OPUS 1, a bold festival mixing art, music and technology to create an immersive, multi-sensory experience, is set for Saturday, October 7, from 4-11 p.m. in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods. The one-of-a-kind event is the finale of Columbia’s six-month 50th birthday celebration and is free and open to the public of all ages.
The transformational festival will include large scale art installations, mesmerizing music performances and treetop projection mapping. Eleven activation areas will encourage exploration, interactivity and a sense of discovery.
Curated and produced by Wild Dogs International, OPUS 1 is the first part of a three-year project, bringing art and cutting-edge culture to the area. It is being presented by The Howard Hughes Corporation.
“OPUS 1 allows us to tell the story of the next phase in the city’s cultural evolution,” said Executive Vice President John DeWolf. “We are committed to providing an opportunity where art, music and technology can flourish in an extraordinary way.”