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POP Cats 2022, presented by NULO, is a fun-packed festival fueled by the spirit of cats, pop, and art! You’ll love the cat playgrounds; artists; music; photo ops; artisans; brands; cat adoptions; and more! A portion of profits benefits participant cat organizations.

Event Dates

Saturday, April 2nd, 2022
10am to 5pm
Sunday, April 3rd, 2022
11am to 5pm

Address

Artifact Events
4325 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
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Presented by
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FEATURES

CHICAGO, we're finally heading to you!

The ultimate cat experience!

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An immersive world of cattitude

Step into the new world of POP Cats

Have you ever dreamed of being surrounded by everything cats? Us too! POP Cats has turned even more meow-some for it’s 5th edition. Enjoy over 9,000 sq ft of colorful feline-themed atmosphere which will bring out your inner child for a memorable celebration of cats and art!

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It's like being in a cat cafe!

Brand-New Playgrounds

Step into any of our new playgrounds designed with giant cat-food motifs made to dazzle you and your friends. Each one will be blessed with the presence of adoptable kittens brought by our local cat rescues.

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Adopt rescued cats

Playtime with Cats!

If you have never played with a cat before, this is your opportunity to break the ice. Looking to speed-date your future BBF? This is also your chance to meet the cats of your dreams and adopt. You will LOVE IT!

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Cattitude is art

Cat-art Exhibit

Cat art is not only rad; it’s pawsome! Check out our exhibition of totally cool art featuring our feline friends. What could be more inspiring than seeing cats made larger than life in art?!

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Express Your Cattitude

Art Zone

Our festival has always celebrated felines and art, and this year’s we’re opening up a space where attendees can unleash their creativity. The Art Zone is where you can immerse yourself in coloring. Pick any of our delightful cat-themed drawings that you can take home as a fun souvenir.

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Get your cattitude on

Cat-toos

Talented artist, Hannah Steele, will join us at POP Cats. She will be accepting walk-ins for cat tattoos!

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Experience the cattitude!

Buzz-worthy Exhibitors

In every POP Cats edition, we feature exciting and unique exhibitors from all over the nation. You will love finding awesome merch from cat food to feline art, cat-centric services to human apparel. Save up, cuz it’s time to stock on cat merch!

Cat Organizations

Exhibitors

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Experience the cattitude!

Other Activities

Nerd out, laugh, and dive into the cat universe. Learn about anything from raising cats to playing with felines. Topics vary in every edition. Activities will be held on-site at the POP Cats’ venue.

Note: Event activities are subject to change at any time.

Saturday, April 2nd

All activities are included with general admission with exceptions marked in blue.

11 AM – 11:15 AM
How to play with cats
By Ro from Feline Fab
Location: 2nd Floor – Playground


11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Cat Photography 101: How to Take Purr-fect Portraits of Your Cat
By: Erica Danger
Location: Chat Hub – 1st Floor


12:45 PM – 2:15 PM
Film Sneak Peak: Cat Daddies
Featuring: Nathan The Cat Lady and Goal Kitty.
Location: Chat Hub – 1st Floor
We will be playing this award-winning documentary in the background. Courtesy of director: Mye Hoang.


2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
Learn about cat’s body language
By Ro from Feline Fab
Location: Chat Hub – 1st Floor


3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Film Sneak Peak: Cat Daddies
Featuring: Nathan The Cat Lady and Goal Kitty.
Location: Chat Hub – 1st Floor
We will be playing this award-winning documentary in the background. Courtesy of director: Mye Hoang.


4 PM – 4:15 PM
How to play with cats
By Ro from Feline Fab
Location: Round Playground – 2nd Floor

Sunday, April 3rd

All activities are included with general admission with exceptions marked in blue.

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Film Sneak Peak: Cat Daddies
Featuring: Nathan The Cat Lady and Goal Kitty.
Location: Chat Hub – 1st Floor
We will be playing this award-winning documentary in the background. Courtesy of director: Mye Hoang.


12:30 PM – 12:45 PM
How to play with cats
By Ro from Feline Fab
Location: Round Playground – 2nd Floor


1 PM – 2 PM
Choosing your PURRfect sidekick! Learning what’s the best cat for you
Hosted by: Erica Danger
Panel: St. Sophia’s Forgotten Felines, Paws and Claws Chicago Rescue
Location: Chat Hub – 1st Floor



3 PM – 3:15 PM
How to play with cats
By Ro from Feline Fab
Location: Round Playground – 2nd Floor



3:30 PM – 5 PM
Film Sneak Peak: Cat Daddies
Featuring: Nathan The Cat Lady and Goal Kitty.
Location: Chat Hub – 1st Floor
We will be playing this award-winning documentary in the background. Courtesy of director: Mye Hoang.

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documentary Sneak peak

Cat Daddies

Get a glimpse of the award-winning documentary Cat Daddies at POP Cats Chicago. The film captures the bond between a group of men from different backgrounds and their treasured felines. This inspiring documentary also features IG sensations Nathan The Cat Lady and Goal Kitty. Don’t miss it!
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Get yourself cat-tails & snacks

Sip n’ Purr Bar & Doodles Market

It’s the weekend! Refreshments will be available for purchase all day long. Enjoy bubbly drinks and “cattails” at the Sip n’ Purr Bar or hit our healthy snack bar by Doodles Market.

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Cattitude is life

Entertainment

We will playing indie and pop tunes along to set the mood all weekend long.

Want to be an Exhibitor? Apply here. Want to be an Sponsor? Write to hello@popcats.org.