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AREA15 × IN PLACE OF WAR

GLOBAL MUSIC CHARITY IN PLACE OF WAR TO LAUNCH AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 RAVES 2022-2023 SERIES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AREA15 LAS VEGAS

AREA15 to Host Special Performance by Satori & The Band From Space
Thursday, Nov. 10

Music charity In Place of War announces the launch of its 2022-2023 Around The World in 80 Raves global fundraising events series with a special gig featuring Satori& The Band From Space hosted at immersive events and entertainment district AREA15 Las Vegas on Thursday, Nov. 10.

The year-long Around The World in 80 Raves worldwide dance music event series raising funds for In Place of War will kick off at AREA15 in Las Vegas this November. The 80 Raves campaign, which invites global DJs, venues and festivals to collaborate on live events to raise funds for projects bringing communities in areas of conflict together through music, debuted last year. 

The inaugural Around The World in 80 Raves campaign in 2021 included 80 DJs who recorded sets across the world in cities such as Berlin, Ibiza, Kampala, London, Reykjavik, São Paulo and St. Louis. Performances were streamed across various media platforms, including EDM Identity, Insomniac, Resident Advisor and Worldwide FM, while audiences were still largely at home during the pandemic. The 2021 line-up included Adam Beyer, A Guy Called Gerald, Bicep, Crazy P Sound System, Ida Engberg, Jax Jones, Osunlade, Sama’ Abdulhadi, Sasha and Sofi Tukker

The 2022-2023 Around The World in 80 Raves series will celebrate a return to live events, launching with a gig featuring Dutch artists Satori & The Band From Space playing to a crowd at AREA15 Las Vegas, the city’s newest experiential entertainment district offering live events, immersive activations, monumental art installations, extraordinary design elements, unique retail, bars and eateries. 

Funds raised from ticket sales will support the work In Place of War does within the community of Medellín, Colombia, where one hip-hop MC once said to the charity, “We were born to die in Medellín. If it weren’t for hip-hop, I’d be dead,” as cartels murdered 40,000 young people across the city over a 20-year period. In Medellín, hip-hop has united parts of the younger community. Today in the city, In Place of War supports those inspiring young people trying to shape their futures in the face of adversity. 

The charity has been working with a group of social change-makers in Medellín’s Comuna 13 neighbourhood for over a decade via its Creative and Social Entrepreneurial Programme (CASE). One hip-hop artist who completed the course then trained other members of the community to set up a community kitchen during the pandemic. The kitchen has continued to operate long after the pandemic, feeding more than 500 families a day. 

The charity also supports the development of an allotment to provide sustainable vegetables and fruit for the community of Medllín. The local team is now expanding their work into Medllín’s Barrio Pablo Escobar neighbourhood where they have recycled 7,500 kilograms of waste so far and feed hundreds of children each day. With funds raised from November’s Satori & the Band from Space performance inside AREA15 Las Vegas, In Place of War will train 20 female leaders in the Medellín community in the CASE programme to help them establish creative solutions to overcome violence in the area.

In Place of War chief executive officer Ruth Daniel says, “AREA15 is just magical and a wondrous mash-up of experiences and an immersive playground all rolled up into one vibrant space. The venue seemed like the perfect location to celebrate the launch of our next year of Around The World in 80 Raves events. We know that Satori will deliver a killer set to the lucky fans who get to be there on that night, and we hope to engage those music lovers in areas affected by conflict where music really does bring people together.” 

Fans can expect a very special night, as AREA15’s head of entertainment Noah Kessler explains, “Our audience can look forward to a unique, immersive evening as Satori & The Band From Space creates a one-night-only dance euphoria experience for this highly anticipated show in the Portal at AREA15. We’re so excited to be partnering with In Place of War for this event and to support their important work in Colombia by launching the new season of Around The World in 80 Raves with them on November 10.”

