BLINK® | Illuminated by ArtsWave

This illuminating walk-through festival of lights, art and projection-mapping displays takes over 30+ city blocks throughout downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky in October.

Where We're Located

Downtown Cincinnati, Over-the-Rhine and Covington, Kentucky
150 E. Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Get Directions

Information

Rates

Free and open to the public; VIP experiences available for a fee. Click Buy Tickets for more details.

Parking

Parking is available on the street, in surface lots and in parking garages throughout downtown Cincinnati and Covington, Kentucky.

Category

Dates and Times

About

BLINK® | Illuminated by ArtsWave is a four-day light and art event that premiered in 2017 and returns October 10-13, 2019. BLINK® will span from Findlay Market in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood through downtown Cincinnati and into Covington, Kentucky – bridging two states, and spanning 30 city blocks and the Ohio River. The only U.S. event of its kind, BLINK® will feature 39 large-scale projection mappings, 16 new murals by national and international artists, interactive light sculptures and diverse entertainment. Additional experiences include:

  • The BLINK® Future City Spectacular Parade, presented by Skyline Chili and curated by ArtWorks, will kick-off the BLINK art, light and culture event, Thursday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. The parade will move south on Vine Street in Downtown Cincinnati from Eighth Street to Rosa Parks Street and West Freedom Way at The Banks. 
  • Architects of Air debuts a new immersive luminarium at Washington Park for the duration of BLINK®. Twist and wind through a maze of paths inside domes that show visitors architect from different genres. Explore this exhibit during daytime or evening hours each day of BLINK®. Admission fees do apply. 
  • Take a guided tour of BLINK® each night in any or all of the five zones. 

Click here for even more details about enjoying the four nights of BLINK® plus ideas to fill the daytime with amazing activities.

Show more

Submit an event to the Cincinnati USA calendar

Browse Related Listings

Places to Stay Nearby

The Guild

The Guild(photo: The Guild)
0.03 Miles

The Guild is the hotel that combines the comforts of home with the perks of boutique accommodations - The Banks is located in the heart of...

AC Hotel Cincinnati at The Banks

AC Hotel (photo: AC Hotel)
0.05 Miles

Situated in the heart of downtown, AC Hotel Cincinnati at The Banks is a wonderful spot from which to explore the city. Providing easy...

Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown

Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown (photo: Isaac Maiselman)
0.21 Miles

Unique and inviting surroundings that include upscale restaurants infused with local flavor. Crisp and anticipatory service delivered with...

More Nearby Hotels

Places to Eat and Drink Nearby

BurgerFi

BurgerFi Burger (photo: Thadd Fiala)
0.01 Miles

Stylish, eco-minded chain serving grass-fed beef burgers, plus hot dogs, craft beer & wine.

Tin Roof

0.01 Miles

Tin Roof has been bringing live music and good times to captive audiences all over the country for over 12 years. With acclaimed Executive...

Jimmy John's

0.02 Miles

Jimmy John's stays open late - really late - serving up its signature subs, clubs and lettuce wraps. There's also a vegetarian sub with...

More Nearby Restaurants

Things to Do Nearby

The Banks

The Banks Smale
0.04 Miles

Nestled along the river between Great American Ball Park, Paul Brown Stadium and the new 45- acre Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront park, The Banks offers something for everyone, from family-friendly restaurants to sports-friendly bars.

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

Reds Hall of Fame and Museum
0.07 Miles

The Reds Hall of Fame, which opened in 2004, is an interactive, historical museum dedicated to recognizing and celebrating Cincinnati Reds baseball. 

More Nearby Things to Do