Watch out for Meow Wolf neon-suited 'mall walkers' crossing Dallas-Fort Worth
The immersive art experience known as Meow Wolf is coming to DFW this summer, opening at Grapevine Mills Mall on July 14. If you've somehow been able to avoid this news — if you've ignored stories such as this or this or this — well, you won't be able to avoid it any longer because they're sending their performers out among us, onto the streets of Dallas-Fort Worth.
Meow Wolf is the art sensation founded in Santa Fe in 2008, now making their Texas debut with an installation in Grapevine. Dubbed "The Real Unreal," it promises a Technicolor wonderland with storytelling, technology, and immersive art - much of it created by local artists.
A trailer promoting the show depicts a trippy makeover of an American mall with fake stores, mannequins who come alive, and mall walkers wearing matching neon tracksuits who usher attendees into a procession through the mall and the Meow Wolf experience. (A spokesperson says that is just a trailer and does not depict the actual experience.)
As a hypey prelude, the event is sending those mall-walker performers out for "activations" across DFW from June 23-26. Activations will involve performers descending on popular venues, neighborhoods, and public spaces: playing games, doing aerobic workouts, and offering opportunities to win prizes including free tickets and swag.
You can catch them (or avoid them) and try to score freebies at the following locations:
Friday, June 23
Fort Worth Water Gardens. 1502 Commerce St., 3-5 pm
Fort Worth Stockyards. 131 E Exchange Ave., 5-9 pm
Saturday, June 24
Bishop Arts District. 3-5 pm
Texas Trust CU Theater (*Los Dos Carnales Concert). 1001 Texas Trust Way, Grand Prairie, 7-10 pm
Sunday, June 25
Klyde Warren Park. 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy., 2-4 pm
Riders Field, Frisco (*Frisco Roughriders Game). 8300 Rough Riders Trl., 5-8 pm
Monday, June 26
Deep Ellum. 3-5 pm.
Globe Life Stadium (Texas Rangers’ Game). 734 Stadium Dr, Arlington, 6-9 pm
*The starred locations are at events that require tickets to the respective venue.