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Immersive art experience ‘Dreamscapes’ reopens in new location

With coronavirus precautions in place, the exhibit at The Gateway is full of new spaces to explore.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Hypercube Portal - (lead artist) David Giardinelli and (fabrication) Augusto Reck, at Dreamscapes, at the Gateway, on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021.

The popular art installation “Dreamscapes” has opened at its new location in The Gateway, in the space that formerly housed the Abercrombie & Fitch clothing store and, more recently, the Salt & Honey artists co-op.

Located at 111 S. Rio Grande St., “Dreamscapes” is a collective exhibit created by more than 100 Utah artists using repurposed, donated and upcycled materials.

The Instagram-friendly vignettes inside range from ethereal to bold, and visitors are encouraged to take plenty of colorful photos and video to share on social media.

To encourage social distancing, and to keep the space from getting too crowded, “Dreamscapes” staffers admit a limited number of guests in a staggered fashion, so they don’t all end up in the same room at the same time.

Bottles of hand sanitizer are stationed in each room. All guests are required to wear face masks, and all staff members wear them, too — even the performers in the roles of “dream guides.”


(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Megan Donovan poses for photo in the "Flower Room" by Katia Racine (lead artist), Andrea Racine, and Cami Chatterton, at Dreamscapes, at the Gateway, on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Hive - Alex Gregory, at Dreamscapes, at the Gateway, on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Megan Donovan checks out "Through the Timepiece", by Amelia Weggemann, at Dreamscapes, at the Gateway, on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Mirror Tunnel - (lead artist) Bo Dean with team Tiffany Boyd and Chris Barron, at Dreamscapes, at the Gateway, on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Hypercube Portal - (lead artist) David Giardinelli and (fabrication) Augusto Reck, at Dreamscapes, at the Gateway, on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Dreamscapes, at the Gateway, on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Cabinet of Curiosities, by Mister Pauper (Jake Buntjer) at Dreamscapes, at the Gateway, on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Guests pose for a photo in bathtub, in the "Flower Room" by Katia Racine (lead artist), Andrea Racine, and Cami Chatterton, at Dreamscapes, at the Gateway, on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021.

‘Dreamscapes’ reimagined

The “immersive art attraction” Dreamscapes reopened at a new location Feb. 5, with lots of attention to safety during the coronavirus pandemic.

Where • 111 S. Rio Grande St., Salt Lake City, in The Gateway.

Hours • Thursdays through Sundays, noon to 9 p.m. (open until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays).

Tickets • $15 for adults and teens, $12 for children (2 to 12), seniors (65 and up) and military. Season memberships are also available. Tickets must be purchased in advance online at dreamscapesslc.org.

COVID-19 precautions • Guests and staff are all required to wear masks. Maximum 20 people admitted during each half-hour time slot; family groups will be separated within each time slot. Social distancing of 6 feet is strongly encouraged. Hand sanitizer stations are placed throughout the exhibit. Group areas are sanitized between each time slot, and germicide is sprayed daily throughout the space.

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