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If you don’t have plans for the weekend you should check out ‘BLINK Cincinnati’…the“not to be missed” Cincinnati event for 2017!

It’s FRIDAY!!!!


BLINK is a new Cincinnati event, happening October 12-15.  BLINK is a four-day light and art show / event featuring more than 60 interactive art sculptures, projection mappings, murals and other light-based displays across 20 city blocks from Cincinnati’s Banks to Findlay Market. It will be one of the largest light and art events in the nation, featuring 25+ locations with large-scale projection mapping, murals, urban artscape, media light, interactive art and performers.

Details for BLINK Cincinnati:

When: 7pm-12am each night (October 12-15, 2017)
All shows and exhibits begin at sundown – approximately 7pm – and run until midnight.
Hospitality areas serving food and beverages will open at 6pm and remain open until midnight.

Getting Around: The plan = park in a favorite downtown parking area and take the streetcar (just $2/day/person for the streetcar). BLINK stops are all on the streetcar path. You can get on and off all evening with a day pass for the streetcar. In addition, you can rent a Red Bike. You can walk too if that’s your jam (fair warning – it spans 20 blocks).

Event Guide: Various spots around town are supposed to have paper event guides for you. You can also find an electronic version of the BLINK Event Guide online.

Tickets? Admission? BLINK is completely free and open to the public! Architects of Air will be BLINK’s only paid and ticketed attraction (see below for more info).

Best Time to Go: All projection mapping shows are between 3-10 mins in length and are on a continuous loop so you can arrive at any time.  Each night will feature the same shows and art installations. The only exception is the parade, which only takes place on Thursday at 7pm.


Here are just a few examples of over 70 animated light shows that will make up BLINK Cincinnati 2017.

It’s going to be a giant light show! Our city’s buildings will come alive for BLINK as art meets light meets brick. A number of our existing ArtWorks murals will light up as Brave Berlin and various other creatives project light shows specifically designed for each mural. Additional / new murals have been created just for Blink. Murals that will be brought to life with light include the Charlie Harper mural (119 East Court Street), the “Lookin’ Good” mural at the Know Theater, the Rosemary Clooney mural on Pleasant Street, and many more.

Blink Cincinnati


The Pool at Washington Park:  a playful and engaging work of art that has been featured at more than 20 national and internationally-based light festivals in eight different countries. As visitors enter The Pool and step on the pads, effects of light and color come to life. The Pool encourages participation and play among all ages as users leap from one pad to another, using collaborative movement to create an enchanting environment.

Storybook (at the Public Library / 8th and Walnut), designed by Cincinnati architecture firm BHDP Architecture, is about re-discovering the magic of books and their ability to transport you to a different place. Two tree-lined paths will lead you to an open book featuring an illuminated diorama of white layers and light. Simple white silhouetted shapes will help you step inside a storybook as characters emerge from the pages.

Storybook, Part of BLINK Cincinnati


Architects of Air’s Luminarium at Washington Park: Architects of Air will offer dazzling mazes, winding paths and soaring domes in Cincinnati’s Washington Park. Tickets for Architects of Air will be $5 and go on sale in early October. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Architects of Air will be BLINK’s only paid and ticketed attraction. Find more details and ticket info here.

Washington Park events for Blink


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

Disclosure: Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber is a paid sponsor for the 365Cincinnati brand.

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Let us know if you go and what you think of the show! Contact us at 1-833-VORIES1 or visit us at Keller Williams Realty Services. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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Just in time for football season. Take your kiddos to ‘The Hometown Huddle’ for some family fun!

Ryan Memorial Recreation Complex recently received some love in the form of “The Hometown Huddle” – a challenge course built by the Marvin Lewis Community Fund in conjunction with the Cincinnati Bengals and the United Way.

Hometown Huddle in Westwood

The Hometown Huddle is an NFL/United Way initiative that happens in each NFL market on the same day and is meant to promote volunteerism and create a lasting impression in the community. From building fitness zones and playgrounds to hosting youth football clinics, all 32 NFL teams are encouraging kids to get active for 60 minutes a day as part of NFL PLAY 60, the league’s youth health and wellness campaign. (source)

hometown huddle in westwood

The Bengals’ own “Play60” challenge logo is right on the course. You can learn more about the Play60 Challenge here.

hometown huddle course in westwood

I can see where kids will love these obstacles – balancing over, under, and through… all while trying to keep good time.

obstacles at hometown huddle

In addition to the challenge course, the playground has new swing sets, a slide, monkey bars, and paved play areas around the playsets.

slides at the Hometown Huddle playground

playground surrounding Hometown Huddle in Westwood

Don’t stop your park visit there! Take a walk down the nearby path and you’ll find a par course, soccer and baseball fields.

parcourse trail at Ryan Memorial

exercise equipment at Ryan Memorial Sports Complex

If you dare to proceed down the hill (paved but steep) you’ll find tennis courts and basketball courts.

tennis courts at Ryan Memorial Sports Complex

You can also enjoy a dip in the large pool… when it’s the season for it.

pool at Ryan Memorial Sports Complex


Hometown Huddle is part of Ryan Memorial Sports Complex and is located at 3324 Meyer Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45211

Information about the pool at Ryan Memorial Sports Complex (part of Cincinnati Recreation Commission) can be found here.

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