Press Release

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Oakland Museum of California Presents VIP Preview Screening of Walker Art Center's Internet Cat Video Festival
OMCA celebrates funny feline videos and cat communities with special Friday, May 10 VIP screening of the Oakland Internet Cat Video Festival

(OAKLAND, CA) April 17, 2013–The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) invites cat lovers and feline fans to an exclusive preview of the Walker Art Center’s celebrated Internet Cat Video Festival, featuring a curated collection of cat videos projected larger-than-life in OMCA’s James Moore Theater on Friday, May 10, 2013, at 7 pm. The event begins with a special discussion featuring Scott Stulen, project director of the Walker Art Center; René de Guzman, OMCA senior curator of art; and Douglas Long, OMCA senior curator of natural sciences. All seats are $25. Advance ticketing is recommended due to limited seating. Tickets are available online at: omcacatvidscreening.eventbrite.com The feline festivities continue on Saturday, May 11, 2013, when the Great Wall of Oakland hosts the Oakland Internet Cat Video Festival from 3 to 10 pm on West Grand between Telegraph and Broadway. With proceeds benefiting the East Bay SPCA, the Oakland Internet Cat Video Festival is a community event celebrating cats, art and technology while educating the public on the importance of cat adoption and kitten fostering. The festival features a day of cat-themed music, cat adoption and fostering information, local food trucks, pet product vendors, local artisans selling arts and crafts, and opportunities to participate in a variety of art and cat activities. Cats and kittens will be available for adoption through the East Bay SPCA, Cat Town, Hopalong Animal Rescue and the Feral Cat Foundation. The film screening will begin at sunset on the West Grand in front of the Great Wall of Oakland. A cat-themed aerial duet by Bandaloop will take place before the Bay Area premiere of the Walker Art Center’s Internet Cat Video Festival. For more information about the Oakland Internet Cat Video Festival, visit oaklandcatvidfest.com.