For more information and to buy tickets, visit AREA15.com

ABOUT IN PLACE OF WAR
A global non-profit organisation that uses music in places of conflict as a tool for positive change. The charity enables a network of more than 130 grassroots change-makers in music and across the arts, to transform cultures of violence and suffering into hope, opportunity and freedom, in 26 countries spanning the Global South. It also offers a platform to the voices of marginalised communities, particularly women, in areas affected by war, post-war and gang/post-gang warfare. It is a registered charity in the UK and Ireland and a 501-C3 non-profit in the US.

Follow on FacebookInstagram,  Twitter & YouTube. Donate to support the charity here.

ABOUT SATORI & THE BAND FROM SPACE 
After breaking onto the scene in 2015 with his In Between Worlds album, Satori has been steadily expanding on an impressive repertoire of music, culminating in the recently released “Dreamin’ Colours” album. An ethereal body of work rich in colour and texture, seamlessly blending electronic music with Satori’s Balkan heritage. Never limiting himself to being “just a DJ”, Satori has perfected the craft of live performance. Often combining his own productions with improvisation by incorporating traditional instruments like the guitar, keys or flute. Treating each performance as a blank canvas is what makes Satori’s shows dynamic and eclectic, leaving fans with an ever-lasting taste for more. Now Satori continues his latest endeavour where he is joined by the Band from Space to give his music a new approach and a new life. 

ABOUT AREA15 LAS VEGAS
AREA15, located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, represents the world’s first purpose-built immersive entertainment district offering live events, distinctive attractions, interactive art installations, extraordinary design elements, unique retail, ground-breaking technology, bars and eateries and much more. AREA15’s curated mix of dynamic destinations—including Meow Wolf’s Omega MartLost Spirits Distillery, IlluminariumDueling AxesFive Iron Golf, The Beast by Todd English, Wink World: Portals Into the Infinite, Museum FiascoVirtualis VR, Emporium Arcade Bar and many more—represents what’s next in experiential entertainment. With a robust, ever-changing roster of concerts, events, immersive art exhibitions, out-of-this-world nightlife and boundary-pushing production shows, AREA15 attracts visitors of all ages. 

AREA15 has received numerous accolades, including being named “Best Immersive Art Experience” by USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards, one of “The 10 Most Innovative Urban Development and Real Estate Companies of 2020” by Fast Company, “Best Place for Your Instagram Shot” as well as “Best Attraction” for two consecutive years by Las Vegas Weekly Readers’ Choice Best of Vegas Awards, “Best Arts Hub” by Vegas Magazineclaiming the No. 1 spot in Blooloop’s “World’s Top 11 Immersive Art Experiences” and being included in Las Vegas Magazine’s Hall of Fame. 


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AREA15 HALLOWEEN EVENTS via 360 MAGAZINE

AREA15 × HALLOWEEN

AREA15, the immersive art and entertainment district located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, announces its roster of Halloween weekend festivities and offerings. 

Celebrating Nevada Day – Tricks and Treats
Date: Friday, Oct. 28
Time: 12 to 5 p.m. 
Location: AREA15
Cost: Admission is complimentary and all ages are welcome to this event.
Description: This Nevada Day, families are invited to enjoy tricks and treats throughout AREA15 and SPINE-tingling surprises around every corner, including spooky delights, family-friendly fun and games and lots of candy. AREA15 will offer complimentary tricks-and-treats bags for children 12 years of age and younger. Costumes are encouraged. 

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” Immersive Viewing Experience in the Portal
Date: Friday, Oct. 28
Time: Doors open at 10:30 p.m. 
Location: The Portal
Cost: General admission tickets are $44.95 per person and include one specialty cocktail; VIP tickets are $84.95 per person and include one specialty cocktail, front row premium seating and special participation props and prizes. Must be 21 or older to enter. Click here to purchase tickets.
Description: Prepare for a time warp as “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” makes its way to the Portal on Friday, Oct. 28. Guests will have a frightfully riotous night while sipping drinks and watching this 1975 musical comedy horror film by 20th Century Fox—the longest-running theatrical release in film history.

