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Internet Cat Video Festival presented by Tinker Federal Credit Union

Date(s) - 07/26/2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: Great Lawn


Top Cat sponsor:

Tinker Federal Credit Union

Saturday, July 26

Pre-show fun starts at 7pm; Movie screens at 9pm

Internet Cat Video Festival presented by Tinker Federal Credit Union

Great Lawn


Curated, compiled and edited by the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), the Internet Cat Video Festival has been lauded by NPR, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and others. It is a raucous, 75-minute romp through the Internet’s finest cat video offerings and it brings thousands of people together each time it’s shown. Experience the joy of a surprised kitten or keyboard cat together. Gather in real time to enjoy one of the Internet’s most popular phenomena. The screening of the film will begin at 9pm, but grab the family, put on your whiskers, and arrive at 7pm to enjoy the pre-screening festivities complete with food trucks, live music, Coop Ale Works, cat themed shopping, painting activities provided by Pinot’s Palette, ice cream, and face painting. Special thanks to Downtown OKC, Inc. and the Arts Council of Oklahoma City.

A Brief History of the Internet Cat Video Festival

In August 2012, the Walker Art Center planned a small experiment as part of its outdoor summer programming on Open Field, the green space adjacent to the building. What if there was an evening program dedicated to the Internet phenomenon of cat videos? Would anyone come to watch videos what they could easily view with a few clicks at home or work? How would this solo hobby translate to a public setting?

Word of the program quickly spread internationally via social media and the press, including coverage as varied as the New York Times, the BBC, Japanese television, Australian talk shows, Brazilian newspapers, CNN, NPR, the Wall Street JournalCat FancySlateTime,CHEEZburger, and many more. The result was 10,000 people gathered on Open Field enjoying the first Internet Cat Video Festival—together.

Co sponsored by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City and Downtown Oklahoma City, Inc.

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