Converge into AREA15 for experiential art.
AREA15 immerses all who enter its domain in experiential art that defies convention and the ordinary. AREA15 is a vibrant mashup of sculpture, immersive experience, community, music, and food in one building. Its art galleries, including anchor tenant and art collective Meow Wolf, reach out beyond 3D to bring everyone into a new plane of existence.uch like the highly classified Air Force base and (allegedly) alien research counterpart in the desert,
It all begins with Art Island, more like an Art Galaxy Experience, featuring larger-than-life pieces from the world’s wildest festivals. The outdoor gallery showcases dynamic, multidimensional works from avant-garde events and artists from around the world.
As guests enter the portal of AREA15, they’re welcomed by Shogyo Mujo, an interactive, 12-foot-tall skull covered in 3D projection mapping and synched to music co-created by Bart Kresa and Joshua Harker, artists renowned for their large-scale projects. Kresa is a Master Projection Designer known for his award-winning augmented realities, and Harker is a pioneer of 3D-printed art and sculpture. The name “Shogyo Mujo” represents the first of the three marks of Dharma, which state that all things are transient and impermanent. The sculpture ventures into the fourth dimension of time to give each guest a uniquely different experience based on when, where, and how they view the piece.
“The Spine” is the backbone that ties everything at AREA15 together in an ever-changing corridor filled with one-of-a-kind art installations, engaging brand activations, and unique commerce. Located in the heart of The Spine is Valyrian Steel by Henry Chang Design—a kinetic art car that is part Mad Max, part Mars Rover. Chang, a Las Vegas artist, originally built the artwork for Burning Man, combining his unique background in computer science, political science, and classical and jazz piano to fuse art, science, and engineering. His pieces showcase his belief that everything is related and bigger is better. Marvel at the big-block V-8 engine and eight-wheel parade car layout, with chassis components made from stainless-steel tubing modeled on DNA helices and fabricated with the precision of aerospace engineering.
Step inside Infinity Ship (No. 1) by Matt Elson to alter the perception of reality. The shipping container (ADA-compliant) is now transformed into a psychedelic kaleidoscopic glimpse into the infinite, creating Instagrammable photo ops. Conceived as a series of mirror-worlds traversing the globe by road, sea, or rail, the Infinity Ships come together to create encompassing art and reflection.
After all the imagery and information over- load, The Sanctuary by Ibuku Design Studio offers a tranquil place to rest and reflect. Inspired by Indonesia’s volcanoes, it’s an earthy, airy dome made from all-natural materials, including bamboo carefully selected from the islands of Bali and Java. The Sanctuary acts as a living organism complete with lush plant life. Ibuku is a Balinese artist collective founded by Elora Hardy that brings Balinese artisans and their innovative designs to residential and commercial spaces worldwide—all made using traditional methods and sustainably sourced bamboo.