BLINK returns this weekend and kicked off the four-day light and arts festival with the Future City Light Spectacular parade last night (Oct. 10): a 3,200-participant-led parade down Cincinnati's Vine Street, grand marshaled by chef Jean-Robert de Cavel.
Stepping off from the corner of Eighth and Vine streets downtown, the menagerie of illuminated floats, puppets, musicians, marching bands and costumed performers made its way down to West Freedom Way at The Banks.
With help from Jesse-Mooney Bullock, six ArtWorks Youth Apprentices transformed themselves via Galactic Light Beast puppets, which were designed to affix to the wearers backpack. Ten more Youth Apprentices, led by local artist Kenton Brett, took BLINKs future city motto literally as GlowBots: LED-lit, rainbow robot costumes.
Photos by Hailey Bollinger