ScAREA15 Presents Halloween 2022: Gorgon City + Special Guests in the A-Lot
Date: Saturday, Oct. 29
Time: Doors open at 9 p.m.
Location: A-Lot 
Cost: Tickets start at $34.95 per person; VIP table packages for up to eight guests are also available. Must be 18 or older to attend and 21 or older to consume alcohol. Click here to purchase tickets.
Description: This Halloween weekend, come dressed to kill for a night of devilish fun and spooky delights as Gorgon City takes over the A-Lot alongside Moon Boots, Deeper Purpose and local support by Brett Rubin. ScAREA15 delivers bewitching thrills with haunting roaming performers and a costume contest with prizes.

Surf Curse: Live in the Portal
Date: Sunday, Oct. 30
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m. 
Location: The Portal
Cost: Tickets for this event are sold out. 
Description: Surf Curse’s Nick Rattigan and Jacob Rubeck have been crafting sounds spanning genres from punk to psych rock for nearly a decade. With new members Noah Kohll and Henry Dillon, the band brings together a collage of sounds on “Magic Hour,” their fourth LP and first release since signing with Atlantic Records. Featuring Rattigan on drums/vocals, Rubeck on guitar/vocals, Dillon on bass and Kohll on guitar, “Magic Hour” is a rock music exploration ranging from 70s rock to 90s alternative and 2010s-style indie.

AREA15 Industry Mondays
Dates: Monday, Oct. 31 
Location: Select venues throughout AREA15
Time: 8 p.m. to closing
Description: Guests are invited to dress in their best Halloween costumes during AREA15’s recently relaunched Industry Monday series. Attendees will feel the beats from Xenaa b2b Robyn Lee (All Night Long) as Batman and Robyn perform on the decks and underneath the glow of Oddwood Bar. There will also be a costume contest with prizes throughout the night. Every Industry Monday, locals can enjoy a 25 percent discount on select activations, experiences and libations inside AREA15 with local ID. Discounts during Industry Mondays apply to “Wink World: Portals Into The Infinite,” Museum Fiasco, Five Iron Golf, Illuiminarium and Dueling Axes, as well as food and drinks at The Beast by Todd English and Oddwood Bar. Find more information at www.AREA15.com/events. After 10 p.m., AREA15 is 21 years or older only.

ScAREA15 Halloween-Themed Cocktails
Date: Available throughout October
Location: Oddwood Bar and LIFTOFF Bar and Ride
Cost: $22 each
Description: All month long, AREA15 invites guests to sip on creepy concoctions at LIFTOFF Bar and Ride and Oddwood Bar. Revelers can enjoy four distinctive scAREA15 Halloween-themed cocktails including:

  • The Black Widow is a fruity martini black as night. This libation is crafted with Glacier 45 Huckleberry Vodka, Blue Curaçao, Chambord Liqueur and raspberry.
  • AREA15’s Horny Devil is a delicious martini made with BACARDÍ Black Rum, Cocchi Vermouth, cranberry and firewater bitters.
  • A sweet and tart Halloween cocktail, the Witches’ Brew is made with CÎROC Apple Vodka, Midori Liqueur, St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur, simple syrup and fresh lemon.
  • Brilliant in color and served with gummy brains, the Zom-B margarita features Casamigos Blanco Tequila, Blue Curaçao, agave and fresh lime. 

ABOUT AREA15 LAS VEGAS
AREA15, located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, represents the world’s first purpose-built immersive entertainment district offering live events, distinctive attractions, interactive art installations, extraordinary design elements, unique retail, ground-breaking technology, bars and eateries and much more. AREA15’s curated mix of dynamic destinations—including Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart, Lost Spirits Distillery, Illuminarium, Dueling Axes, Five Iron Golf, The Beast by Todd English, Wink World: Portals Into the Infinite, Museum Fiasco, Virtualis VR, Emporium Arcade Bar and many more—represents what’s next in experiential entertainment. With a robust, ever-changing roster of concerts, events, immersive art exhibitions, out-of-this-world nightlife and boundary-pushing production shows, AREA15 attracts visitors of all ages. 

