One of the most popular immersive art galleries in the West has announced plans to begin construction on a new 90,000 square foot location in Denver later this year.
Meow Wolf, which launched its “House of the Eternal Return” exhibit in March of 2016, is known for its unique and creative interactive exhibits, as well as its space that allows children to create their own art.
Building on a success that has seen more than 400,000 people visiting its exhibits, Meow Wolf last year purchased an existing 52,000 square-foot structure in Santa Fe to expand its creative space and offices.
Now the art collective is going to build a 5-story outlet in an industrial section of Denver at the intersection of Colfax Avenue and I-25.
That 4-acre site, which is actually underneath I-25, is currently the home of an office belonging to Denver’s Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park, which will be demolished.
In a statement, Anthony Guida, Meow Wolf design director, said that the new building will “activate both the area below and above the viaduct and draw visitors throughout the year.”
According to preliminary plans, the new facility will house up to 60,000 square feet of exhibit space, along with an additional 30,000 square feet that will include a gift shop and restaurant.
Work on the roughly $50 million project is expected to begin later this summer and be completed by early 2020.
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