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Architects of Air returning to BLINK; monumental sculpture, Dodecalis, is presented by Macy’s


The internationally known luminarium, Architects of Air, is returning to BLINK. The giant Architects of Air sculpture is presented by Macy’s.

BLINK, presented by ArtsWave, will take place in downtown Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and surrounding neighborhoods, October 10-13.

Brendon Cull, chief operating officer of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce, talks about the the return of Architects of Air to to Blink, presented by ArtsWave, in October. The announcement took place at Macy’s headquarters in downtown Cincinnati. Macy’s is the 2019 sponsor of Architects of Air (photo by Mark Hansel).

“Those who attended BLINK in 2017 will remember the Architects of Air luminarium, Katena,” said Brendon Cull, senior vice president and COO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. “For 2019, you will enjoy Dodecalis (dough-deck-alice), a new and magical experience, making its world premiere at BLINK.”

Donors to ArtsWave who give $150 or more will not only support 100+ arts organizations, but they will be able to receive two tickets to the Architects of Air, as well as other arts and other experiences.

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“Celebrating and creating community is at the heart of Macy’s,” said Matt Stautberg, Macy’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning. “Macy’s is proud to continue our support of the arts in Cincinnati and thrilled to present this year’s Architects of Air sculpture and the spirit of BLINK.”

Ticket information for Architects of Air: Dodecalis will be available soon.

The luminarium is accessible to people with mobility difficulties and those in wheelchairs. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (maximum 4 children per adult).

Architects of Air: Dodecalis Debuting at BLINK

The internationally known luminarium, Architects of Air, graced Washington Park in 2017 during BLINK®. We're delighted to announce the luminarium will be returning this October! The giant Architects of Air sculpture is proudly presented by Macy's.Those who attended BLINK in 2017 will remember the Architects of Air luminarium, Katena. For 2019, you will enjoy Dodecalis (dough-deck-alice), a new and magical experience, making its world premiere at BLINK. Ticket information for Architects of Air: Dodecalis will be available soonDonors to ArtsWave who give $150 or more will not only support 100+ arts organizations, but they will be able to receive two tickets to the Architects of Air, as well as other arts and other experiences. For more information on this, visit www.ArtsWave.org/Benefits.

Posted by Blink on Thursday, April 11, 2019

“The announcement, made first to Macy’s employees as they kicked off their annual ArtsWave fund drive, is just the latest example of the company’s tremendous support for the arts in Greater Cincinnati,” said Alecia Kintner, ArtsWave president and CEO. “ArtsWave is delighted that Architects of Air will be returning to BLINK in 2019 and is excited to offer all donors of $150 or more to the ArtsWave Community Campaign two complimentary tickets to experience Dodecalis, thanks to Macy’s.”

Since 1992 more than 3 million visitors in over 40 countries across five continents have been welcomed into Architects of Air’s monumental luminaria, immersed in radiant color that comes simply from daylight shining through the luminarium’s fabric. The luminaria designed by company founder Alan Parkinson are inspired by natural forms, geometric solids, Islamic and Gothic architecture. Each new creation is a maze of winding paths and inspiring domes in which visitors may lose themselves in sensory bliss.

BLINK, the only U.S. event of its kind will feature large-scale projection mapping, murals by international artists, interactive light sculptures and diverse entertainment. It will take place from Cincinnati’s Findlay Market neighborhood south to Covington -– bridging two states, and spanning 30 city blocks and a river.

BLINK’s inaugural four-night event in October 2017 spanned 20 blocks and was experienced by more than one million visitors, the largest gathering of people ever in downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine.

BLINK, free and open to the public, is produced by The Agar, ArtWorks, Brave Berlin, the Carol Ann and Ralph V Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.


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