‘Shadow Selfies’ bring life to vacant Niagara Falls storefronts
From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:
Niagara University students spent Wednesday morning decorating windows of vacant buildings in Niagara Falls.
“So we’ve been working with about 4 or 5 people all morning just taping them up, trying to better the community make it more attractive,” said Jake Martineau, Niagara University student.
Several life-size silhouettes or ‘shadow selfies’ can now be seen on vacant storefronts at the corner of Main and Third street.
“I know overtime that a number of these have been shoe stores, restaurants, closed and shuttered since then. But the idea is hopefully it will spur people to say I’m going to take a chance, I’m going to invest in Niagara Falls,” said Michael Beam, Niagara University Castellani Art Museum Special Projects.