AREA15 has received numerous accolades, including being named “Best Immersive Art Experience” by USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards, one of “The 10 Most Innovative Urban Development and Real Estate Companies of 2020” by Fast Company, “Best Place for Your Instagram Shot” as well as “Best Attraction” for two consecutive years by Las Vegas Weekly Readers’ Choice Best of Vegas Awards, “Best Arts Hub” by Vegas Magazineclaiming the No. 1 spot in Blooloop’s “World’s Top 11 Immersive Art Experiences” and being included in Las Vegas Magazine’s Hall of Fame. 


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Britney Spears visits Area15 Via The Vox Agency for use by 360 MAGAZINE

BRITNEY SPEARS – AREA15

On Sunday, June 26, world-famous superstar and singer Britney Spears visited AREA15 during her trip to Las Vegas. Joined by her husband Sam Asghari, manager Cade Hudson and legendary Las Vegas showman Jeff Beacher, Spears and her guests experienced “Wink World: Portals Into The Infinite,” Museum Fiasco, Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart and rode Haley’s Comet twice.

While visiting the immersive art and entertainment district located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, Spears and Asghari were spotted running around the destination holding hands, smiling and laughing.

After Spears shared her visit to AREA15 on Instagram, Paris Hilton, the American media personality, socialite, businesswoman, model, singer and DJ, commented on the post saying, “Love AREA15! I went there for my bachelorette weekend!”

*Photo Credit: Peter Ruprecht

WHERE:
AREA15
3215 S. Rancho Dr.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102

ABOUT AREA15 LAS VEGAS
AREA15, located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, represents the world’s first purpose-built immersive entertainment district offering live events, distinctive attractions, interactive art installations, extraordinary design elements, unique retail, ground-breaking technology, bars and eateries and much more. AREA15’s curated mix of dynamic destinations—including Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart, Lost Spirits Distillery, Illuminarium, Dueling Axes, Five Iron Golf, The Beast by Todd English, Wink World: Portals Into the Infinite, Museum Fiasco, Virtualis VR, Emporium Arcade Bar and many more—represents what’s next in experiential entertainment. With a robust, ever-changing roster of concerts, events, immersive art exhibitions, out-of-this-world nightlife and boundary-pushing production shows, AREA15 attracts visitors of all ages.

AREA15 has received numerous accolades, including being named “Best Immersive Art Experience” by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards, one of “The 10 Most Innovative Urban Development and Real Estate Companies of 2020” by Fast Company, “Best Place for Your Instagram Shot” as well as “Best Attraction” for two consecutive years by Las Vegas Weekly Readers’ Choice Best of Vegas Awards, “Best Arts Hub” by Vegas Magazine, claiming the No. 1 spot in Blooloop’s “World’s Top 11 Immersive Art Experiences” and being included in Las Vegas Magazine’s Hall of Fame.

Alex Aliume’s Art Gallery at Wink World inside AREA15, Las Vegas. (Photos courtesy of Wink World) for use by 360 Magazine

WINK WORLD: PORTALS INTO THE INFINITE

MEDIA INVITED TO “WINK WORLD: PORTALS INTO THE INFINITE” AT AREA15 FOR LIVE PAINTING EVENT WITH ARTIST ALEX ALIUME ON MAY 1

WHAT:
“Wink World: Portals Into The Infinite, the first-of-its-kind immersive art experience at AREA15 in Las Vegas, announces artist Alex Aliume will conduct a live painting session on Saturday, May 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. on the mezzanine level inside AREA15. Aliume’s psychedelic artwork is featured on Wink World’s façade and in the Wink World gallery located in the main hallway leading into the infinity rooms.

“Wink World: Portals Into The Infinite” is a 1,500-square-foot experience. Wink World takes the entertaining fusion of whimsy, color, art, technology and music that Chris Wink pioneered, as co-founder of Blue Man Group, to the next level. Wink World comprises a series of six infinity-mirror rooms, each showcasing a stunning production number drawing upon Wink’s love of black light and other dazzling stage effects. These mirror rooms are designed to evoke “life force” and inspire wonder. Wink’s penchant for transforming everyday objects into art or entertainment brings his delightful brand of dynamism to the experience; ceiling fans transform into kinetic art and children’s toys like Slinkies and Hoberman Spheres become elevated into a chorus line of dancers and entertainers.

