Everything You Need to Know About Meow Wolf Denver

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past two years, you’ve probably (definitely) heard of Meow Wolf. In 2016, the Santa Fe-based arts collective opened House of Eternal Return, an immersive, interactive art installation that has received a lot of attention and praise. In early January, the organization announced that it would be creating another permanent art installation—this time in Denver. Here are a few things to know about Meow Wolf’s arrival in the Mile High City.

When and Where?

According to the Denver Post, the installation is slated to open in early 2020. While that might feel a long ways away, there’s a lot to be done. The installation will stand four stories tall, spanning a total of 90,000 square feet. Meow Wolf signed a 20-year lease for their chosen spot, located in the Sun Valley neighborhood at 1338 First St. in Denver. Construction of the project is expected to start later this year.

How Will it Compare to the Santa Fe Location?

Like its predecessor, the installation will include a narrative aspect to the experience, but details have not been released at this time. According to another article on the announcement, two-thirds of the building will be dedicated to the installation, making it three times larger than the Santa Fe location. Amenities including a bar, a café, and a music venue, which will regularly host live events, will occupy the remaining space.

Why Denver?

Denver’s recent growth and existing art scene made it an attractive location for Meow Wolf to expand, but this isn’t their first involvement with the city. Meow Wolf has served as sponsors for local festivals including Maker Faire Denver and CRUSH. They also invested money in local DIY art venues to help improve the safety of the spaces in 2017.

How Can Artists Get Involved?

Meow Wolf hasn’t officially announced its call for artist proposals yet, but the organization is expected to do so this year. In the meantime, they encourage inquiring artists to fill out their interest form.

To learn more about Meow Wolf Denver, visit denver.meowwolf.com.

Image Credit: Photo taken by Lauri Murphy, Art Installation by Amy Westphal