BLINK Returns to Cincinnati in 2019 — Here are All the Photos from Last Year’s Festival


Last year, Cincinnati was transformed into a "future city" filled with light displays and art events from The Banks to the edges of Over-the-Rhine.

The word “blink” is a simple, straightforward term meaning to shut and open your eyes quickly. But it has numerous connotations: a momentary gleam of light, a flash, a flicker, a sparkle, a glimmer or a shimmer. It took on added meaning last year during a new, free and attention-grabbing four-day Cincinnati event that cost $3 million to stage.

BLINK was one of the largest, most innovative light and art events in the nation, featuring large-scale projection mapping — familiar to Cincinnatians who attended the wildly popular Lumenocity event produced in Washington Park from 2013-2015 — plus light-based sculptures and installations, a parade, murals, interactive art and performances.

For those of you who missed last year's festival, have no fear. Cincinnati will host another BLINK in 2019.

Oct. 12-15 | Photos by Hailey Bollinger