To strike the right mood for Wink World’s meditation on infinity, Wink recruited rising art-star Aliume to make a cosmically inspired, 3-D black light art gallery in the expanse that leads to exhibit’s first infinity mirror room. Wink worked with Aliume to choose 15 of his distinctive artworks that relate to the concept of infinity. Aliume’s work was already featured inside Wink World’s sixth infinity mirror room, in its gift shop and across the entire façade. Additionally, Wink sought to give Aliume a space where guests could enjoy his art in a reflective gallery setting. Guest entering the Aliume Gallery will receive ChromaDepth 3-D glasses that make the colors appear to float in separate planes.

WHO:
A rising star in the contemporary art scene, Alex Aliume identifies as a mystic, visionary artist, lightworker and, most famously, as the creator of cosmic UV glow-in-the-dark, 3D psychedelic art. Aliume has collectors in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, India, Thailand and the Philippines. Aliume’s art is featured on his websiteInstagram and Facebook pages, where he has more than 200,000 followers.

WHEN:
Saturday, May 1
6 – 8 p.m.

WHERE:
AREA15
3215 S. Rancho Dr.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
Click here for directions
Mezzanine Level

ABOUT AREA15
AREA15, located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, is the world’s first purpose-built experiential entertainment district offering live events, immersive activations, monumental art installations, extraordinary design elements, unique retail, ground-breaking technology, bars and eateries and much more. With a growing collection of dynamic destinations including Dueling AxesEmporium Arcade BarLost Spirits DistilleryOddwood Bar, “Wink World: Portals Into The Infinite,” Museum FiascoRocket FizzFive Iron GolfThe Beast by Todd EnglishOZ Experience and anchor experience, Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart, AREA15 is an ever-changing art, retail and entertainment attracting locals and tourists of all ages.

AREA15 represents a collaborative venture between real estate development firm Fisher Brothers and creative agency Beneville Studios, both of New York.

PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE
AREA15 and all its experiences follow the latest recommendations of leading health experts and government authorities, including the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And true to the insatiable hunger for all things inventive and groundbreaking, AREA15 uses cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology to help implement these recommendations, including an AI-driven thermal scanning platform that screens temperature accurately and non-invasively, detects the absence of a mask, and alerts staff when social distancing thresholds are not being met.

Bird Brain (Photo courtesy of Laurent Velazquez for AREA15) for 360 Magazine

AREA 15’s February Features

This month, AREA15, the immersive art and entertainment district located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, invites guests to enjoy an array of brand-new events, promotions and experiences.

EVENTS:
Fridays in February – “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Viewing Party Hosted by Elliott with 2 T’s:
Every Friday evening, AREA15 invites guests to “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Viewing Party hosted by Season 13 contestant Elliott with 2 T’s. Visitors can expect to view “Drag Race” like never before inside The Portal, AREA15’s 360-degree, projection-mapped room. VIP tables are available to reserve ahead of time, and require a $300 food and beverage minimum. Other tables are first come, first serve, and require a two drink purchase minimum per person. Guests must be 21 years or older to enter. Reservations can be made here.

Daily in February and March – ElectroRoll and ElectroRoll Disco:
AREA15’s “ElectroRoll” features a pop-up, retro, glow-in-the dark roller skating rink located outside in AREA15’s open-air A-Lot. Suitable for all ages, guests can dip, spin and skate to the music, purchase specialty cocktails or enjoy food served rink-side from The Beast by Todd English. Each ticket includes entry to AREA15 and skate rentals in sizes for all ages. Monday through Friday, for every adult ticket purchased, one child, 12 and under, skates free. Featured themed nights such as Sunday Onesie skate parties and Throwback Thursdays highlight a variety of musical genres and will be held each week.

“ElectroRoll” is open now through March 28.  Hours are Sundays from noon to 8 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Saturdays from noon to 8:30 p.m. Tickets for each 30-minute session are $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 12 and under and $13 for seniors ages 65 years and older. Purchase tickets here.

