I drive by the new Meow Wolf Denver site almost every day on my way home, and it's been fun watching the exterior come together. What I haven't been able to see is what they are doing on the inside - which has been a closely guarded secret until just recently.
Located just outside of Downtown, Meow Wolf Denver will be 90,000 sq. ft - making it the biggest Meow Wolf installation yet! 110 local artists, alongside partner artists, and artists from the Meow Wolf team are working to create a one-of-a-kind immersive art experience. There will also be a locally sourced cafe, massive retail space, and a 450-person music venue developed along with Moment Factory (an experiential marketing company headquartered in Montreal).
Meow Wolf is a highly interactive touch-centric experience, which is a challenge due to Covid. They are testing different technologies including RFID to reduce the amount of touching needed at the exhibits.
In the meantime, take a sneak peek at some of the exhibits we know will be ready come opening day.
The Cathedral from Burning Man’s The Infinite Playa is now fully installed in Denver, along with many other impressive pieces from the massive exhibit. According to Senior Creative Director Chadney Everett, “Not only is the construction of the exhibit and all the elements within it on track, but it's moving really quickly. Every day there's new things up in there.”
While Meow Wolf Denver continues to explore a variety of digital mediums for storytelling, the backbone of the upcoming location remains physical art, including sculptures from artists like Santa Fe-based Elana Schwartz. Schwartz’ “floopsing” creature — named “Saudade” — was created with a steel armature covered in lathe, tinfoil, and Raku.
“The Cosmohedron” in Denver, which Senior CAD Designer Adrian Velasquez calls a “giant, virus-like metal structure.” Velasquez uses algorithms to create 3D models, making the design for The Cosmohedron a largely automated process and saving “months of time” on calculating geometry.
Meow Wolf has been making art in Denver for years, like their Dark Palace events and, most recently, the interactive ride at Elitch Gardens Kaleidoscape. We are beyond excited for their permanent location here in Denver!Posted by Ryan Penn on