CatFest 2018, a cat art and film festival presented by Art for Cats' Sake and Big Sky Ranch/CATNIP Foundation, is a celebration of all things feline! On August 25, the former New Orleans Cat and Film Festival moves north to Covington's Fuhrmann Auditorium, 317 N. Jefferson Ave.
For the first time, Big Sky will also host a Cat Café, where guests can enjoy organic coffee while playing with adoptable cats from the nonprofit and its partners. You can even adopt a new family member, as Big Sky, St. Tammany Parish Animal Services and the SPCA will all bring cats and kittens just waiting to meet you at the Big Sky Adoption Lounge.
Proceeds will support research for feline illnesses. The event will feature funny cat videos from the New York Cat Film Festival, and "Boo the Deaf Kitty" will also be on site to meet his fans. The festival will host a series of workshops and seminars for cat owners and advocates as well as a beautiful gallery of cat-themed art, jewelry and tasty treats.
Don't miss the cat cocktails, cat-shaped cookies, chocolates, and more. Feline education workshops and fun games feature feline veterinarians, technicians, and noted cat mystery writer and certified feline behaviorist Dusty Rainbolt.
General Admission tickets at the door are $12 for ages 8 and up, free for children 7 and under. Advance purchase tickets are available on EventBrite. All advance-purchase tickets include online-handling fees.
VIP tickets are $25 before August 15 and $30 after. VIP includes premier seating for Funny Cat Video viewing, access to all seminars, a VIP cat pin and discount vendor coupons.
For information on how to enter photo and video contests, and to learn more about Art for Cats' Sake festival and its foundation, visit artforcatssake.org.
The mission of co-host Big Sky Ranch/CATNIP Foundation is to advance and promote improved health and wellbeing of cats by raising funds to help find cures for feline diseases, specifically FIP, lymphoma and kidney disease. Big Sky encourages all friends of the nonprofit to attend the event to learn ways to help Louisiana’s most vulnerable (and furry) community members.