Northern Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Project

Bourbon barrels + original artwork + solar lighting + NKY city streets =


We look forward to another NKY Bourbon Barrel Project in the future!

Thank you so much for your interest and support! 
All the barrels have now found homes, but we hope to bring the project back soon!
If you would like to be notified when we do it again, please email Jill.
Thank you!

About the Project

NKY is the "Gateway to Bourbon Country"

To celebrate Kentucky's Edge Bourbon Festival in 2019, more than 100 companies, organizations and individuals sponsored these custom bourbon barrels as wayfinding and public art. 

Local artists were commissioned to paint the barrels, incorporating the lighting feature into the designs. They barrels have been on display in NKY's entertainment districts and are now ready to find their final homes--maybe yours!

About the Organizers

About the NKY Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber’s mission is to promote and support the development of strong businesses and a vibrant economy in the Northern Kentucky region, through leadership and advocacy, resulting in a better quality of life for all.


About the Catalytic Fund

The Catalytic Development Funding Corp. of Northern Kentucky (the Catalytic Fund) is a private sector, not-for-profit organization providing financing assistance and related services for developers of quality residential and commercial real estate projects in Northern Kentucky’s urban cities of Ludlow, Covington, Newport, Bellevue, and Dayton. Its mission is to accelerate Northern Kentucky’s urban renaissance through with a three-pronged strategy: financial investment, development services and vibrancy initiatives.


Please contact Jill Morenz, Director of Community Initiatives and Communications for the Catalytic Fund

Email:     Phone: (859) 757-0519