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For more than a year, drivers have been watching Meow Wolf Denver’s future home rise at the intersection of Exit I-25 to the Colfax Viaduct. Some people think it looks like a slice of pizza, others think it looks like a ship. What happens inside the building is still top secret, but more than 100 local artists are working on the content.

This week, however, Meow Wolf revealed a little more information about what’s going on at Meow Wolf Denver: a live venue that will accommodate over 450 people by night and become another installation piece by day; a cafe that highlights local food; A store selling 1,500+ items, many from Colorado creatives.

And like any worthwhile creative endeavor, Meow Wolf Denver is already inspiring discussions, as the comments on the Westword Facebook post about the new developments there show. Joe says:

Cant wait for Meow Wolf to open up so I can see what’s inside. This building is already a landmark that adds to the Denver skyline. It’s perfect!

Counter Sophie:

Go home and gentrify the scum! Chain art galleries are contrary to home improvement, and these Santa Fe entrepreneur brothers don’t care about our town or the Sun Valley neighborhood.

Answers Matthew:

Speak for you I’m an artist from Denver and I’m really excited to have Meow Wolf open. More art is more art, and that’s a good thing.

Admits Jake:

I’m still confused about what the hell this meow wolf shit is.

Christy replies:

It’s interactive art. The House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe is a mazelian room where the visual and acoustic themes change as you move around the house. Lots to see and sometimes to play, very entertaining and stimulating. No medication actually required!

Asks Cameron:

So is it like a hippie IKEA?

No way … but you really have to experience House of Eternal Return, Meow Wolf’s flagship installation in Santa Fe, to accurately describe the place. The same goes for Omega Mart, which just opened in Las Vegas in February. Meow Wolf Denver promises to be bigger than both.

And you need a name that captures that. While the exact date of the opening is still unknown, the installation in the building is actually called that. What would the Meow Wolf Denver installation be called? Leave a comment or share your thoughts at [email protected]

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