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Parade of Playhouses features Meow Wolf submission

Jorge Torres
August 18, 2017 07:47 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The famous poet Robert Browning once wrote "Less is more." That's the philosophy New Mexico Appleseed went with for this year's Parade of Playhouses.

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The playhouses are not only wonderful to see, but will be auctioned off to better the future of our children in New Mexico. There's even a Meow Wolf playhouse up for a raffle.

"We've actually decided to have fewer houses, so we could really focus on the artistry of each house," said Jennifer Ramo, the executive director at New Mexico Appleseed. "And we've partnered with Meow Wolf this year to make this incredible magical playhouse that is up for raffle."

When asked to help, the folks at Meow Wolf didn't hesitate.

"We love to make art. We love to make things that are fun for kids, and we love to do things for the community here in New Mexico," Meow Wolf marketing director John Feins said. "So we really just went right to work envisioning what could be the most colorful, whimsical, Meow Wolf-type playhouse."

It encompasses everything that Meow Wolf itself has, but on a much smaller scale -- the multi-colored plexiglass roof, musical pipes kids can play with, interactive gears, and the slide and red coil to climb.

For just $10 a ticket, you can help New Mexico in more ways than one. You can also get 15 raffle tickets for $100. For more information, click here

"It gives everybody a shot at not only supporting New Mexico Appleseed and fighting poverty here in New Mexico at the systemic level, but also gives everybody a shot to take this home, put it in their backyard for the kids," Feins said.

All the playhouses will be at the Botanic Garden for the next two weeks. After that, they'll be shipped out to whoever bids the most for them at the Parade of Playhouses gala next Friday. All proceeds go to support New Mexico Appleseed's work addressing poverty in New Mexico.

"We have the biggest contractors and architects -- and now wonderful Meow Wolf -- who all have very full schedules, taking a break and sometimes not even taking a break to make these incredible playhouses because they really believe in what New Mexico Appleseed is doing," Ramo said.

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