Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 1, 2023 by Crystal Uys

“Night Out,” by Marc Dennis. Oil on linen mounted panel, 2013

Those of us who love cats already know that cats are works of art. Susan Michal, the curator of CatCon LA, brought together 104 works of art in the forms of painting, sculptures and even a quilt for the inaugural show in 2014. The sequel, Cat Art Show LA 2, will be even bigger and feature more than 70 globally-recognized artists. All of the artwork will be available for sale including both originals and limited editions and a portion of the proceeds will go to Kitten Rescue.

Five Crazy Kittens- Walter Chandoha. Archival pigment print, 1980

“We have asked each artist the basic question, what is the true meaning of cat for you—ally, domestic partner, enemy, frenemy, allergic reaction or guru?” said Michals. “From that, each artist’s interpretation is unique and honest.”

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Sakura Night- Midori Furuhashi. Ink, acrylic and color pencil on paper, 2013

The inaugural Cat Art Show LA was a huge success and garnered national attention. The show was featured in numerous media outlets including Buzzfeed, Time, CNN, and NPR, among others. “Cats have been part of our lives for thousands of years. The Egyptians frequently aligned them with the gods and artists like Picasso created masterpieces centered around cats,” continued Michals. “Now people post them on Instagram and artists interpret them.”

Fleeting Memory – Laura Keenados. Mixed Media Ink and Gold Paint, 2016

Cat Art Show LA will take place at the Think Tank Gallery in downtown Los Angeles. Show hours are Thursday, March 24 from 8 to 10pm, and Friday, March 25 through Sunday, March 27 from 11am to 5pm. Admission is free. For more information, please visit

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