OPUS transforms Merriweather Post Pavilion and the surrounding Symphony Woods into a surreal theatre of visionary art, euphoric music, culinary immersion and technological exploration. Read More.

  • Over the past two years, OPUS has commissioned 65 artists
  • To create multidisciplinary installations in 50 acres of forest
  • That has hailed an audience of over 30,000 people

OPUS MERRIWEATHER is a collision of perspectives that creates a lens for new realities to emerge. The pioneering art and music festival transforms the legendary Merriweather Post Pavilion and surrounding Symphony Woods into a surreal theatre of discovery, imagination and wonder.

OPUS brings together groundbreaking artists + musicians from over a dozen countries who have exhibited at the world’s leading cultural institutions, such as the Guggenheim, MoMA, Venice Biennale, Barbican, and Park Avenue Armory. For one night only, you can experience their work in a mesmerizing theater of the forest

OPUS is the surreal party Columbia needs.

The Washington Post

The most ambitious festival of the year.

Brightest Young Things

OPUS Merriweather: a bright idea is back.

The Baltimore Sun

Creatively obsessive.


Curators + Producers

Wild Dogs International

Wild Dogs is a Brooklyn-based creative studio that collaborates with world renowned artists and commissioners to create site specific experiences from large scale festivals to artist led interventions. Their work has been featured in the Venice Architecture Biennale, the New Museum, the Broad Museum, Palais de Tokyo, and underutilized public spaces throughout the world.


The Howard Hughes Corporation

The Howard Hughes Corporation’s mission is to be the preeminent developer and operator of master planned communities and mixed-use properties. They create timeless places and extraordinary experiences that inspire people while driving sustainable, long-term growth and value for our shareholders. The redevelopment of Downtown Columbia’s Merriweather District is a prime example of the Company’s bold vision for redevelopment. Destined to become a regional hub for culture and commerce, the Merriweather District is a new, amenity-rich and walkable urban center that is underway surrounding Merriweather Post Pavilion and Symphony Woods. It will be a vibrant, walkable, mixed-use environment including offices, shops, restaurants, apartments, structured parking and parkland. We are creating a place where minds are open, creativity is unleashed and new ideas take shape. To accelerate business. To promote progress. To build a better tomorrow.