Presented by the Walker Art Center
Come early (starting at 5:00pm) and meet cute cats available for adoption from the Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter!
It's not about watching cat videos, it’s about watching cat videos together!
The world’s first Internet Cat Video Festival at the Walker Art Center in August of 2012 was an unparalleled and unexpected success. Crowds flocked to the lawn of the Walker to watch a curated selection of Internet felines with fellow cat lovers. The New York Times reported: “You could hear the meows nearly a block away, and also the “awwws.” The laughter too…An estimated 10,000 people turned out for an event that was, from its inception to its closing credits, an online meme made flesh (and fur).” Since its stunning debut, the festival has inspired hundreds of news headlines worldwide, launched an international tour and has become the premiere festival for Internet Cat Videos. The second edition of the Festival, in August 2013, drew over 11,000 fans to the Minnesota State Fair and launched a second tour including sold out stops in Brooklyn, Chicago, Oakland, Portland and Memphis, as well as overseas stops in Vienna, Athens, Jerusalem and Northern Ireland.
The Internet Cat Video Festival is the first celebration of online cat videos. The festival is a live event gathering fellow feline fanatics together to watch a curated collection of cat clips in a social environment. This all-new 2013/2014 show features 85 hilarious, odd and downright adorable cat videos spanning 75 minutes and including everything from six second vine videos to short films and everything in between. This show is produced specifically for the festival and is not available online, so make kitty tracks to The Loft and catch The Internet Video Cat Festival while you can! (Running time: 75 mins., Not Rated) Digital