Announcing our newest Dallas-Fort Worth location: The Real Unreal. The new exhibition will open on Friday July 14 at Grapevine Mills. Tickets are now on sale.
Embark on a journey through a technicolor wonderland that blends storytelling, technology, and immersive art. Explore different dimensions of perspective and creativity through 30+ rooms of multidimensional art and compelling narrative.
A missing boy, a chosen family, and Hapulusgarrulus Lophoaquaflori all lie at the center of The Real Unreal’s story, conceived by author LaShawn Wanak. It all begins with a blended family who has unknowingly unlocked portals to a different existence. As participants investigate these portals to the unknown, they will explore rooms that are both unfamiliar yet accessible through unforgettable psychedelic art. In addition to the exhibition, The Real Unreal will also include a cafe, retail store, and venue for live events.
“When participants step into The Real Unreal, they start a cosmic odyssey where surprises await around every corner, and each discovery sparks its own story,” said Senior Vice President and Executive Creative Director Dale Sheehan, “Every element in the exhibition weaves together a tapestry of characters, stories, and worlds. The creative energy of The Real Unreal extends beyond the physical, and leads to a potential unlimited host of cosmic side-effects.”
Meow Wolf Grapevine brings together 150 artists and fabricators, including 38 from Texas, who have created the artistic installations making up 70 unique and captivating experiences within The Real Unreal. Artists of all forms - including muralists, sculptors, photographers, undermallers, and video game designers - have collaborated on a truly unique installation that will immerse visitors in a captivating narrative. Artists working on this project include Dan Lam, Emmanuelle John, Mariell Guzman, Lance McGoldrick, XaLaVier Nelson Jr., Riley Holloway, and Nico Salazar (Future Fantasy Delight).
“It’s an exciting moment to share the opening date of our next exhibition. The Real Unreal has been in the works for years and takes a bold step forward in our evolution of art and storytelling,” said Jose Tolosa, CEO of Meow Wolf, “As we pursue sustainable and thoughtful expansion, we are beyond excited to bring our unique brand of wonder unveiling this next chapter of the Meow Wolf universe and look forward to having new participants experience Meow Wolf.”
As a means to prepare visitors’ auras for this life-altering anomaly, Meow Wolf invited a mysterious creative wellness brand Laernü to create a pop-up experience at the mall. Laernü's custom supplements and educational courses support practices to tap into creativity from universes beyond our own at unaffordable prices. This pop-up appeared from a rhombus-shaped cloud on May 16. Given the ephemeral nature of multiversal pop-ups, curious earthlings interested in Laernü's offerings should visit the Grapevine Mills directly outside The Real Unreal quickly! Visitors can play and retrieve a myriad of otherworldly ephemera–including Meow Wolf tickets– from Laernü's claw machine.
Starting July 14, The Real Unreal will be open at 10 a.m. daily. Hours are subject to change. Tickets are now available for pre-purchase starting at $50 for General Admission ($45 for Children). All are required to pre-book tickets for Meow Wolf Grapevine.