Where: City Park | 2219 E 21st Ave., Denver, CO 80205
Why: Because you may never be the same.
From the creators of Natura Obscura, this 1,400sf mixed media pop-up uses multisensory art to stimulate the senses, taking you through an individualized journey of mystical, magical exploration. Think ‘choose your own adventure’ book, where you’re the master and the translator, seeking clues and finding personal meaning in your discoveries.
The combined creativity of 26 artists transformed this space into various worlds of hidden messages, ornate scenes, and delightful surprises around each bend. Shiki, a yeti guide will digitally assist you along your way. With a distinct Japanese flair and name, Shiki, translating to “four seasons,” you can expect a transformation of all senses as you wander through the natural cycle of nature and life…in the most unique of ways.
A true escape from reality, this sensory-heavy art immersion touches on all the feels and provides an overall body/soul experience. Background music and sounds fill your space through headphones, art transformations reveal hidden messages at your request, and invisible words of inspiration illuminate with the passing of your UV blacklight flashlight. You’ll discover places to leave a dream or set an intention; you’ll find yourself in billows of fog, triggered by you, when you got a little too curious.
You may leave the experience, but the experience won’t leave you.
Shiki Dreams is a fantastic escape from reality, and with safety as a top priority, you can let your worries melt away and truly submerge yourself into a dream. Tours are spaced out so that capacity is at a minimum. Sanitizer is available at check-in, as are safety checks and disinfected equipment. Even in my sleep, I still wander through my personal Shiki Dreams inspired journey.