Fine Arts, Marcy To The Rescue

MTAC’s Avant Garden Party Recap

At More Than A Cone's fabulous #AvantGardenParty benefitting animal rescue last night! Thanks for having me @morethanacone #cats #animalrescue #catlover #meow #catblogger #kitty


The rundown on More Than A Cone’s runway, art, animal rescue, and more…


Saturday afternoon.

Penelope Kitten rushes out to the patio where Cynthia is drinking coffee and daydreaming with Marcy sound asleep on her lap.

penelope kitten (squeaking):  where’s the recap?

Cynthia:  Oh, thank you. I’d love a coffee recap. Mine’s getting a little cold.

penelope kitten:  recap! where’s the More Than A Cone gala recap?

Cynthia (lazily):  I posted all the pics on social media.

penelope kitten:  not good enough! get to work. i’ve created an outline, uploaded the pics, and copied links to all relevant websites/news features.

Penelope Kitten marches off to the office.

Cynthia:  I guess this is why Penelope Kitten is becoming more famous than either of us –

Marcy (interrupting):  Stop interrupting my nap.

Cynthia:  She’s got a better work ethic.

penelope kitten (yell squeaking from the office):  recap!

More Than A Cone’s Avant Garden Party To Benefit Animal Rescue Recap:

Cynthia:  Basically, it was a spectacular event. Truly spectacular.

From the mesmerizing Cone Runway Show by Bill Rangel –


To the cool bands, a cat loving DJ, and funny host –


To the creative art inspired by the cone of shame – here.

To the short films by Amy Raasch of Kitty Decides, to the fun and creative vendors (caricature artist, fortune teller, arm wrestler) –


To the adorable animals up for adoption by Kitten Rescue and Angel City Pit Bulls.


Oh and the free cupcakes and wine bar! Yum! I even got to hang out with Lou, the hot mannequin,  from Kitty Decides.


Lou and Cynthia at MTAC’s Avant Garden Party


Our sweet and talented friends from CatConLA, Sugar Fueled, were vending as well.


Freddy was (as usual) an invaluable help behind the booth.


Cynthia and Freddy at the Marcy Very Much MTAC vendor booth. Photo by Anjanae Blackburn/Demi Goddess Chronicle


The only mishap was when the sprinklers unexpectedly came on and soaked all of our booths. We ran around like crazy chickens moving the Marcy Merch out of the way. Luckily, we took it all in stride and the only damage was in soggy shoes and wet feet.

And lastly, and most importantly, we were able to give back a portion of our proceeds to More Than A Cone – which is a fabulous 501c3 that helps out the animals here in Los Angeles!

Like I said, More Than A Cone’s Avant Garden Party was truly spectacular – creative, wonderful, fun. Spectacular. We can’t wait for next year!


p.s. by penelope:

i am penelope kitten and i approve this post.



Marcy Very Much at More Than A Cone’s Avant Garden Party


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  • Reply Patty September 26, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    That looks like such an awesome event! I absolutely love the cone fashion!! So sorry about the sprinkling 🙁

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 26, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      We dried off pretty quickly considering there is a drought. Luckily none of the Marcy Merch was damaged. The real question is – why on earth are they watering their huge lawn in a drought!! Hoping it’s recycled/grey water!

  • Reply Big Momma September 26, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Thanks, Penelope for getting the cone recap done. I’ve been waiting for it!
    Loved that gray kitty being dangled by the rescue person. The gray pit bull is pretty cute too. Gray is so stylish.
    Did anyone beat the arm wrestler? The only hope would be to have a few angry cats attack him as a distraction. Marcy?

    • Reply TheLadyK September 26, 2016 at 1:50 pm

      I love how we keep picking up on the same parts of the post!
      There was an arm wrestler.
      This is an actual thing.
      I need to have a party, just to invite him.
      And Marcy. I would love to see THAT go down… 🙂

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 26, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      oh yeah. i could take him down. no prob.

  • Reply TheLadyK September 26, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    I can’t believe I missed that. Damn you, stupid flu!!!
    Anyway —
    Congratulations on another successful event — here’s to more!
    *raises coffee recap*
    Nice going Pkitty, on getting C to post this…

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 26, 2016 at 10:09 pm

      Thank you!
      i’m putting her on deadlines now. gotta keep movin’
      squeak, pkitty

  • Reply Vik September 26, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    What a great recap, PK is getting to be quite the mover and shaker! Love the pics!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 26, 2016 at 10:11 pm

      She’s SO bossy lately! She yells at me all the time in her squeaky voice!

  • Reply Liz September 28, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Glad Penelope was on top of this because I’ve been waiting for this post! Way to keep the troops in line, Miss P! It looks so fun, and I can’t believe the diversity of events, vendors, and entertainment. I really love the art inspired by the cone of shame, too. What a great expressive outlet for redirecting your pity/laughter/mockery into your art instead of towards your pet. lol And two paws up for the cone fashions. I’d wear a flirty cone skirt for sure!

    <3 Liz

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 28, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      Me too! I’d wear one of those skirts in a heartbeat! Yes – it truly was an incredible event. Such creativity. You would have loved it! 🙂

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