‘Selfie’ museum celebrates grand opening at Southern Park Mall

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Co-owner and Mineral Ridge native Nicole Purington said it's just like having multiple interactive art exhibits

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – Saturday marks the grand opening of the area’s first “selfie museum.”

It’s called the Selfie Space, and it’s located inside the Southern Park Mall in Boardman.

The Selfie Space is a place where people can come and take photos of themselves.

There are more than 25 different backdrops with different themes.

Co-owner and Mineral Ridge native Nicole Purington said it’s just like having multiple interactive art exhibits. People can come in and take photos of themselves and videos for fun or for generating social media content.

She said she was inspired by TikTok to create the space and said it’s designed to be inclusive.

“Clothing that specifically represents our branding, which is really self-love oriented. We want everyone to feel welcome here. You don’t have to have 10,000 followers to walk through the door. Anyone can be an influencer,” she said.

The space was designed with COVID-19 in mind to encourage social distancing.

Purington and her business partner designed the entire concept and did the art installations themselves.

The cost is $18 for kids and $20 for adults, Monday through Thursday, and on the weekends, Friday through Sunday, it’s $20 for kids and $25 for adults.

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