CANCELLED - “Equinox of the Cats”

Artist David Normal To Host A Closing Reception for Hayes Valley Public Art Installation Cathenge on March 22nd at Patricia's Green

Image of six catoliths lit up at night by David Normal

“Equinox of the Cats” poster by David Normal

Friday March 22, 2024 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Patricia’s Green, San Francisco
Admission Free - All Ages

SAN FRANCISCO, March 20, 2024 —  Join Cathenge artist, David Normal and friends, in celebrating 16 months of Cathenge at Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley. At the end of this month, Cathenge Cat Temple will be deinstalled at Patricia’s Green. Since its installation in November 2022, the San Franciso Art Commission sponsored project, Cathenge, has become a neighborhood institution providing an multisensory experience yet welcoming social space for all and everyone.

“Equinox of the Cats” is a closing party to bring together fans, supporters, friends, and collaborators in the community to celebrate the joyful success of this art installation. There will be music and dancing, and the artist, David Normal, will give a presentation on the creation of Cathenge.

Come to Cathenge at Patricia’s Green on Friday Evening March 22nd and Say Farewell to the Catoliths!

Spukkin’ Faceship
Dave Synth
More TBA

David Normal: The Cathenge Odyssey - the Inspiration, Design and Construction of Cathenge - a 6 year odyssey!

David Normal: “The Kittolith” - The Kitten of Cathenge! Display and demonstration of the new 5’ tall interactive, mobile, and portable version of the Catolith Cat Statuex.

For further background about Cathenge please see the website:

For Cathenge photos please click here.

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About Patricia's Green Public Art Program in Hayes Valley
The annual rotating sculpture public art program at Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley is managed by the San Francisco Arts Commission. Thanks to the advocacy efforts of the Hayes Valley community, funding for the program comes from development impact fees which are allocated exclusively for this purpose as the result of advocacy efforts from the Hayes Valley community. Since 2005, Patricia’s Green has been a site for large-scale sculptural installations. The opportunity to display work from artists from the Greater Bay Area is announced publicly every year and a panel of local community members selects their choice. Artists are contracted to loan their work to the City and their fees cover transportation and installation costs as well as an artist honorarium.

About the San Francisco Arts Commission
The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) is the City agency that champions the arts as essential to daily life by investing in a vibrant arts community, enlivening the urban environment, and shaping innovative cultural policy. Our programs include: Civic Art Collection, Civic Design Review, Community Investments, Public Art, SFAC Galleries, and Art Vendor Licensing. To learn more about the agency and other public art opportunities, visit

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