FAQs

Stay tuned to this page for everything you need to know about BLINK! You can also email us at info@blinkcincinnati.com with 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 20-city blocks in Downtown Cincinnati from the Banks of the Ohio River to 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!

What are the dates of the event? 
The inaugural BLINK event will be held Thursday, October 12 through Sunday, October 15, 2017. 

What are the hours? 
7:15pm-12am each night.
All shows and exhibits begin at sundown - approximately 7:15pm - and run until midnight. Hospitality areas serving food and beverages will open at 5pm. 

There will be a special Summerfair event held at Piatt Park during BLINK. Hours for Summerfair: 
Friday, 10/13: 2pm-10pm
Saturday, 10/14: 12pm-10pm
Sunday, 10/15: 12pm-6pm

Will there be food? 
Yes – food will be available in multiple locations. Stay tuned for details.

Are non-alcoholic beverages are available? 
Yes – non-alcoholic beverages will be available in multiple locations. Stay tuned for details.

Will there be beer/wine/liquor?
Yes – beer, wine, and liquor will be available in multiple locations. Stay tuned for details.

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. View the list of volunteer positions and schedules here.