Summerville’s First “Selfie Museum” Invites Visitors To Strike A Pose

Selfie Addict Studio's lobby features custom murals created by a local artist.

SUMMERVILLE, SC — Summerville area residents and visitors alike can soon enjoy an entertainment trend sweeping the nation: the selfie museum. On Sept. 2, Selfie Addict Studio (SAS) will open its doors at 127 S. Main Street, nestled between Lush Language and Eva's.

Guests pose in one of Selfie Addict Studio's flagship photo opportunities, a phone "booth."

What is a selfie museum? It's a type of art gallery with interactive exhibits that serve as an aesthetic setting for visitors to pose in photographs and capture videos — ideal for sharing on social media. Data shows that, globally, people take 93 million selfies every day, a number that continues to grow.

To that end, Selfie Addict Studio will provide a series of dynamic spaces designed to create one-of-a-kind photos with family and friends through creative backgrounds, props, optical illusions, and murals.

"We are excited to bring a unique and unforgettable entertainment option to the Lowcountry that allows you to be yourself and have fun," said co-owner Kristina Knecht.

Selfie Addict Studio guests will take selfies on their own devices, giving them immediate access to all their newly created content to use however they choose. Along with semi-permanent flagship "booths," SAS will rotate some booths periodically, including a seasonal exhibit. They also plan to share ideas and let guests and social followers "vote" on future booth themes.

In addition to scheduled bookings of Selfie Addict Studio's interactive installations, the entire facility will be available to book for private parties, events, photoshoots, or media productions. Brands and businesses can sponsor displays as well.

Local charities the company has pledged to support include Courageous Kidz, Wings for Kids, Lowcountry Orphan Relief, and We Are Family.

A mother and child pose in front of another Selfie Addict Studio installation, the angel wing wall.

They say if you're lucky enough to live in Charleston, you're lucky enough — and, as Charlestonians, co-founders Kristina Knecht, Quista Dempsey, and Julie Sprankles find that to be true. But as locals now raising their own families, they also recognize a need for more entertainment options that are inclusive and fun for all ages. Selfie Addict Studio, a "selfie museum," combines culture and entertainment in a way that fosters creativity, imagination, human connection, and, most importantly, joy. A full sensory experience, SAS allows guests to be part of the art through unique, immersive photo booth installations. Even guests who typically stay "behind the camera" (we're talking to you, moms) won't be able to resist making memories — and laughter — in our super Instagrammable selfie spaces.


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