Meow Wolf is an experimental large-scale art venue based in Santa Fe that creates impossibly fantastic immersive experiences. After announcing its plans to open new two “portals” in Texas, in Grapevine and Houston the sanctuary of strange has officially opened in Dallas.
While the Houston location isn’t set to open until 2024, travelers can venture into the unknown at its first Texas portal in Grapevine Mills mall, that is now open.
“The Meow Wolf story universe is expanding, and Texas holds the keys to our next chapters,” said Jose Tolosa, CEO of Meow Wolf.
Its 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 first of the two Texas exhibitions is now open in Grapevine Mills, and features 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),” its website reads.
“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 describes the experience as “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.
Earlier last year, Meow Wolf made their debut with a temporary exhibit at South By South West. Stay tuned for more details.