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Shuttered factories, abandoned warehouses and boarded up store fronts are being re-purposed as galleries and performance spaces by people with passion and vision. Art From the Ground Up was created to provide a showcase for some of the most innovative members of Pittsburgh’s emerging arts community.00000176-e6f7-dce8-adff-f6f7706f0000Art From the Ground Up is hosted by Bob Studebaker and is a monthly series highlighting small grass roots arts organizations and individual artists that take non-traditional approaches to the creation, presentation, and even the definition of art.Know an organization Bob should check out? Email him with your suggestions.

Tracksploitation Deejays Take Pittsburgh Chamber Music To New, And Different, Heights

An event Thursday at Boom Concepts on Penn Avenue in Garfield combines a contemporary approach to music with a style that has been performed, pretty much unchanged, for centuries.

Chamber Music Pittsburgh’s Kristen Linfante explains that this experiment -- placing a classical string quartet on stage with Jct45 and Professor A.S.A.P., deejays for Pittsburgh's Tracksploitation -- requires artists willing to “step out of the box.”