BCPL offers a dedicated, permanent gallery space for local artists at the Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike in Burlington on the first floor.  Beginning April 2019, the Curt Bessette Art Gallery opened its doors to local artists in the Northern Kentucky community. 

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 only grew until he became known by his peers as the Artist. Mr. Bessette also served on the Boone County Public Library Board of Trustees from July 2016 to February 2017.

The Library is a public space and welcomes different types of art. We do ask that everything in the gallery is family-friendly since parents with young children may visit the space. At this time, any art that is displayed must also be able to be hung on a hook. If you or someone you know is interested in displaying work at the Main Library, please visit https://www.bcpl.org/about/art-gallery/. More information on exhibit guidelines, exhibit request forms, and a biography of Curt Bessette are included on this site. Join us for this new artistic opportunity at the Library!

Check out our video on Curt Bessette.