On Friday and Saturday nights now through March 28, guests can skate to 1970s and ‘80s disco-inspired hits with “ElectroRoll-Disco” available for ages 21 years and older. “ElectroRoll-Disco” tickets will include one free drink ticket, a sanitized silent disco headset and an extended skate session of 90 minutes. Entertainment by skate tricksters will also enliven the party. “ElectroRoll-Disco” takes place in two sessions on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tickets for each 90-minute “ElectroRoll-Disco” experience are $30 per person. Purchase tickets here.

PROMOTIONS:
Brainfreeze: Guests who spend $10 or more at Emack & Bolios will receive one complimentary session at Brainstorm.

BirdBrain: For the price of a single ticket, guests receive unlimited experiences at three distinctive VR attractions: Birdly, Brainstorm and Oz Ride. The BirdBrain special is available Mondays through Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults and $24 for children ages 12 and under.

Act’v Love: On Valentine’s Day weekend, Feb.12 – 14, couples are invited to experience an action-packed activation bundle for two. To purchase Act’v Love packages, click here.

  • Act’v Love “Package #1” is available for $80 per couple ($20 savings) and includes two tickets to Haley’s Comet as well as the VR attractions: Birdly, Brainstorm and Oz Experience.
  • Act’v Love “Package #2” is available for $140 per couple ($36 savings) and includes two tickets to Haley’s Comet, “Wink World: Portals Into The Infinite” and Oz Experience as well as unlimited access to Birdly and Brainstorm.

ElectroRoll + Gallerie 360 Bundle: Guests are invited to skate, rock and immerse themselves in an audio and visual experience featuring world-renowned digital artists inside The Portal, AREA15’s 360-degree, 3D projection mapped room. Tickets for the ElectroRoll + Gallerie 360 bundle are $30 per adult and $15 for children 12 and under.

NEW IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES OPENING IN FEBRUARY:
Gallerie 360: “Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun” – A new 360-degree immersive audio and visual experience inside AREA15’s Portal, is a mesmerizing first-person journey of being on the deck of a spaceship and traveling to the center of the sun. Set to a soundtrack inspired by one of the most influential psych-rock bands in history, the program is narrated by Alan Watts, the acclaimed British “entertainment philosopher,” and fueled by a dynamic electronica-driven soundtrack. Tickets to the 25-minute show can be purchased here and include one complimentary cocktail.

The Beast by Todd English: The Beast by Todd English is now open. Even the pickiest eater will find something mouthwatering within the fiery walls of The Beast. Renowned chef, restaurateur and four-time James Beard Award winner, Todd English presents this curated map of flavors to guests inside the world of AREA15. The Beast’s menu is available for delivery to other AREA15 experiences, including Emporium Arcade Bar, Five Iron Golf and Dueling Axes.

Emporium Arcade BarSpanning two floors and 10,000 square feet inside AREA15, the new immersive Emporium Arcade Bar + event venue features all types of games, including Killer Queen, pool tables, Skee-Ball, foosball, basketball and dozens of classic arcade games, as well as a curated craft beer and cocktail bar, amazing murals covering every surface created by 11 local artists, live shows and more. Las Vegas is its sixth location, joining its venues in Chicago, San Francisco and Oakland, California.

Five Iron GolfAlso, now open is Five Iron Golf, an urban indoor golf experience blending golf and entertainment with a community-focused mission to make the game for everyone. Featuring industry-leading golf technology and equipment, teaching professionals, a full bar and event space, guests can reserve a simulator by the half hour, compete in tournaments and leagues, host events and book private or group golf lessons.

Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart: The Santa Fe-based arts and entertainment company Meow Wolf will unlock the doors to Omega Mart on Thursday, Feb. 18. The one-of-a-kind supermarket store experience and portal to the otherworldly will anchor AREA15. With elevated narrative and tech elements, Omega Mart is the work of hundreds of creatives on staff and more than 50 collaborating visual and musical artists from all over the world. For more information and tickets, visit their website.

ABOUT AREA15
AREA15, located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, is the world’s first purpose-built experiential entertainment district offering live events, immersive activations, monumental art installations, extraordinary design elements, unique retail, ground-breaking technology, bars and eateries and much more. With a growing collection of dynamic destinations including Dueling AxesEmporium Arcade BarLost Spirits DistilleryOddwood Bar, “Wink World: Portals Into The Infinite,” Museum FiascoRocket FizzFive Iron GolfThe Beast by Todd EnglishOZ Experience and anchor experience, Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart, AREA15 offers ever-changing art, retail and entertainment, attracting locals and tourists of all ages.

