Raven Aurora, graphic designer Elena, web developer Leo, photography maestros Peter Philips & Hunter Boucher, and a large roster of talented entertainment professionals.

Quotes From Clients

“Catalyst Arts is an amazing company that is always up to a new creative challenge. Any idea or concept you throw at them they can create, even at the last minute. Audette is extremely passionate about her company and only hires the best to work for her and your event. If you ever want to add that additional wow factor to make your event memory every lasting you should definitely rely on Catalyst Arts to make that magic happen! I speak from many years of using and trusting Audettes creativity and skills for all my events ranging from Debutant Balls to outrageous Corporate client parties. ”

– Shawna, Ideas Events

“Catalyst Arts provided their Airship for our Corporate Holiday Party. It was a huge hit! Our guests and team really enjoyed the Airship, a unique mobile photo studio. The Catalyst Arts team was professional, responsive and wonderful to work with. We thank them for making our event so memorable. ”

– Numi Tea

“Catalyst Entertainment were wonderful to work with. Creative, responsive and provided professional fun entertainment. ”

– Mimi, Party Queen Events