AREA15 Wanderland’s Holiday Lighting Ceremony Nov. 27
The spectacular AREA15, 3215 S. Rancho Dr. (just north of Desert Inn), will be holding a one-of-a-kind lighting ceremony for Wanderland on Friday, Nov. 27 at 4 p.m. Members of the public must preregister to attend the lighting ceremony by going to their website at area15.com to get tickets.
In lieu of a traditional tree lighting and in typical AREA15 style, the immersive venue will kick off the holiday season with brief words from CEO Winston Fisher and culminate with the lighting of Balanceville, a 30-foot intergalactic art sleigh illuminated with hundreds of holiday lights. Other features at Wanderland will include an illuminated tree-lined village filled with extraterrestrial surprises, a festive path of snow globes with Insta-worthy holiday vignettes, pop-up retailers including Kappa Toys, Wild Muse Boutique, and local First Friday artists, sweets by Emack & Bolio’s and much more. The experience ends with a holiday photo-op inside Henry Chang’s Mad Max-esque kinetic art car, “Mister Fusion”, decked-out with AREA15’s alien friends.
• Ceremonial lighting of Balanceville, a 30-foot intergalactic art sleigh illuminated with hundreds of holiday lights.
• Illuminated tree-lined village filled with extraterrestrial surprises.
• Festive path of snow globes with Insta-worthy holiday vignettes
• Pop-up retailers Kappa Toys, Wild Muse Boutique, and local First Friday artists.
• Sweet treats by Emack & Bolio’s.
• A holiday photo-op inside Henry Chang’s Mad Max-esque kinetic art car, “Mister Fusion”, decked-out with AREA15’s alien friends. Guests receive digital and print copy of photo.
• Food from a special holiday menu created by The Beast by Todd English.
• Inside The Portal, AREA15’s indoor 360-degree projection-mapped room will feature Holiday 360: The Dream Before, a 30-minute light and sound exhibition. The 360 Experience is the fusion of art and technology with cutting-edge sound and light design, transporting guests into a colorful, dreamlike world that will engage the senses and elevate the consciousness. Holiday 360: The Dream Before is a journey through the vastness and beauty of the planet, basking in the glory of the elements and the people while celebrating the holiday season’s traditional themes.
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. For more info, visit area15.com
Also at Area 15…
The Aliume 3-D Psychedelic Art Gallery is part of the entryway for “Wink World: Portals Into The Infinite.” Wink World is a 1,500-sq.ft. immersive infinity room experience that takes founder Chris Wink’s entertaining fusion of whimsy, color, art, technology and music he pioneered with Blue Man Group to the next level.
To strike the right mood for Wink World’s meditation on infinity, Wink recruited rising art-star Alex 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, its gift shop and across the entire façade, but Wink sought to give Aliume a space where guests could enjoy his art in a gallery setting. Guest entering the Aliume Gallery will receive ChromaDepth 3-D glasses that make the colors appear to float in separate planes.
“This phenomenal effect makes you feel like you’re literally going inside the art,” explains Wink. “Talk about immersive experiences—it doesn’t get much more immersive than that!”
Once open, the Aliume 3-D Psychedelic Art Gallery will be best viewed through ChromaDepth glasses that will be included in the ticket price to Wink World. These glasses can also be used to view numerous sacred geometry designs Aliume painted on the walls throughout AREA15.
For more info about “Wink World: Portals Into The Infinite” at AREA15, click here.
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, 3-D psychedelic art. With 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 website at aliumeart.com or on his Instagram and Facebook pages, where he has more than 200,000 followers.
Wink World: Portals Into The Infinite marks founder Chris Wink’s most ambitious art and entertainment project since departing Blue Man Group in 2017. Drawing upon Wink’s 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. Visitors to Wink World will walk through the Aliume 3-D Psychedelic Art Gallery before reaching six infinity-mirror rooms, each one featuring a stunning production number that draws upon Wink’s love of black light and other dynamic stage effects that evoke “life force” and inspire wonder. Wink’s penchant for transforming everyday objects into art or entertainment will be on display as well, as ceiling fans become transformed into kinetic art and children’s toys like Slinkies and Hoberman Spheres become elevated into a chorus line of dancers and entertainers. The 2020 opening date of the full Wink World experience will be announced soon. For more info about Wink World, click here or follow on Facebook and Instagram @WinkWorldOfficial.
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.