Wonderspaces debuts first permanent location April 5 in Scottsdale

“Last Word” by Illegal Art. (Submitted photo)

Wonderspaces has announced its next show will open April 5 in Scottsdale, titled “Point of View.”

The show will feature the artwork of 13 artists from around the world, including a virtual reality dinner party and an installation that encourages digital painting through body movement, according to a press release.

First access tickets have been released for weeks one and two of the show and are available for a limited time at the discounted price range of $12-$19.

The artists featured in “Point of View” explore how new perspectives can expand people’s concept of the world. The artwork presents visitors with experiential installations that challenge traditional viewpoints and touch on topics such as time, religion, power, and reality.

“Wonderspaces connects artists and new audiences by presenting extraordinary art in a way that makes everyone feel welcome,” said Wonderspaces Co-founder Jason Shin, in a prepared statement.

The 16,000 square-foot venue inside Scottsdale Fashion Square is Wonderspaces’ first permanent location. The former movie theater was selected for its 18-foot ceilings, acoustic isolation, ample parking, and easy access from around the Valley, the press release stated.

“Submergence” by Squidsoup. (Photo by Adam Elmakias)

Recognizing that every community is unique, Wonderspaces intends to set up in a variety of spaces including a downtown cruise ship terminal in San Diego and a warehouse complex in Austin.

“We intend to welcome people who don’t usually seek out art. We’re happy to re-purpose spaces to do so,” Mr. Shin said.

“Point of View” follows the Wonderspaces model of a traveling art shows and is the first of many shows planned for the Arizona venue.

During the roughly 80-minute experience, visitors can purchase curated food and beverage offerings to enjoy within the show.

To learn more about “Point of View” and purchase tickets, visit arizona.wonderspaces.com.

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