FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS BLINK?

BLINK is a light and art event that features large-scale architectural projection mapping, light-based sculptures and installations, brand-new murals and interactive art. BLINK spans 30-city blocks from Northern Kentucky’s Covington neighborhood, across the river, through Downtown Cincinnati and and up Findlay Market.

WHAT IS PROJECTION MAPPING?

Projection mapping is the art of turning unusual or irregularly shaped objects – such as buildings – into a video projection surface. Using specialized software, the artist is able to make the space come alive with animations, optical illusions and notions of movement.

ARE TICKETS NEEDED?

No tickets are needed. BLINK is completely free and open to the public!

Want to enhance your BLINK experience? VIP Ticket Packages provide access to six VIP tents along the route, private restrooms, dedicated bar, exclusive swag and morel  See all of the VIP benefits and grab BLINK swag at shop.BLINKcincinnati.com.

WHAT ARE THE DATES OF THE EVENT?

BLINK Illuminated by ArtWaves will take place October 10-13, 2019.

WHAT ARE THE HOURS?

7pm-11pm each night.  Hospitality areas (with food, beverages, restrooms, seating and VIP tents) will open at 5pm.

WHEN IS THE PARADE?

The BLINK Future City Spectacular Parade, presented by Skyline Chili, kicks off at 7:30pm on Thursday, October 10. More than than 3,000 community participants, including members of local school, civic and church groups will dazzle with performance, light sculptures and illuminated costumes.

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.

DO I NEED TO ARRIVE AT BLINK AT A CERTAIN TIME IN ORDER TO CATCH THE SHOWS?

No. All projection mapping shows are between 3-10 mins in length and are on a continuous loop so you can arrive at any time.

IS EACH NIGHT THE SAME?

Yes. Each night will feature the same shows and art installations. The parade only takes place on opening night. The bands and live entertainment also vary each night.

DO I NEED TO START AT A SPECIFIC LOCATION?

No. There is no specific location where you need to start. However, we recommend starting at the Northern most point of the event and working your way south or vice versa.

HOW SHOULD I NAVIGATE BETWEEN EACH INSTALLATION?

BLINK is designed around the Cincinnati Bell Connector Streetcar route. Guests can walk from each installation and can also take the streetcar and get off at each stop to view installations. Guests can purchase a full-day streetcar pass for $2. Tickets can be purchased via the kiosk at each streetcar stop or purchased ahead of time via the CincyEZ Ride app. 

WILL THERE BE FOOD AND BEVERAGES AVAILABLE?

Yes. Food, Pepsi products, water and alcoholic beverages are available in multiple locations throughout the event.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED WITH OR VOLUNTEER FOR BLINK?

From greeting attendees and helping them maneuver throughout the city, to working hands-on with some of the showcased artwork and artists, BLINK has a broad range of volunteer opportunities.