Best Of 2019

Best Bright Return: BLINK 2019

Best Bright Return

BLINK is making its second appearance in Cincinnati in 2019, with a promise to be bigger and brighter than ever. It was announced that the popular light and art festival — which saw a million visitors during its inaugural 2017 event — will spread across the Roebling Bridge into Covington this year. For the first run, light displays and art events stretched from The Banks to the edges of Over-the-Rhine; in 2019, Northern Kentuckians will get a slice. At the expansion’s announcement in October 2018, Dan Reynolds of production company and architectural projection mapping partner Brave Berlin (other partners include The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, AGAR, ArtWorks and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber) said that the greatest part of the fest is that it’s for everyone. “We designed it to be diverse,” he said. “It is for young and old, gay and straight, it is for people who were born in this nation and for people who are visiting this nation and are making this nation their home. It is for everyone.” BLINK will take place Oct. 10-13, 2019 and will again be free and open to the public. BLINK, blinkcincinnati.com.