AREA15 represents a collaborative venture between real estate development firm Fisher Brothers and creative agency Beneville Studios, both of New York.

PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE
AREA15 and all its experiences follow the latest recommendations of leading health experts and government authorities, including the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And true to the insatiable hunger for all things inventive and groundbreaking, AREA15 uses cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology to help implement these recommendations, including an AI-driven thermal scanning platform that screens temperature accurately and non-invasively, detects the absence of a mask, and alerts staff when social distancing thresholds are not being met.

Wink World illustration by Kaelen Felix for 360 magazine

Chris Wink Opens – Wink World: Portals Into The Infinite

Chris Wink, co-founder of Blue Man Group, announces the opening of “Wink World: Portals Into The Infinite” at AREA15. The attraction opens to the public today, Jan. 7, 2021.

This horizon-expanding, first-of-its-kind immersive art experience represents Wink’s most ambitious art and entertainment project since departing Blue Man Group in 2017. Drawing upon his well-honed skills as an experience designer, a music composer and overall purveyor of high-impact visual entertainment, the 1,500-square-foot experience takes the entertaining fusion of whimsy, color, art, technology and music he pioneered with Blue Man Group to the next level.

Wink World comprises a series of six infinity-mirror rooms, each one showcasing a stunning production number drawing upon Wink’s love of black light and other dazzling stage effects designed to evoke “life force” and inspire wonder. Wink’s penchant for transforming everyday objects into art or entertainment provides his delightful brand of dynamism to the experience, as ceiling fans transform into kinetic art and children’s toys like Slinkies and Hoberman Spheres become elevated into a chorus line of dancers and entertainers.

“Wink World will be a manifestation of my lifelong fascination with the transcendent power of the playful interaction of light, color and music,” said Wink. “I’m delighted to introduce everyone to this brand-new, multisensory art and entertainment concept.”

Tickets to enter “Wink World: Portals Into The Infinite” are $18 for adults, $13.50 for children. Locals with Nevada ID pay $14.50 for adults and $11 for children. Discounts are also available for seniors and members of the military. All prices include ChromaDepth 3-D glasses.

For more information about Wink World, click here or follow on Facebook and Instagram @WinkWorldOfficial.

ABOUT CHRIS WINK

Chris Wink is famously known for being the co-founding performer, writer, director and composer of Blue Man Group, the ground-breaking show combining theatrics, art, music and technology to create a wildly interactive, percussion-driven multi-media experience. He is an award-winning writer and performer, Grammy-nominated composer and a frequent public speaker on the subject of creativity. Wink is currently the director of content and cool s**t for AREA15 and brings a unique brand of creativity and decades of industry experience to numerous experiential activations. In his position, he serves as a global ambassador for the brand.

ABOUT AREA15

AREA15, located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, is the world’s first purpose-built experiential entertainment complex offering live events, immersive activations, monumental art installations, extraordinary design elements, unique retail, ground-breaking technology, bars and eateries and much more. With a growing collection of dynamic destinations including Dueling Axes, Emporium, Lost Spirits Distillery, Oddwood Bar, Wink World, Museum Fiasco, Rocket Fizz, Five Iron Golf, The Beast, a culinary experience by Todd English, and anchor experience, Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart, AREA15 is an ever-changing art, retail and entertainment destination attracting locals and tourists of all ages.

AREA15 represents a collaborative venture between real estate development firm Fisher Brothers and creative agency Beneville Studios, both of New York.

PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE

AREA15 will follow the latest recommendations of leading health experts and government authorities, including the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And true to the insatiable hunger for all things inventive and groundbreaking, AREA15 will be using cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology to help implement these recommendations, including an AI-driven thermal scanning platform that screens temperature accurately and non-invasively, detects the absence of a mask, and alerts staff when social distancing thresholds are not being met.

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