Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Cat Painting Takedown (Photos: Nikita Richardson)

Last night, we braved the frigid weather to preserve for posterity the first-ever Cat Painting Takedown at The Active Space in Bushwick. Nearly two dozen lucky individuals (including yours truly) went home with priceless, one-of-a-kind cat-centric artwork. With the ever frisky Matt Timms emceeing, more than 20 volunteer artists painted a surprisingly diverse set of feline portraits while an eager crowd of onlookers peered over their shoulders. All work was auctioned to benefit the Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition and in the end Timms & Co. raised $2,800 for the no-kill shelter. Here, a look at the brilliantly bizarre night.