Walker Art Center
is renowned for its curation of compelling artworks, cutting-edge contemporary performance, and thought-provoking films. But it's generating a great deal of buzz lately for a particularly quirky offering that's distinctive in the art world: an Internet Cat Video Film Festival.
in ABC News, the "festival" is really just an hour-long event, held at the center's Open Field space on August 30th.
Since organizers are still reviewing submissions, a solid lineup hasn't been announced, but ABC posited that some viral favorites could be included, such as Surprised Kitty
, which had more than 64 million views on YouTube as of late July.
News stories about the festival abound, appearing in the Kansas City Star
, Los Angeles Times
, BBC News
, and Gawker