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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

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


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


Dates and Times


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.

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