Edits by Drew Tulchin
In March, Meow Wolf celebrated one year since opening “House of Eternal Return” in Santa Fe. The immersive arts experience posted impressive first year numbers of 400,000 visits. This surpasses the first year goal of 150,000 tickets, adding millions of dollars to the local Santa Fe economy.
Amanda Clay, the new general manager said, “Things kind of exploded quickly, and we’re still exploding.” (Santa Fe New Mexican, 3/15/17)
The company registered as New Mexico’s newest B Corporation and is seeking certification for its triple bottom line efforts. These include providing living wages for young professionals and artists in Santa Fe, donations to local causes, green building, plus other social, community, and environmentally motivated good business. Gift shop sales support 60 local artists, the music venue hosts regular shows of local and national acts, and the company continues to hire full time opportunities.
Meow Wolf Creative Studios was formed for expansion projects outside of New Mexico. This establishes a manufacturing center with a national headquarters here in Santa Fe.
Meow Wolf took a break this winter to install new exhibits and freshen existing ones. A tour of the Santa Fe location is featured here by KOB News:
KOB story by Eddie Garcia “Revamped Meow Wolf reopens with portals to other dimensions”
There are lots of other fun, new initiatives. Check out the Meow Wolf BLOG for more stories and events. Meow Wolf was featured in a Red Bull TV (also Hulu) documentary series, “Screenland” in April. With regular media reports and a constant social media presence (USA Today ranked Meow Wolf “the most popular New Mexico place on Instagram”), watch for solid growth and more news. Come visit!