Best Of 2018

Best Vision of the Future: Pleasant Street

BLINK was about the artworks, yes — the murals, the light projections on buildings, the sculptures and phantasmagorical special installations. But it was also about the people. And on Pleasant Street, where thousands walked late into the night to take in the sights (and each other) between Findlay Market and Washington Park, it seemed like you had been transported to one of the world’s great pedestrian thoroughfares — Barcelona’s La Rambla or Chicago’s Miracle Mile. That Pleasant Street on other nights isn’t always that pleasant for a late-night stroll was evidence of just how transformative an experience BLINK was for the city. It provided a vision of what Cincinnati could yet become. BLINK, blinkcincinnati.com.