Convergence Station is now open for quantum travel. The highly-anticipated third permanent exhibition from US-based arts and entertainment company, Meow Wolf, welcomed its first guests on Sept. 17. The sought-after experience sold 35,000 tickets within the first 24 hours of ticket sales opening earlier this month.
“This is unlike anything we — or anyone — has developed before,” said Ali Rubinstein, Co-CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Meow Wolf. “We’ve created an immersive experience out of extraordinary art, while continuing our rich narrative layer for visitors to dive into and connect with on a deep emotional level. Convergence Station will change the face of immersive Art Experiences not just for Denver but for the world. This is next level.”
Meow Wolf has worked with over 300 creatives, including 110+ Colorado-based collaborating artists, to bring 79 unique projects within the four floors of interactive space in Convergence Station to life. These muralists, sculptors, fiber artists and technologists have worked to build a mind-bending installation. Notable collaborating artists working on this project include Kalyn Heffernan, Kyle Singer, Cal Duran, Everything is Terrible!, Molina Speaks, Sofie Birkin, along with Moment Factory and many others.
Photos courtesy of Meow Wolf.
Convergence Station offers an immersive, interactive experience that will transport travelers of all ages into fantastic realms of story and exploration. Guests will discover psychedelic, mind-bending art and an underlying rich narrative, which will take them on a journey of discovery into a surreal, science-fictional epic.
“Our most ambitious project to date, the Denver exhibition, is bound to bend minds, inspire creativity and touch hearts,” said Todd Richins, Executive Creative Producer at Meow Wolf Denver. “From our partnership with artists and collaborators on the venue, to the retail and food spaces within our walls, Meow Wolf Denver is a one-stop immersive and imaginative art experience for all ages.”
The anchor spaces of Convergence Station include:
CONVERGENCE STREET – Once the scorned sanitation district, residents of C Street are glad to have converged away from the bureaucratic landlords of their former homeworld. And because they don’t trust politicians, the citizens elect a new mayor every 20 minutes. The economy of Convergence is based around the collecting and trading of memories, and the hub of this economy is C Street’s Convergence Exchange.
EEMIA – The people of Eemia are led by an ancient scientific order called the Kaleidogoths. When the Convergence tore some of the Eemian population away from their homeworld, they were in the midst of a thousand year ice age.
OSSUARY – Ossuary’s labyrinth of corridors connects many spaces by collaborating artists. Oss has become the “Gold Standard” repository for memories from across the Convergence through both sanctioned and shadow market Memory Trading. The people of Ossuary are led by a historic Lineage of Librarians — dedicated to the preservation of Oss and all knowledge from across the known multiverse.
NUMINA – Numina exists beyond linear time — existing everywhere, and at any point in time, simultaneously. Numina has anchored itself in the third and fourth dimensions by joining the Convergence in order to learn about language, linear time and free will.
In addition to the art, guests can experience the 488-person live performance venue called The Perplexiplex where regular concerts will be taking place, created in collaboration with Moment Factory. Visitors can also look forward to dining at HELLOFOOD, a fast-casual cafe that has both grab and go and dine-in offerings. Inspired by the variety of tastes found in our neighborhood of Sun Valley, HELLOFOOD offers local food and beverage by local entrepreneurs who represent inclusivity and convergence of cultures. Before returning to the real world, guests will also be able to continue their exploration in the exhibition’s gift shop. Meow Wolf’s signature swag has gained a following of its own for its whimsical, maximalist style. Spanning over 2,000 square feet and offering over 1,500 unique items, these carefully curated keepsakes will allow guests to take home a piece of their experience.
Meow Wolf also opened Omega Mart, its second permanent installation in Las Vegas earlier this year, following the success of their flagship location in Santa Fe, House of Eternal Return.