April 23, 2019
Need some BLINK® in your life?
Everyone is invited to a BLINK Pop-Up Party, April 25, 7-10 p.m., at 1225 Clay Street in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. When the sun goes down the lights go live!
The party, featuring food, drinks, entertainment and a few BLINK surprises, will coincide with the finale of the 2019 ArtsWave Community Campaign to fund Greater Cincinnati’s arts.
“ArtsWave is excited to wrap up a successful campaign, and as illuminating sponsor of BLINK, we’re ready to get the region, the nation and the world buzzing about BLINK,” said Alecia Kintner, president & CEO of ArtsWave, the Cincinnati region's local arts agency and the nation's first and largest community campaign for the arts.
“BLINK’s creative partners have been working hard on this one-time-only pop-up event – and what’s coming this fall. We look forward to the community coming together again as we begin the countdown to BLINK,” added Tim Maloney, president and CEO of the Carol Ann and Ralph V Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, founding partner of BLINK.
Cincinnati’s art and light phenomenon, BLINK, will happen in downtown Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and surrounding neighborhoods, October 10-13, 2019. The only U.S. event of its kind will feature large-scale projection mapping, murals by international artists, interactive light sculptures and diverse entertainment. The event will stretch from Cincinnati’s Findlay Market neighborhood south to Covington, Kentucky – bridging two states, and spanning 30 city blocks and a river.
If you can't make the pop-up party but you're looking for ways to get involved with the event, BLINK is still seeking applications for parade participants and performers. Parade applications must be submitted by May 20 and performers must submit applications by June 15.