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Omega Mart brings an ‘immersive art experience’ to Meow Wolf in Las Vegas: Travel Weekly

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Omega Mart, the anchor experience at the art and entertainment district Area15 in Las Vegas, is set to open on Feb. 18.

It will be the second permanent installation of Meow Wolf, the Santa Fe, N.M.-based arts and entertainment company. More than 325 artists have created more than 250 unique projects in the exhibition, which will have four themed areas and 60 additional unique environments.

“We’re thrilled to launch our exhibition in Las Vegas next month,” said Corvas Brinkerhoff, Meow Wolf co-founder and executive creative director of Meow Wolf Las Vegas. “We’ve been working tirelessly to complete the project and can’t wait to introduce audiences to an entirely new mode of storytelling that is truly unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.”

A press release announcing the opening describes Omega Mart as “America’s Most Exceptional Grocery Store,” with installation-filled rooms, terrains and portals. It promises to turn a humdrum visit to a neighborhood market into a “satisfying, psychedelic and totally unpredictable immersive art experience.” Hundreds of products, designed to be interactive and inspirational, are displayed. World-renowned musical and visual artists Amon Tobin, Shrine and Android Jones are among the collaborators at the whimsical experience.

Omega Mart will be open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, from 3 p.m. to midnight on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays. It will operate at 25% capacity during the pandemic; face masks and social distancing are required and temperature checks will be performed.

Tickets, available exclusively online, are $45 for general admission ($40 for children, seniors and military) with a $10 discount for Nevada residents. Attendees will be required to book a time slot for entry. Guests should allow two to three hours to experience all Omega Mart offers.