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What’s a Meow Wolf? Denver’s coming art attraction

by | Nov 18, 2019 | Blog, Denver Activities

Meow Wolf is coming to Denver.

No need to worry: We’re not talking about a strange animal that purrs like a cat and pounces like a wolf! Meow Wolf is an innovative, interactive art experience first launched in Santa Fe.

Construction for a similar experience Denver-style is currently underway at I-25 and Colfax Ave., with a planned opening date of 2021.

The Santa Fe exhibit, housed in an old bowling alley that George R. R. Martin of Game of Thrones fame purchased for the project, has been attracting huge crowds since its inception. Inside, visitors enter a two-story house filled with mystery. Their mission is to piece together the strange past of the family that lived there, but has vanished, by reading a newspaper left on the kitchen table, for example, or postcards and diaries in upstairs bedrooms.

Visitors also quickly learn that this is no ordinary home. They can walk through the refrigerator to another world, for example, and discover surprises—all “amidst surreal, maximalist, and mesmerizing… art installations, video and music production, and extended reality content,” as Meow Wolf’s website notes,

Denver’s Meow Wolf will embrace the immersive interactive concept, but offer its unique version on the theme. Details are being kept as secret as classified CIA documents. About the most anyone will say is that it will reflect “Denver’s unique spirit,” as one of the project’s architects put it.

We do know, however, that it will be a 90,000 square foot building comprised of four stories, which will hold a theater, dining area, retail space, lobby and kitchen. The rest of the space will be dedicated to art exhibits.

Recently, large exhibition items have been lowered onto the wedge-shaped site with a crane. It’s walls and roof are going up, with work inside the building to follow. More details to come!

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