Meow Wolf, the arts and entertainment company known for “Convergence Station” (Denver), “House of Eternal Return” (Santa Fe) and “Omega Mart” (Las Vegas), has announced the opening date and name for its next location: “The Real Unreal.” The new Meow Wolf Dallas exhibition will open on Friday, July 14 at Grapevine Mills, located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Tickets are now on sale.
Participants at Meow Wolf Dallas will embark on a journey through a technicolor wonderland blending storytelling, technology, and immersive art. The experience encourages participants to explore different dimensions of perspective and creativity through more than 30 rooms of multidimensional art and compelling narrative.
A missing boy, a chosen family, and Hapulusgarrulus Lophoaquaflori all lie at the center of “The Real Unreal’s” story, conceived by author LaShawn Wanak. It all begins with a blended family who has unknowingly unlocked portals to a different existence. As participants investigate these portals to the unknown, they will explore rooms that are both unfamiliar yet accessible through unforgettable psychedelic art.
In addition to the exhibition, Meow Wolf Dallas will also include a cafe, retail store, and venue for live events.
“When participants step into ‘The Real Unreal,’ they start a cosmic odyssey where surprises await around every corner, and each discovery sparks its own story,” Senior Vice President and Executive Creative Director Dale Sheehan said. “Every element in the exhibition weaves together a tapestry of characters, stories, and worlds. The creative energy of ‘The Real Unreal’ extends beyond the physical and leads to a potential unlimited host of cosmic side-effects.”
“The Real Unreal” brings together 150 artists and fabricators, including 38 from Texas, who have created the artistic installations making up 70 unique and captivating experiences within “The Real Unreal.” Artists of all forms – including muralists, sculptors, photographers, undermallers, and video game designers – have collaborated on a unique installation that will immerse visitors in a captivating narrative.
Collaborating artists working on this Meow Wolf Dallas project include Dan Lam, Emmanuelle John, Mariell Guzman, Lance McGoldrick, XaLaVier Nelson Jr., Riley Holloway, and Nico Salazar (Future Fantasy Delight).
Starting July 14, 2023, “The Real Unreal” will be open at 10 a.m. daily. Hours are subject to change.
Tickets for Meow Wolf Dallas are now available for pre-purchase starting at $50 for General Admission ($45 for Children). All are required to pre-book a time slot for entry.
About Meow Wolf
Meow Wolf is a Santa Fe-based arts and entertainment company that creates immersive, interactive experiences that have transported participants of all ages into fantastic realms of story and exploration. Recognized in Fast Company’s World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies (2022 and 2020) and USA Today’s Top 10 Best Immersive Art Experiences (2022), Meow Wolf experiences engage millions of curious seekers through discovery and play.
The company’s first exhibition in Santa Fe (2016) is the THEA Award-winning, international sensation, “House Of Eternal Return,” which reveals a multidimensional mystery house with secret passages, portals to magical worlds, and surreal, mesmerizing art exhibits. “Omega Mart,” at AREA15 in Las Vegas (2021) is an eye-popping smorgasbord of art in a dreamlike grocery store where other worlds gleam just beyond the frozen aisle. Denver’s “Convergence Station” (2021) is a maximalist grandiosity of architecture, a quantum transit station that connects to four alien worlds forged together in a post-singularity moment of amnesia.
Meow Wolf Dallas will open “The Real Unreal” in July 2023 with the next location opening in Houston in 2024. Meow Wolf is proud to be the first certified B-Corporation in the themed entertainment industry.
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