While some things have changed in Las Vegas since the pandemic hit, one thing hasn't. The city continues to reinvent itself, opening impressive new hotels, debuting new restaurants and offering innovative experiences to make it much more than just a place to gamble.
From Yayoi Kusama’s Tate Modern shows to the recently opened Superblue in Miami, overwhelmingly sensory experiences have swept social media by storm. But what is the distinction between art and attraction?
A 52,000-square-foot art installation hidden behind a refrigerator door may be found in a “interdimensional” Nevada grocery shop complete with mind-bending items, extraterrestrial portals, and surprising landscapes.
There's a lot that's still unknown about Meow Wolf Denver, the massive new arts installation/venue constructed over the past two years at the intersection of West Colfax Avenue and Interstate 25 on the edge of Sun Valley.
Immersive art experiences have been one of the biggest trends of recent years. We’ve seen groups such as Culturespaces and Meow Wolf making waves in the attractions industry. Now, the trend for digital art exhibits continues to grow across the globe, from Tokyo to Paris to Las Vegas.
Putting your finger on Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart is nearly impossible. It’s a transportive, maximalist art installation, rooted in the foundation of a dense, explorative narrative.
Whether you’re looking to avoid the crowds or find out what all the fuss is about and join the fun, here’s the scoop on the most popular attraction in each state.
Meow Wolf teams up with Albuquerque-based Marble Brewery on a new Japanese-inspired rice lager dubbed Day Ghost.
At first glance, it appears to be just a grocery store like any other, with brightly lit shelves popping with colorful products to stoke your impulse to buy, buy, buy.
Now’s your chance to introduce your aspiring young creatives to Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart, which is best described as part art exhibit, part amusement park and part escape room.
After getting derailed by COVID, the psychedelic entertainment company sees encouraging signs that crowds are ready to return to live events.
Created by the renowned Santa Fe artist collective Meow Wolf (the name derived from pulling two random words from a hat during their first meeting), Omega Mart is an amalgamation of some 325 artists’ creations tied together by disparate overlapping story lines which one can follow — or not.
Meow Wolf, the Santa Fe-based arts and entertainment behemoth that grew out of a ragtag collective, has officially announced the 110 Colorado artists who've been working on the Denver installation, the third in the Meow Wolf lineup and the most narratively complex.
Watch the seven-minute music video created by Baltimore pop duo, Beach House, for “Marin’s Dreams,” created in collaboration with arts collective Meow Wolf.
Located in AREA 15, Omega Mart is a wacky supermarket-like experience that is one part art gallery, one part theater and one part vision quest that will leave you feeling like a character from Alice in Wonderland.
The demise of major retailers has left empty spaces, but indoor theme parks & innovative experiences could help with revitalising these retail centres.
Planning your summer vacation? Due to popular demand, Meow Wolf has just released additional tickets for their explosive new installation in Las Vegas, Omega Mart through July 31st.
The spirit of Omega Mart, a Las Vegas installation that allows visitors to “explore an extraordinary supermarket that bursts into surreal worlds and unexpected landscapes."
The Vegas Strip may often seem an irony-free zone, but “Omega Mart” couldn’t exist without satire. And the city seems ready for that.
Meow Wolf's second permanent installation, Omega Mart, is an interactive, mind-bending art experience. Participants explore an extraordinary supermarket that bursts into surreal worlds and unexpected landscapes.
The opening of downtown’s Circa Resort & Casino late last year will be followed by the highly anticipated Virgin Hotels Las Vegas this spring, and the Santa Fe–based arts collective Meow Wolf expanded into Vegas with a new experience, Omega Mart, in February.
No longer are consumers interested in just products or brands, but rather in memories and experiences, an incredibly important trend for real estate investors to follow.
The House is still the House, but there is a newness to the surreal exhibit — which opened in March 2016 in a former bowling alley on Rufina Circle and shut down a year ago as the coronavirus pandemic took hold.
Telluride Film Festival (September 2- 6, 2021) today presents its 2021 Festival poster, designed by Meow Wolf’s Luke Dorman for the 48th edition of the festival. Luke Dorman is the Lead Graphic Designer at Meow Wolf, a Santa Fe-based arts and entertainment company that creates immersive, interactive experiences.
A look inside Meow Wolf's Omega Mart––the Santa Fe, New Mexico-based art collective's 52,000 square-foot immersive and interactive art installation at the recently opened Area15 experiences, dining and retail mall.
Meow Wolf cofounder and director Vince Kadlubek discusses the history and philosophy behind Meow Wolf's unique brand of immersive storytelling.
As the company begins a new chapter in Vegas with the opening of Omega Mart, officials acknowledge the expansion now sets the foundation for the company’s long-term future.
For once, Las Vegas is wowing us with some un-gambling related news.
The space include four themed areas and 60 installation-filled rooms, terrains, and portals to other worlds made by more than 325 artists including Beach House, Brian Eno, Amon Tobin, Shrine, and Android Jones.
