Meow Wolf is an experimental large-scale art venue based in Santa Fe that creates impossibly fantastic immersive experiences.
Recently, the company announced its plans to open two new “portals” in Texas, in Grapevine and Houston.
Travelers will be able to venture into the unknown at the first Texas portal in Grapevine Mills mall slated to open this summer before the Houston location follows a year later in 2024.
“The Meow Wolf story universe is expanding, and Texas holds the keys to our next chapters,” said Jose Tolosa, CEO of Meow Wolf.
The new Texas locations will represent the company’s 4th and 5th outposts. Presently, Meow Wolf has portals in Santa Fe, Las Vegas, and Denver.
“Opening a permanent exhibition in the largest and one of the most diverse states in the country has been on Meow Wolf’s radar for years, and we are excited to be formally underway. The opportunities this state has presented have already become the touchstones of a vibrant, arts-centric portal of imaginative creativity.”
The incoming Meow Wolf in Grapevine Mills will feature the artwork of over 40 local artists.
“Portal hop into worlds unknown at Meow Wolf’s fourth permanent exhibition, located in Grapevine Mills Mall (just north of Dallas Fort Worth International Airport)” reads the Meow Wolf website.
“Venture through unreal, mind-bending narratives brought to life with never-before-imagined immersive art. To say you can expect the unexpected would be the greatest understatement of all time, no exaggeration (do not fact-check).”
The company also stated that it would go for an experience with “the energy of a shopping center”.
Rather than feature bright lights, long lines, and muzak, however, the Grapevine shopping center portal aims to capture the nostalgia of our “first moments of freedom”.
“We’ve never designed two exhibitions in the same state at the same time. The Texas experiences will be deeply rooted in artist collaboration and connected by concealed Easter eggs,” said Dale Sheehan, Executive Creative Director of Meow Wolf in a press release.
More information can be found at meowwolf.com/visit/grapevine.
[Featured image courtesy of Meow Wolf]