BOOM Concepts, A Creative Organization for the Pittsburgh Community

Dedicated to the development of artist and creative entrepreneurs representing marginalized voices.

BOOM Concepts at Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl (2016-01) by BOOM ConceptsBOOM Concepts

By forming a collective and connecting our roster to exhibitions, vending and presentation opportunities, BOOM Concepts expands artists’ access to industry by building upon the relationships that are negotiated by its group members. Our multi-faceted approach provides space for our targeted demographics to expand on their own terms.

Third Thursday CMOA - Silent Disco (2016-01) by BOOM ConceptsBOOM Concepts

BOOM Concepts was the first partner for CMOA's Third Thursday series in 2016. The event was held in the Hall of Sculpture featuring two DJ's Christo and DJ EyeJay.

Third Thursday CMOA - DS Kinsel & J Thomas Agnew (2016-01) by BOOM ConceptsBOOM Concepts

BOOM Concepts and CMOA docents led gallery tours of existing exhibitions and visitors got an early look at the new Teenie Harris exhibition, "Great Performances Offstage."

BOOM Concepts Screen Printing at AIR (2016-07) by BOOM ConceptsBOOM Concepts

BOOM Concepts held a group screen printing fundraiser at AIR for its trip to the Allied Media Conference where AMC celebrates the liberatory media of our communities.

BOOM Concepts Screen Printing With Youth At CMOA (2017-07) by BOOM ConceptsBOOM Concepts

BOOM and CMOA's partnership expanded outside of Third Thursday by connecting attendees with BOOM's professional artists for special programming including screen printing with youth.

Youth Places After School Activities With Max Gonzales (2018-09) by BOOM ConceptsBOOM Concepts

BOOM Concepts employed teaching artists to connect with Youth Places after school attendees to teach them new art skills and provide them an entry way into possible art career opportunities.

BachBOOMBox by Anqwenique KinselBOOM Concepts

BachBOOMBox is a performance event that digs into the unique cultural experiences of Classical Music and HipHop. Anqwenique Wingfield leads the crew who sings everything from Opera to Rhymes.

COOLLIKEDAT Performance (2017-07) by BOOM ConceptsBOOM Concepts

Anqwenique Kinsel leads a public performance during "Cool Like Dat" presented by BOOM Concepts and Downtown Partnership at the Night Market featuring Sierra Sellars, Slim Tha DJ and more .

COOLLIKEDAT Performance - Krunk Movement (2019-07) by BOOM ConceptsBOOM Concepts

Youth from The Krunk Movement, a collective of rappers, singers, dancers, and instrumentalist, perform during the Night Market as a part of "Cool Like Dat" with BOOM Concepts.

August Wilson Center Lab - Bekezela Mguni (2017-06)BOOM Concepts

Artist Bekezela Mguni reads an excerpt from "If I Die I'm a Legend: A Tale of Orisha, Hoodoo & Black Lives Matter" to the crowd at the August Wilson Center.

August Wilson Center Lab - Shad Ali (2017-06) by BOOM ConceptsBOOM Concepts

Shad Ali takes part in a special performance presentation of "If I Die I'm a Legend: A Tale of Orisha, Hoodoo & Black Lives Matter" in downtown PGH along with other members of the award winning show.

Straight To The League Live Podcast Event (2017-08) by BOOM ConceptsBOOM Concepts

National podcasting crew Straight To The League host a live recording of their show at BOOM Concepts for the first time with support of listeners, past guest and family.

Teenie Time Presentation at Carnegie Museum Of Art (2018-11) by BOOM ConceptsBOOM Concepts

BOOM Concepts presented Teenie Time at CMOA celebrating Teenie Harris' work with local artists utilizing his past photography with their own creative takes with direction from DS Kinsel and D. Luster.

BOOM Concepts Day 6/19 (2019-06) by BOOM ConceptsBOOM Concepts

BOOM Concepts was awarded the city's proclamation on Juneteenth making July 19th BOOM Concepts Day. The organization celebrated at its main location in Garfield with family and friends.

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