BLINK Putting Out a Call for Artists for 2024 Festival

BLINK organizers are looking for artists across all mediums, from mural painting to light installations, projection mapping and digital animation.

click to enlarge BLINK Cincinnati 2022 - Photo: Catie Viox
Photo: Catie Viox
BLINK Cincinnati 2022

Calling all visionaries: The country’s premier light and art festival BLINK will return to Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky next year and organizers are now looking for artists.

The Queen City will once again light up with public art installations, projection mapping and other feats of creativity for the fourth edition of BLINK Oct. 17-20, 2024. The experience allows attendees to interact with some of the world’s most innovative and engaging art throughout the city and unites artists and art lovers from all over the world.

Artists are the backbone of all this magic, and from now until Dec. 15, creatives across all mediums, from projection mapping to digital animation, mural painting and lighted installations, are invited to submit their ideas and applications.

Artists can learn more and apply here. There is no application fee.

In 2022, BLINK hosted 71 artists from around the world – including 32 local artists – and drew about 2.1 million attendees from 29 different states and had an economic impact of $126 million.

“Anytime you can do something that focuses on arts and culture and inclusion in our community that brings in economic impact, this can drive the future of Cincinnati,” Brendon Cull, president and CEO of the Cincinnati Regional Chamber, said at the announcement of BLINK 2024 in July.

Organizers already have some artistic ideas in mind for 2024, including the return of projection mapping to Music Hall, something that hasn’t happened since BLINK’s forebear Lumenocity in 2016.

“We’re very excited to announce we’ll be showing off this beautiful, architecturally historic building,” BLINK 2024 Executive Director Justin Brookhart said at the announcement. “We have lots of fun news and ideas on how we’re going to show off this icon on a grand scale next year.”

Also new for the fourth edition of BLINK is a call to property owners who may want to participate. BLINK co-founder and managing partner of AGAR Andrew Salzbrun says they want to hear from property owners who may have a good wall for a mural or a parking lot perfect for an installation.

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Katherine Barrier

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