Enter the Mystery Room
Meow Wolf Grapevine debuts community space for workshops and private parties
Meow Wolf, the immersive art exhibit from Santa Fe that debuted in Texas last July, is expanding its location in Grapevine with a new offshoot. Called the Matt King Mystery Center, it's a creative hub and event venue, newly opened within the installation at Grapevine Mills Mall.
Named for the late Matt King, an artist and co-founder of Meow Wolf, it's a multipurpose space that can be used for workshops, community center, open studio, or private venue for rent, vying for bookings such a birthday parties and corporate meetings for 35 to 300 people.
The center will offer programming throughout the year including free public programming as well as ticketed events. Anyone who buys a ticket to an exhibition can utilize the space during open studio hours on Saturdays and Sundays from 3-6 pm.
Rental rates are dependent on the type of event, but a typical private party might start at $600 per hour with a 2-hour minimum.
It's the franchise's first multipurpose space outside of Rainbow Rainbow, a similar set-up at the original locale in Santa Fe.
The space is a former meeting room which they've transformed into artsy with the addition of a vividly colored Texas-inspired mural called We Are Home by Dallas artist Daniel "DIY" Yanes.
Meow Wolf Grapevine will also host a monthly workshop series there with Trade Oak Cliff starting February 20, featuring Meow Wolf & Trade Oak Cliff artist Laura Davidson.
According to a release, Matt King was a driving force and lead artist across approximately 34 Meow Wolf projects around the U.S., leading up to their flagship groundbreaking exhibition The House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe. From 2018 to 2021, he played crucial roles in leading three exhibitions: Omega Mart, Kaleidoscape, and Convergence Station.