Arts startup Meow Wolf is bringing its new arts installation space to Washington, D.C. which is likely to be opened in 2022.
According to Meow Wolf co-founder and CEO Vince Kadlubek, they decided to expand into Washington, D.C. after seeing the vibrant tourism industry in the District, young residents and progressive mindset of the people.
Made in cooperation with the Cafritz Foundation, the three-level platform will have a 75,000-square-foot space and will be situated in the Fort Totten area, according to a press release.
The financial details of the project have not been disclosed. However, Kadlubek said that the developer, the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, will be covering a part of the project.
“Washington, D.C. is an international cultural powerhouse and an ideal setting for the evolving Meow Wolf story universe that began with House Of Eternal Return,” Kadlubek said in a statement.
“Our intergalactic, transmedia story is rooted in a community of underdogs who overcome ‘The Powers That Be,’ and we will have something really special for all the fellow underdogs who seek a transformative experience.”
Jane Cafritz of the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation said they are excited to announce the new partnership with Meow Wolf. “Meow Wolf has grown beyond the innovative DIY art collective to a nationally renowned, immersive art experience,” said Cafritz, adding that this would be an important addition to Washington, D.C. and the Northeast D.C.
“As a team that has been involved in the arts for decades, we are thrilled to see that the future of the art experience will be coming to the Nation’s capital.”
“Audiences should expect dazzling, inspired and wild experiences totally unlike anything they have ever known before,” Kublubek said about the upcoming exhibition in D.C.