BLINK Pop-Up Party Gives an Early Glimpse at What's to Come

BLINK — the popular light and arts festival — is scheduled to return for its second year this fall.

Apr 10, 2019 at 2:15 pm
click to enlarge Last year's BLINK Cincinnati light and art festival. - Provided
Last year's BLINK Cincinnati light and art festival.

BLINK Cincinnati — the popular light and art festival — is just six months away. 

In case you need an early dose, though, on April 25 (7-10 p.m.) a pop-up party will unfold in Over-the-Rhine. Featuring grub, drinks and BLINK "surprises," the party will also mark the finale to ArtWave's 2019 Community Campaign to fund the arts in Greater Cincinnati. 

"ArtsWave is excited to wrap up a successful campaign, and as illuminating sponsor of BLINK, we’re ready to get the region, the nation and the world buzzing about BLINK,” says Alecia Kintner, president & CEO of ArtsWave, in a press release.

The light festival is slated to kick off Oct. 10 with expansions — art from the show will spread across the bridge and into Covington. Like its inaugural year, the four-day event — which cost $3 million to stage — will also be free to the public. Expect large-scale projections, murals by international artists, interactive light sculptures and more, stretching from Findlay Market to a slice of Northern Kentucky. 

BLINK is produced by AGAR, ArtWorks, Brave Berlin, the Carol Ann and Ralph V Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.

BLINK Pop-Up Party, April 25, 7-10 p.m. 1225 Clay Street, Over-the-Rhine,