One of the most exciting festivals in the town returns in October 2019


Join NKU for an open house reception on the third night of BLINK at NKU alumni-owned eatery The Gruff




Saturday, October 12, 2019

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129 E 2nd St, Covington, KY 41011

Open house reception 7 - 10 p.m.



Stop by for refreshments as you enjoy the festivities in Covington, one of BLINK's most densely packed zones for art, light, music and food, featuring:

  •  A free concert Saturday night featuring alternative rock band Grouplove in Covington's RiverCenter parking lot
  • NKU School of the Arts students' very own light installation, just down the street from The Gruff on the banks of the Ohio River
  • The John A. Roebling bridge as a featured iconic landmark bathed in light and sound
  • The Ascent bathed in animated light on all sides with vibrant colors and patterns 
  • The World's Largest Mobile Disco Ball, made in Kentucky
  • Several other architectural projection mapping installations 
  • and much more!



Returning October 10-13, 2019, BLINK is one of the largest light, art and projection mapping events in the nation. The four-day event features large-scale projection mapping installations, murals, urban artscapes, media light and interactive and spans over 30 city blocks in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

Visit for updates on the event map, parking, and travel information