Depending on your perspective, Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart is an art gallery, an indoor theme park, a bold statement on individual theatricality, a place to take lots of Instagram photos...
The art collective behind Santa Fe's interactive funhouse House of Eternal Return — which counts George R.R. Martin as a backer — launches its first expansion inside the new AREA15 complex on Feb. 18.
"The show here in Las Vegas is really a social commentary on consumerism, corporate culture and environmental stewardship, and it's what we call an alternative storytelling environment," said Corvas Brinkerhoff, executive creative director of Meow Wolf Las Vegas. "It's mission is driven by conveying a story to the audience."
Step into Claudia Bueno’s aquarium-style installation at Meow Wolf’s new space in Las Vegas and experience the slow, oscillating movements of natural life. “Pulse” is comprised of countless white line drawings that are meticulously intertwined and superimposed on 60 glass panels.
The opening of AREA15 is one of the few bright spots of 2020 and the art, entertainment, dining, and retail space is only getting better in the new year. Most exciting of all: the arrival of Meow Wolf, the team responsible for a trippy, interactive walk-through art installation that's one of the best reasons to visit Santa Fe.
If you’ve ever walked through the washing machine into another dimension at Meow Wolf’s OG Santa Fe location, you know you should expect the unexpected when the Denver outpost opens in late 2021.
For a jolt of 21st century culture, downtown Denver is just short walk away and will unveil a massive art installation from New Mexico-backed artist collective Meow Wolf later this year.
The first Meow Wolf attraction is still taking the world by storm as a mind-expanding trip into alternate worlds and dimensions of reality. Tucked away in New Mexico the original Meow Wolf themed attraction is more of an all-encompassing art installation project than a theme park-style attraction.
Meow Wolf this week shared new images and details about its under-construction Denver location, which the Santa Fe-based company said is on track to open in late 2021.
Midtown is all about Meow Wolf, which turned an old bowling alley into an interactive art installation with a trippy, abstract take on classic Americana. The less you know about this in advance, the better.
Off the Strip, the immersive-art producer Meow Wolf will reveal the sprawling Omega Mart, an “interactive superstore,” at the just-opened entertainment complex Area15 early next year. Anywhere else, and all this would seem like too much to believe.
Meow Wolf, the Santa Fe-based arts and entertainment company whose backers include George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones), has brought on Barbara Ford Grant as its new chief technology officer.
Despite the current market conditions and the difficulties being faced by companies across the world due to the effects of Covid-19, the core objective remains the same – to open mind blowing and immersive creative exhibition experiences.
In this roundtable discussion, led by senior editor Suzanne LaBarre, top executives and thought leaders discussed how to innovate public space.
Meow Wolf has added to its leadership team, announcing the hire of an executive to oversee efforts to build a healthy workplace environment.
There’s little surprise then that this inspiring city is also internationally renowned for its art scene, both traditional and experimental as creatives touch everything from the gallery-dense Canyon Road, to a psychedelic show-stopper called House of Eternal Return.
It’s a somewhat rare occurrence to meet someone born and raised in Las Vegas. Artist Heather Hermann, a seventh-generation Nevadan, not only meets that criterion, she has the history of this city running through her veins.
Meow Wolf got a surprise shoutout on the “James Corden Show”. Corden goes on to commend band member Reggie Watts on how cool he is for knowing someone from a Santa Fe art installation.
Much like House of Eternal Return (which explored a “peculiar Victorian manor”), Omega Mart has a rich storyline that explores the ins and outs of a grocery store.
Meow Wolf has been making some changes and the newest exhibit turns trash into art. It’s called “Trash Temple” and it’s made out of things that would have normally ended up in the landfill.
Dubbed Omega Mart, the 52,000 sq foot space will be Meow Wolf’s second permanent installation after House of Eternal Return in New Mexico, and a press release promises “an even richer storyline [with] elevated narrative and technical elements” – not to mention an assortment of products with “an uncanny ability to fulfill desires beyond expectation.”
The Santa Fe, New Mexico, arts collective, known for its psychedelic live events, is plowing ahead with its newest permanent installation—an interactive grocery store that blends narrative storytelling, technical wizardry, and commerce.
Meow Wolf is opening the immersive Omega Mart grocery store in Las Vegas in early 2021. The one-of-a-kind artainment experience will anchor AREA15.
Las Vegas, Nevada (August 10, 2020) - Meow Wolf, the Santa Fe-based arts and entertainment company, announced today that it will be opening the grocery store Omega Mart in Las Vegas.
Knott’s Berry Farm last week felt more like a national park than a theme park. Reopening for a Knott’s-designed food event dubbed Taste of Calico, the park‘s famed ghost town was clear for roaming on an early Friday afternoon.
