When Elementz, an urban arts youth center, had its first Anniversary Celebration and Open House in 2006, Cincinnati was a very different place. Eight years later, Over-the-Rhine — where Elementz is located — is experiencing a renaissance. And the fact that young people in urban centers, many of them at-risk, need positive outlets for their time is a welcome consequence.
Elementz gives inner-city teens interested in learning about music, poetry, street art and dance the opportunity to focus on creative — not destructive — endeavors.
As part of the eight-year anniversary evening’s celebration, the Youth Center will host demonstrations by their talented participants and offering half off yearly memberships for attendees.
5:30-8 p.m.; tickets are $10-$12. 1100 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, elementz.org.