It’s your final chance to catch a screening of the Walker Internet Cat Video Festival.
Four years ago, cat videos were officially elevated to an art form.
In August 2012, Roughly 10,000 people turned out for the Walker Art Center’s Internet Cat Video Festival in Minneapolis,many feline fans wearing whiskers and cat-themed T-shirts. The event showcases 79 cat videos that night of the internet’s best feline-centered short films.
We think that cat videos will live on without us, and we’re really excited for other people to take up the mantle and program their own festivals.
Emmet Byrne, the Walker’s design director, told the Star Tribune this week.
The festival became an annual event, featuring more videos, gaining worldwide press coverage and even going on an international tour..The festival was written up in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal,huffingtonpost, Cat Fancy and Time magazine, and got on air on Japanese television, Australian talk shows, NPR and CNN.
But all every good thing must come to an end. This summer, no cat video festival will take place in Minneapolis.