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Meow Wolf: Origin Story

Dec 13, 2018 10:09PM ● By Stephanie Wilson
Did you hear? In 2020, Meow Wolf is coming to Denver. The newest exhibition from the creative artist group outta Santa Fe the one with that otherworldly interactive exhibit called “House of Eternal Return” based in an old bowling alley bought and transformed by Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin is set to open in the Mile High City’s downtown neighborhood.


Last month, the Denver Film Festival offered theater lovers a chance to catch the new Meow Wolf: The Origin Story documentary before the rest of the nation. (The film debuted at 600 theaters across the country on November 30 for a special one-night-only screening put on by Fathom Events).

The film gave a glimpse at what to expect when the new Meow Wolf outpost opens in Colorado in a few years. First thing you need to know: you can buy tickets to the creative showcase already. Hell, you can even buy a lifetime pass, for $10,000. That pass gains you and a guess entry to all Meow Wolf locales the ones already in the works and the inevitable subsequent hot spots plus admission to the opening night gala and all special events. The pass comes with a limited-edition gift box and the Lifetime Pass membership card, engraved with your name.

If $10k is a little outta your price range, for one-tenth the cost, you can get a ticket to the opening night gala in Denver, which start at $1,000 now but will go up in price as the premiere date nears. To be among the first few people to visit the Mile High Meow Wolf, opt for the $50 “First Week” ticket. All of these are available on MEOWWOLF.COM.

All purchases go toward helping ensure the Colorado outpost is just as hot as the Santa Fe installation, which is a must-see if you’re ever in that part of the country. Or try to catch a screening of the origin story documentary, which is sure to hit Netflix soon enough. The screening portrays what it took to infuse the Santa Fe strip mall with a little magic. As the press briefing explains: When artists dumpster dive to survive, they aren’t looking to change the world but once in a generation: it happens.


Here’s the official briefing:

“In one of the highest adrenaline, most unlikely success stories you’ll ever see, Meow Wolf: Origin Story takes us through the meteoric rise of a penniless, anarchic art collective as it attracts the support of George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones) and morphs into a multi-million dollar corporation in just a few short years. With the opening of its instantly successful exhibition, House of Eternal Return, the group sets its sights on new exhibits around the world. How does a team of ragtag millennial artists become one of the most compelling new startups of this generation, and what will they do next? Origin Story follows the seven eclectic founding members and hundreds of volunteers as they struggle with fracture, loss, success, and failure over a decade while constantly redefining themselves and what art can really be. The film is an artistic explosion in and of itself, throwing down a kaleidoscope of color, sound, and music that brings this crazy, highly inspiring ride to life.” – Stephanie Wilson