Owner of Collabratory, Jasmine Lairsmith.

In a brightly lit studio at the corner of 29th and Curtis streets, young people stretch and warm up their bodies. Two garage doors roll up and music flows onto the street. Class is beginning: This is Collabratory.

This open space for all creatives is housed in the former King M. Trimble Center, a building that has served many purposes in Five Points: a career center; home to the Economic Prosperity Center, which offered financial literacy consulting; and, most recently, as the nonprofit THGA Urban Arts Education Center.

In the two months since it has opened, Collabratory has brought new life into the area.

Dancers warm up during class at Collabratory.
A dancer at Collabratory.
Contemporary at Collabratory.

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