Immersive art project finds permanent home in Oklahoma City

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OKLAHOMA CITY – An interactive art experience modeled after Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has found a permanent home in Oklahoma City.

Factory Obscura will have its first permanent location in a building known as The Womb, a project co-founded in 2011 by Flaming Lips frontman and Oklahoma City native Wayne Coyne.

The Journal Record reports that Factory Obscura’s first exhibit, “Shift,” attracted more than 20,000 guests from November 2017 to February.

Factory Obscura co-founder Kelsey Karper says its second exhibit, “Beyond,” opened in September and has attracted 3,500 visitors. It took six months and 50 artists to put the “Beyond” exhibit together.

Factory Obscura's goal is to have a business operation similar to Meow Wolf, which opened in 2016 and reported about $7 million in revenue that year. It includes a maze of glowing passageways, lasers, and odd musical instruments that respond to touch.

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