Visit the Downtown Main Library as CHPL Joins the BLINK Festival

Written by Joe Armstrong, Content Specialist, Marketing, Downtown Main Library

See Cincinnati – and your Library – like never before during BLINK, the one-of-a-kind light and art festival taking place across Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky October 13-16.

The Library is joining in the celebration of groundbreaking art displays with an interactive sculpture at the Downtown Main Library’s new North Plaza. Be sure to catch the kickoff parade to see the Library’s unforgettable illuminated float flanked by CHPL staff.

Larger Than Life Interactive Art

One art installation you don’t want to miss is at the Downtown Main Library’s North Plaza, which was just opened earlier this fall.

Grove by Pneuhaus is an immersive sculpture created by Pneuhaus art studio, co-founded by Cincinnati-raised Matt Muller. It stands as a monument to the invisible forces that shape the world around us. Inspired by the subterranean root systems that connect our forests, twenty-three columns of light are channeled into a single branching network and vaulted high into the sky, creating pockets and clearings for people to explore.

Centrally located along the 30 city blocks of art spanning from Findlay Market to Covington, it’s also the perfect place to start and end your BLINK exploration.

Grove by Pneuhaus is made possible by The Library Foundation of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A Parade Like You’ve Never Seen Before

The kickoff parade is an artistic experience unique to BLINK, with close to 100 organizations taking part in a dazzling display of light moving down 5th Street in Downtown Cincinnati.

CHPL is joining the kickoff celebration with a literary-themed float complete with a rotating 10-foot sculpture of a book. Designed and made by artist Stacey Vest, the float’s theme is “The Stuff of Stars,” featuring glow-in-the-dark designs leaping out of the opened book.

What are you looking forward to most at BLINK? Learn more about the weeklong festival on BLINK’s website, opens a new window.

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