Massively popular BLINK Festival returning to Cincinnati

BLINK Cincinnati will be held in downtown Cincinnati from Thursday, October 12 through Sunday, October 15. The inaugural light and art festival will span 20 city blocks from The Banks to Findlay Market. CONTRIBUTED

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BLINK Cincinnati will be held in downtown Cincinnati from Thursday, October 12 through Sunday, October 15. The inaugural light and art festival will span 20 city blocks from The Banks to Findlay Market. CONTRIBUTED

BLINK, the art and light festival that attracted an estimated 1 million people to downtown Cincinnati last fall, is making a return in October 2019.

"It's going to be a little bigger," Rich Walburg, communications director for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, told our news partner WCPO.

Walburg said BLINK will return to Downtown as a free public event Oct. 10-13, 2019.

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BLINK, the art and light festival that attracted an estimated 1 million people to downtown Cincinnati last fall, is making a return in October 2019.

BLINK, the art and light festival that attracted an estimated 1 million people to downtown Cincinnati last fall, is making a return in October 2019.

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BLINK, the art and light festival that attracted an estimated 1 million people to downtown Cincinnati last fall, is making a return in October 2019.

The inaugural BLINK included 21 light projections mapped onto murals and buildings, new murals by international artists, 27 interactive light sculptures and live entertainment from Oct. 12-15, 2017.

The festival spanned 20 blocks that roughly followed the Cincinnati streetcar route.

"Now that businesses have seen it and what BLINK can do we believe we'll have that support to make it bigger, better and brighter," Walburg told WCPO.

Walburg confirmed the 2019 BLINK festival will remain downtown.

"It will be in the same general area, but that doesn't mean it will be on the same route," he said.

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BLINK, the art and light festival that attracted an estimated 1 million people to downtown Cincinnati last fall, is making a return in October 2019.

BLINK, the art and light festival that attracted an estimated 1 million people to downtown Cincinnati last fall, is making a return in October 2019.

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BLINK, the art and light festival that attracted an estimated 1 million people to downtown Cincinnati last fall, is making a return in October 2019.

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BLINK, the art and light festival that attracted an estimated 1 million people to downtown Cincinnati last fall, is making a return in October 2019.

BLINK, the art and light festival that attracted an estimated 1 million people to downtown Cincinnati last fall, is making a return in October 2019.

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BLINK, the art and light festival that attracted an estimated 1 million people to downtown Cincinnati last fall, is making a return in October 2019.

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BLINK, the art and light festival that attracted an estimated 1 million people to downtown Cincinnati last fall, is making a return in October 2019.

BLINK, the art and light festival that attracted an estimated 1 million people to downtown Cincinnati last fall, is making a return in October 2019.

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BLINK, the art and light festival that attracted an estimated 1 million people to downtown Cincinnati last fall, is making a return in October 2019.

This article contains reporting by WCPO.