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News from Downtown - 06.24.21

It’s not just the cicadas—Downtown Cincinnati is buzzing with excitement over the great musical acts coming to the new Andrew J. Brady ICON Music Center, located at The Banks. The new venue will host its first concert on July 22, but you can get a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility on Monday evening, organized by the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati (AFC), and led by GBBN Architects. The event is free for AFC members, $15 for non-members, and $5 for students. The group will meet at the entrance at 25 Race Street, and the tour begins at 5:30 p.m. For more details, click here.

If you’re an ArtsWave Pass donor, the organization is hosting a fun event to show its appreciation for your support in a unique and exciting location. ArtsWave has partnered with local instructors to provide a yoga class this Saturday morning at TQL Stadium, the new home of FC Cincinnati. There are still slots available, but they are going fast, so make your reservation soon. Enjoy a yoga session right at the center of the action for our Major League Soccer team! To reserve a spot, click here.

Just in time for visitors to enjoy in-person art shows once again, Downtown Cincinnati has a new art space, just a block away from the new Court Street Plaza. Formerly home to Dick Waller’s ArtPlace,  Studio Kroner serves as an art gallery and so much more. Owned by local artist and designer Paul Kroner, the space serves as his art studio, as well as a gallery for other artists to showcase their work. This venue will also serve the community through yoga classes, book readings, musical performances, private events, and other activities. Studio Kroner, located at 130 W. Court Street, will be hosting an opening reception for its first featured artist, John Metz. His show, titled, “BE STILL,” features colorful, abstract paintings, incorporating wax and oil to create images inspired by nature. Check out the opening reception on Thursday, July 1 from 5-9 p.m., and welcome this new merchant to the neighborhood.

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