The Curt Bessette Art Gallery is re-opening after moving to its new location at the Main Library in Burlington. The Gallery features work by regional and national artists, and we are looking for artists or art groups that are interested in displaying a few of their works. 

The Gallery has hosted a wide variety of artists/displays such as: 

  • Don Huff: Painter of Memories 
  • Discovering Taiwan and Beyond Through Watercolor 
  • Boone County Visual Arts 
  • Through Darkness to Light by Jeanine Michna-Bales 
  • Tri-State Photographic Society 

Join us for this artistic opportunity at the Library! 

To find more information on displaying artwork in the Curt Bessette Art Gallery, please visit

The namesake of the Gallery, Curt Bessette, was a quiet child who spent many hours drawing and creating art of the people and scenes around him. As time passed, his interest in art and talent for various artistic styles grew. He even became known by his peers and colleagues as the Artist. Mr. Bessette also served on the Boone County Public Library Board of Trustees from July 2016 to his passing in February 2017.