Internet Cat Video Festival
How did the old song go? “The cat came back the very next day.” After spending a year at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, the venerable Internet Cat Video Festival is returning to its initial digs on the hill just outside of the Walker Art Center.
Attention, fans of cat videos. The Internet Cat Video Festival is returning to the Walker Art Center this summer. The Minneapolis museum is bringing the festival back as a free community event at Open Field, the Walker’s summer gathering place, on Aug. 14.
Much like the cat who came back the very next day, the phenomenally popular Internet Cat Video Festival will be making its return to the hill behind the Walker Art Center this summer. Doesn’t that just make you purr?
Can you find a ‘Goin’ To The Lake’ experience at the fair? Wednesday was also Read and Ride Day at the Great Minnesota Get-Together. And to celebrate literacy in our state, we had a prickly little Internet celebrity stop by our fair booth.
The first Internet Cat Video Festival was a grassroots surprise, but damned if the Walker and the State Fair powers that be aren’t pulling out all stops to make sure lightning doesn’t strike twice.
Organizers of the annual international ArtPrize competition in Michigan say an Internet Cat Video Festival will be part of this year’s event. The free Sept. 27 showing at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids is being put on by the Walker Art Center.
We know now that cats have at least two lives, since the Walker Art Center announced it will be reprising its wildly popular Internet Cat Video Festival this year.
The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis tested the boundaries of legitimate art with a film festival devoted to the online cat videos that pervade YouTube and social networks.
Event organizers say the cats have purred and the people have spoken. On Thursday, the public will know who the king of all cat videos is.