The new exhibit is located between the Colfax Avenue viaducts and Interstate 25.
DENVER – You will soon no longer have to drive to Santa Fe to see a Meow Wolf exhibit.
Meow Wolf has announced that it will open its new 90,000-square-foot facility in downtown Denver in the fall of 2021. An exact date has not yet been announced.
The permanent art exhibition is located between the viaducts of Colfax Avenue and Interstate 25 between Elitch Gardens and Empower Field on Mile High.
> Video above: Meow Wolf construction tour in autumn 2019.
“The seashell has been built and the sticky interior is filled with interactive art from more than 110 local artists, partner partners and artists from our own Meow Wolf team,” read a statement from Meow Wolf.
Meow Wolf expects an official opening date to be announced soon. You can sign up for the Meow Wolf email newsletter to be informed about the opening date.
Denver is really pretty in the fall.
– Meow Wolf (@MeowWolf) April 28, 2021
Hundreds of artists and construction workers have worked on the art project since it was first announced in 2018. According to a 2018 Meow Wolf press release, the group was considering other Denver locations, including the old Denver Post building, before settling on the Colfax Avenue side? ˅.
Before building the final building frame in 2019, large cranes had to be used to lift art installations into the building.
New Mexico-based Meow Wolf is comprised of more than 200 artists from the fields of architecture, sculpture, painting, photography, video, virtual and augmented reality, music engineering, narrative writing, performance, and more who work to create bold, immersive experiences.
Over a million visitors have seen Meow Wolf’s “Home of Eternal Return” in Santa Fe since 2008.
The Denver location is three times the size of the original Santa Fe exhibit.
Meow Wolf eventually got to Denver, thanks in part to the Denver Startup Week’s Design Track Chair, which invited the art group to take part in a panel that led to a chain of events that gave the Mile High City the nod.
“We are excited to design this dynamic extension of downtown Denver that will activate both the area below and above the viaducts and attract year-round visitors,” said Anthony Guida, Design Director, Meow Wolf. “Meow Wolf is highly motivated to help revitalize the Platte River and we chose the location because it is funky, bizarre and an opportunity for little urban backfill. What better way to take advantage of the dynamic space between a series of viaducts than building an incredible Meow Wolf experience? “
In 2019, Meow Wolf, in partnership with Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park, opened a new ride called “Kaleidoscape”.
“Meow Wolf’s Kaleidoscape [is] An unprecedented attraction that offers guests an immersive and interactive experience, “said Elitch Gardens.
“Drivers traveling on Meow Wolf’s Kaleidoscape will be immersed in otherworldly movements, deep sounds, wild colors and interactive challenges that, if played well, can save the day. This fascinating attraction will be the first artist-driven dark ride in the World has ever seen. “
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