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BLINK announces projection mapping artists & muralists for October 10-13 art, light & culture event

BLINK® has announced its line-up of projection mapping artists and muralists for the October 10-13 art, light and culture event. 

BLINK 2019 artist announcements – projections for October 10-13 art, light & culture event that will include five urban zones in cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

BLINK, illuminated by ArtsWave, will happen from Cincinnati’s Findlay Market neighborhood to Covington, Kentucky – bridging two states, and spanning 30 city blocks and the Ohio River.

The only U.S. event of its kind, BLINK will feature large-scale projection mapping, murals by international artists, interactive light sculptures and diverse entertainment. BLINK parade participants and light-based installation artists will be announced by BLINK partner, ArtWorks, in September.

BLINK in 2019 will feature 39 projection mappings created by 36 organizations or artist groups and curated by BLINK partner, Brave Berlin of Cincinnati.

The artists come to BLINK from six countries and seven U.S. cities, including 21 from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. See the list below.

“BLINK will feature nearly double the number of projection mappings (20) of 2017, and we’re thrilled that 50 percent of our projection mapping installations are either led by or exclusively produced by female artists,” said Steve McGowan of Brave Berlin.

Sixteen new murals will be created for BLINK in 2019, curated by BLINK partner, The AGAR, of Cincinnati. The muralists represent eight countries and six U.S. cities, including Xylene of Cincinnati.

See the list below.

“We’re excited to bring this diverse and globally renowned group of artists to BLINK. The 15 new murals will join the nine created in Cincinnati’s Findlay Market neighborhood for BLINK in 2017,” said Andrew Salzbrun of The AGAR.


Additionally, ArtsWave, the engine for the arts and illuminating sponsor of BLINK , unveiled its new brand identity, designed by Cincinnati-based global brand and innovation consultancy LPK.

“Just in time for BLINK, ArtsWave is proud to share with you our new visual identity, one that focuses on the wave of arts impact that events like this and the 100+ others that you and me make happen to keep Greater Cincinnati amazing.” said Alecia Kintner, president and CEO of ArtsWave.


Visit shop.BLINKcincinnati.com to order your BLINK® t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, bags, stickers and more. It’s also where you can purchase your BLINK VIP Ticket Package (limited availability). For just $350, you receive:

*       Access to (6) VIP tents during the four days of BLINK®

o   Private access restrooms

o   Dedicated bar ($5 drinks)

o   Seating

o   Ambiance

*       VIP experience

BLINK 2019 projection mapping artists, artist groups and muralists (click to enlarge)

o   BLINK Parade – first come first serve VIP viewing area(s)

o   1 Architects of Air installation ticket

o   First look at BLINK artist print shops

o   4 drink tickets

*       VIP swag

o   BLINK VIP premium bracelet

o   BLINK sticker

o   BLINK limited edition poster

o   BLINK hat

o   BLINK cup

o   BLINK necklace

Free and open to the public, 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 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.

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

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