If you’ve ever spoken with me IRL, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard me say, “Columbus needs more art.”
At first, people are usually surprised. It’s not like our city doesn’t have an amazing art community. But once I begin to elaborate, they start to get it. We don’t just need traditional gallery shows and art hanging in museums. We need interactive, all-encompassing art. The kind people go nuts for on social media and can’t stop talking about.
Which is why I’m so excited to be writing about Otherworld. Here’s a little background for you.
“Otherworld is a 25,000 square foot immersive art installation opening soon in Columbus. Mysteries unfold as you explore over 50 scenes filled with large-scale interactive art, tech, playgrounds, puzzles and secret passageways. It’s an all new kind of art and storytelling experience where visitors are encouraged to freely explore and interact with a surreal world of science fiction and fantasy.”
Art is always subjective and any artist will tell you, it doesn’t always appeal to the masses. But exhibits like Otherworld are designed to keep people thinking, to immerse them so completely that they let go of their preconceived notions of what they think art is supposed to be and instead, experience it for themselves.
Here are a few shots of what you can expect from Otherworld.
Although the concept of Otherworld began in 2017, the building only started in June. Still, the unique art installation is expected to open their doors at 5819 Chantry Dr. by the end of the year. To stay up to date on all of the latest Otherworld info, please click here.