Nearly 30,000 square feet of Grapevine Mills has been transformed into a storied, tactile art exhibit.

“The Real Unreal,” which is Meow Wolf’s fourth permanent exhibit, is an immersive and interactive art experience that brings guests into a world created by 40 local artists, 38 of which are Texas based, and over 150 Meow Wolf artists. The exhibition officially opened its doors to guests July 14 after about four years in the making.

“[Meow Wolf] transports people to never seen places before, filled with infinite potential, and we aim to inspire,” Meow Wolf CEO Jose Tolosa said during the exhibition’s first previews. “Our ambitions go well beyond the exhibitions; we are trying to bring art to more people and more places.”

Meow Wolf was started in 2008 when a group of artists came together to produce art, Tolosa said. Its first exhibition in Santa Fe, New Mexico, called the “House of Eternal Return,” opened in 2016. Meow Wolf now operates four permanent exhibits with other locations in Las Vegas, Denver and now Grapevine.

“We couldn’t be more proud of working with the artistic talent that exists here in DFW, and we are committed to continuing to work with both the organizations that helped make DFW such a unique community but also many of the artists that thrive in this environment,” said Kelly Schwartz, general manager of Meow Wolf Grapevine. “We’re really proud to be a part of the city of Grapevine, but we’re also very, very proud to be a part of the larger metroplex, and we hope that all of our visitors will ... experience ‘The Real Unreal’ and discover something amazing.”

Along with the exhibit, Grapevine’s Meow Wolf has a cafe and retail store that features local food and beverage vendors. Most of the vendors are from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, including some Grapevine-located businesses.

Meow Wolf is located in Grapevine Mills at 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Ste. 253. It can be found by Neiman Marcus and Fieldhouse, near Entrance 2.