"What we’re doing is a social experiment,” Montoya said. “It’s our responsibility as artists to respond to the world that we’re living in. I think more and more, we can’t sit back and fall into escapism...."
From a live events standpoint, the question to ask is, Where do we want to be? And I don’t think one should just assume that the place to be right now is digital.
An artist's primary challenge is to make the invisible, visible—to give shape to the abstract: our emotions, our innermost thoughts and fears.
So the club on Friday went on social media to show its fans a 2-minute-plus video shot partly in Meow Wolf, again a prominent jersey sponsor, and at Isotopes Park, its home field.
House of Eternal Return will be closed through March 31st, and all events will be canceled through April 15th, 2020.
The House of Eternal Return is a neon assault on the senses—in some ways similar to Yayoi Kusama’s mirrored rooms of fantastic gourds—reminiscent of a ghost train at a local funfair, only on a larger scale. Meow Wolf, the collective behind the installation, built everything themselves. Most artworks are touchable, many are interactive and the scale of the installation (20,000 square feet) is such that hours slip by before people emerge, blinking and overstimulated, into the outside world.
Stop by Meow Wolf, Santa Fe's hottest interactive art experience. See if you can solve the mystery of what happened to the Selig family – but it might take you hours upon hours of traipsing about the whimsical, neon, alien multiverse.
Meow Wolf is a pop-cultural phenomenon featuring innovative, interactive exhibits at its complex that opened in Santa Fe in March 2016. By July 2018, 1 million visitors had ventured into the “House of Eternal Return” exhibit, making Meow Wolf a prominent tourist draw in a city of many such attractions.
Just a few minutes’ drive from the Strip, this indoor and outdoor arts, dining and entertainment venue (AREA15) hopes to become one of Vegas’ top destinations. Why? Its top tenant is Meow Wolf, the quirky interactive and immersive art meld in Santa Fe, N.M. Meow Wolf plans to up the ante in Vegas with a larger, more dynamic venue.
In 2020, Meow Wolf will open an original immersive experience in Las Vegas. While few details are known about the company's second permanent exhibition, a visit to Santa Fe offers an idea as to what Las Vegas locals can begin to expect when it opens at Area15 next year. Guests who visit The House of Eternal Return are welcome to explore it like a funhouse. But those who are drawn to the mystery are invited to try and figure out what exactly happened to the Selig family — and why their home was subsequently overrun by figures in white lab coats.
Meow Wolf’s Kaleidoscape is among 19 other attractions in the running for the best new theme park attraction to debut in 2019.
“It was scary,” he said of Meow Wolf’s new virtual reality installation, which brought the spirit of Balloon Fiesta to the immersive arts and entertainment company’s fabled House of Eternal Return exhibit in Santa Fe.
The Santa Fe-based arts startup — which debuted its "House of Eternal Return" exhibit in 2016 and is expanding to several of America's biggest cities — is projecting $18 million in revenue this year, up around 50% from the year prior. It is also seeing a record number of visitors at its Santa Fe location, according to Kadlubek's post.
On paper, nothing should make sense about Taos Vortex. The festival is the brainchild of Santa Fe art collective, Meow Wolf, best-known for their immersive art space, the House of Eternal Return.
The House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is a wild place. Open the door to the refrigerator, and step right into another dimension full of secret passages, surreal objects and out-of-this-world experiences.
If the name House of Eternal Return alone isn’t enough to command your attention, the fantasy-filled journey you experience inside surely will. This fixed exhibition by the arts and entertainment collective Meow Wolf features a series of psychedelic rooms and hidden passages that feel straight out of a Tim Burton film.
Meow Wolf started as a loose group of penniless punks. Now it’s a multimillion-dollar dream factory anchoring an “immersive bazaar” in Las Vegas.
In two years, the House has transformed Meow Wolf from a cadre of broke creatives into a 400-employee-strong organization with a fundraising clip on par with tech startups — and a shot at upending the art and entertainment industries as we know them.
The exhibition will feature a new immersive narrative with uniquely interactive art experiences. Grand opening will be in 2022. Meow Wolf will reveal more details about plans for D.C. in 2019.
Just as visionary as Meow Wolf’s maximalist approach to creativity is its commitment to changing attitudes and practices when it comes to art and economics...
Creatives on the coasts will claim through omission that nothing culturally significant happens in the Mountain Time Zone. Of course they're right (don't question it)--save for one critical oversight... an extraordinary Santa Fe success story called Meow Wolf.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with CEO and co-founder Vince Kadlubek about the transition from artist collective to multimillion dollar company.
“You have to go with your gut,” Martin says. “That's all you have. And my gut told me Meow Wolf was up to something very special here."
No. 4: Taking entertainment to the next level, Meow Wolf in Santa Fe is an immersive, interactive art installation.
...Meow Wolf showed off its Navigator, a giant robot vehicle that attendees could interact with via a combination of touch screen displays and superimposed AR imagery of distant galaxies.
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