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See 20 custom Bourbon barrels in “Barrels of Heart”

We’re glimpsing everything from Cardinals to sea creatures to corn on these barrels.

A Bourbon barrel with a portrait of a woman eating olives on it, inspired by classical portraits

A barrel designed by local artist Marty Osbourn O’Daniel.

Photo by Dick Arnspiger

If you’re a lover of both Bourbon and local art, the Frazier’s upcoming exhibition is for you.

“Barrels of Heart” will showcase twenty custom Bourbon barrels, each designed by a different local artist or group. Put on by arts-focused charity Bourbon with Heart, the exhibition aims to showcase the work of artists with a variety of experience, ages, ethnicities, and perspectives to rally support and education around the local art community.

Two barrels decorated with places around Louisville and scenes from the city's history.

April Jeffreys’ submission in “Barrels of Heart.”

Photo by Dick Arnspiger

Artists were provided a barrel and a supply budget to create their vision. Each barrel is sponsored by a different local brand, including Old Louisville Whiskey Co. and Buzzard’s Roost Sipping Whiskeys.

Not only can you view the barrels on display from Thursday, Feb. 2 to Friday, March 3, but you can vote for your favorite design. The winning artist will receive a cash prize, plus a donation to a charity of their choice.

Entry to the special exhibition is included with general museum admission.

Two photos of a barrel covered with a dripping paint motif.

Down Syndrome of Louisville’s Adult Academy Class Artists’ submission in “Barrels of Heart.”

Photo by Dick Arnspiger

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