Area15, the 200,000-square-foot retail and entertainment center west of I-15 with live events and art installations, reveals Omega Mart, a grocery store meets art installation with zany items for sale from Meow Wolf, on February 18.
Think of Omega Mart as more art than actual grocery store. More than 325 creative artists made 250-plus projects inside the exhibition, which features four themed areas and 60 additional unique environments that include installation-filled rooms, terrains, and portals to other worlds. The Santa Fe, New Mexico-based Meow Wolf creates large-scale immersive art installations as well as arts and music festivals, music videos, and streaming entertainment.
Those who walk through this exhibition can find more than 100 custom items on the grocery store shelves that include Impact Corn, Caltucky Freedom Glaze, and Americanized Beef. Meow Wolf brought on musical and visual artists such as Amon Tobin, Shrine, and Android Jones among the 50-plus collaborators to create this mind-bending experience.
Tickets are already on sale and start at $45 for anyone over age 14, and $35 for Nevada residents.
Other venues at Area15 also plan to open in 2021, including The Beast Food Hall from chef Todd English, Lost Spirits Distillery, Emporium Bar & Arcade, and the Intel Innovation Hub. Still more tenants plan to come on board in the months to come.
Those venues that did open already at Area15 include ice cream shop Emack & Bolios; cocktail and coffee bar Oddwood, highlighted by a 23-foot Japanese maple tree replete with twinkling LED lights; Rocket Fizz with nostalgic candies and sodas; and a lot of art.