First, it was cupcakes.
Then macarons, poké shops, and handroll sushi joints.
And don’t even get us started on all the rent-by-the-hour bike and scooter companies.
You can pretty much guarantee that if a trend becomes a hit in Dallas, it’ll be replicated in many different ways until the next great thing comes along. Well, right now we appear to be in the Golden Age of Instagrammable Immersive Art Experiences.
Don’t worry, we’re not complaining.
We’ve seen them popping up for the past couple of years, but this week was the first time we’ve ever been to one in person. So we can’t personally compare how Picture Park at Mockingbird Station is different than the rest.
What we can say definitively is that the experience makes for a really fun excursion with plenty of laughs.
The concept is simple (and therefore genius on the part of the owners). Visitors purchase tickets for either an hour or two inside the 4,500-square-foot space, which contains 15 different art installations readymade for selfies (or selfies by proxy).
Vignettes include a vintage hair salon with old-school hair dryers, smocks, and rollers; a wall decorated floor to ceiling with yellow paint and lemons; and a bright fuchsia-colored nook with a burst of confetti for a nice Boomerang shot.
The entire space can be rented out for private parties, too, and there are dressing rooms if you want to bring a wardrobe change or seven.
Because your social media fans demand it!
Tickets: $20 (one hour); $35 (two hours)
June 8 through August 15
Thursday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m.
5331 East Mockingbird Lane #175, Dallas
(between Verizon and Accents)