Fantastical Light and Art Festival BLINK Returns This October

The fest will transform city blocks all the way from Over-the-Rhine to The Banks and across the Roebling Bridge into Covington

click to enlarge 2017's BLINK Cincinnati festival - Hailey Bollinger
Hailey Bollinger
2017's BLINK Cincinnati festival

In its inaugural 2017 run, BLINK Cincinnati was one of the largest and most innovative light and art events in the nation, transforming city blocks all the way from The Banks to the edges of Over-the-Rhine into a glowing, pulsing wonderscape. For four days, Cincinnatians could feast their eyes on large-scale projection mapping, light-based sculptures and installations, a parade, murals and performances. If you missed it in 2017, don’t fret: BLINK is back for a second run Oct. 10-13, 2019 — this time stretching across the Roebling Bridge and into Covington, Kentucky. This year’s fest will span 30 blocks, feature those same beloved large-scale light and art events, and also include a live performance from AltRock act Grouplove. To mark the expansion across the Ohio River, BLINK also plans to illuminate the Roebling, bathing it in “beautiful color, light and sound.” Oct. 10-13. Free. More info at blinkcincinnati.com. 

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