By Kathy DeBross
ArtsWave, the nonprofit engine for Greater Cincinnati’s arts and illuminator of BLINK, one of the largest light-based arts events in the nation, is offering guided walking tours, October 10-13.
Six tours will span the 30+ block festival, happening in five zones. The tour will be offered to the public on a first come, first serve basis. Five of these tours will focus on the projection mappings and art installations happening in the each of BLINK zones, and a sixth tour will focus on the 15 new murals that will be unveiled during the four-day event. The tours provide a unique, curated experience for those who want to understand the artistry – including the images, artistic approach, artist and placement decisions – behind BLINK.
Projection mapping and art installation tours will be night-time-based, coinciding with the event times (7 to 11 p.m.), and mural tours are planned beforehand from 3 to 7:30 p.m., offering the potential to extend the BLINK experience throughout the day.
Tours will range from $30 to $35, depending on the selection, with discounts for students and seniors.
All proceeds from the tours will fund Greater Cincinnati’s arts through ArtsWave.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. For more information and to sign up for the tours, go to artswave.org/tours.