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Meow Wolf is an experimental large-scale art venue that creates impossibly fantastic immersive experiences. The company has recently announced its plans to open two permanent exhibitions in Texas, including one in Houston.
“The Meow Wolf story universe is expanding, and Texas holds the keys to our next chapters,” said Jose Tolosa, CEO of Meow Wolf.
“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 first of the two Texas exhibitions is slated to open in Grapevine Mills in 2023, followed by an experience in Houston’s Fifth Ward in 2024. Regarding their Houston experience, the arts company cited Houston’s large and diverse population as well as community of artists as reasons for its decision to choose Space City as a destination.
“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.
“Of course, the locations themselves are also creative prompts. In Grapevine, we’ll be leaning into the energy of a shopping center—a nostalgic place for many of us, where families gather and young adults often find their first moments of freedom. In Houston we’ll engage a burgeoning arts community in the most diverse city in the nation, which we believe will result in a groundswell of revolutionary artistic expression.”
Their two Texas installment mark the company’s 4th and 5th permanent exhibitions. Earlier this year, Meow Wolf made their debut with a temporary exhibit at South By South West.
Stay tuned for more details.