Hundreds of self-proclaimed cat people gathered in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday night for the opening of Cat Art Show, a gallery of multimedia pieces that share one theme: love of cats.
Shannon Leigh, whose bright blue dress was printed with cats wearing smaller, brighter dresses, didn’t expect an actual gallery of fine art when she first attended three years ago.
“I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of art here,” Leigh said. “Like, this is a legit art show that just happens to be about cats.”
The fact that people pass off the show as some kind of niche event for “hoarder spinsters” strikes a nerve for Susan Michals, Cat Art Show’s founder and curator.