Austin's first-ever vegan cafe slash cat adoption center Blue Cat Café has already garnered itself quite a following here in Austin since opening last October. If its simple existence weren’t enough to encourage the ongoing presence of Austin's feline lovers contingent (and anyone else willing to pay $5 to come in and hang out with cats), the Kickstarter-funded operation is now launching a series of adorable events with the animals.
This week, everyone can come hang with cats while drinking wine and painting under the tutelage of local artist Rachel Freeman on on Thursday, February 25. Watch Blue Cat’s Facebook page for future cat-filled events including yoga, weekly movie nights, crafting, and more. Events will usually cost between $10 to $20.
Blue Cat’s journey from dream to reality began just over a year ago, with an often ad hoc fundraising juggernaut spearheaded by owner Rebecca Gray that reached morethan $62,000 in just a few short months. She signed a lease in June for a space at the site of the controversially demolished Jumpolin pinata store, which sparked protests on the cafe’s opening day last fall. Since then, though, it has been smooth sailing, and many cats have found their furry forever homes via Blue Cat.