• Downtown Louisville is a creative Hub with 5 vibrant gallery districts: NuLu, South 4th Street, Museum Row, West Main & Butcherblock

  • Explore walk-able galleries in Nulu including: Garner Narrative, Zephyr, Swanson Contemporary, Revelry, Green Building, Mahonia Green Gallery & more.

  • Sample South 4th Street at: Craft[s] Gallery & Mercantile, Blockparty, Gifthorse Artist Space, Brown Hotel Gallery, Cellar Door Cafe Gallery and Regalo.

  • Something for all ages on Museum Row at KMAC, 21c, Muhammad Ali Center, KY Science Discovery Gallery, Frazier, Awesome Possum, Actors Theater Gallery and more.

  • Find revitalization in bloom off of West Main Street with Tim Faulkner Studios, E&S Gallery, Portland Museum, Mammoth, Nelligan, 1619 FLUX, Hite Studio and more.

  • Butcherblock is growing! Find the brand new Pyro Gallery there soon!

Republic Bank First Friday Hop Galleries and Events

On the First Friday of every month, many of our favorite Downtown art galleries, shops, boutiques, restaurants, and entertainment hot spots are open extended hours and offering specials, sales, refreshments, and live music. Go explore the 40+ unique boutiques, artists, galleries, eateries, and more along the Republic Bank First Friday Hop route.
On any given weekday, our favorite places are open normal hours, and you can "hop" on the ZeroBus and ride to a "Z" stop near each location during standard transit hours listed here.

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    Moremen Moloney Contemporary Presents Kathryn Keller

    • “When I first painted a pine tree, I first loved a pine tree. Before I painted the tree, I thought “How Inferior to other trees they are!” But in the painting of the pine tree, I learned how it was made.  I began to marvel in the architecture of it.  Painting outside allows for moments […]

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    Summer Classic Movie Series at The Palace

    • ANATOMY OF A MURDER (1959) & WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (1957) FRI AUG 4 8:00PM  $5-$5 THE LOUISVILLE PALACE  Part of the Summer Classic Movie Series for 2017, a series of mystery who-dunits! Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm, from July 7-August 5th, see the movies they way they were meant to be seen – […]

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    BILLY RAY CYRUS at the Brown Theater

    • Billy Ray Cyrus is back and better than ever! Come celebrate the 25th anniversary of the smash hit that started it all, Achy Break Heart, at the Brown Theatre on August 4th. Cyrus will be joined by special guest, Nashville’s rising star, Olivia Lane. Throughout the course of nearly three decades, Billy Ray Cyrus has […]

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    • Los Angeles native Will Wiesenfeld is perhaps best known for his Anticon-signed indie electronic project Baths, but he’s been more prolific under his ambient moniker, Geotic. While Baths is inspired by underground hip-hop and indie pop, and is self-described as “active listening,” Geotic is Wiesenfeld‘s “passive listening” venture. Incorporating field recordings, pianos, guitars, light distortion, and occasional vocals and beats, Geotic‘s recordings are warm, relaxed, […]

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    Peppermint @ PLAY LOUISVILLE

    • **Advanced Tickets Available NOW. Tickets available at the door the night of the event** Join us Friday, August 4 with RuPaul’s Drag Race Star Peppermint! Play Mates shows @ 10, 12 & 2 w/ Peppermint meet and greet after the 12:00 show Louisville’s BEST Dance Floor is open till 4 am! *Tickets are General Admission–Standing […]

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    Star Wars Night with the Louisville Bats

    • Star Wars Night with the Louisville Bats and Fireworks!  Hosted by Derby City Squad 501st About the Derby City Squad 501st: Our mission as the Derby City Squad is to continue the Legion mission in the Greater Louisville Metropolitan area and further into Kentucky, through both public promotional events and charity events, and to have fun and […]

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    Latte Art Throwdown at KMAC

    • Come celebrate the art of the latte and the craft of the throwdown! KMAC Café is calling all baristas to bring their skills to the table and see who will take home prizes for the best latte of the night. Art lovers can witness the baristas in action and check out the KMAC Museum galleries […]

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  • Royal Hot Chicken and Mahonia Plant Sale

    Royals Hot Chicken 8/4 Patio Series #4

    • Join us on the patio at Royals Hot Chicken for the party on the patio during the Republic Bank First Friday Hop! Royals is teaming up with some of our favorite local friends to bring an awesome evening of fun and music to our patio. We are joined by one of our favorite neighbors, Mahonia who will be hosting a […]

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    Louisville BIG Wish® Gala

    • Join us for a spectacular night of celebrating our mission and making wishes come true! The Louisville BIG Wish Gala presented by Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky will provide guests the opportunity to experience the Make-A-Wish mission firsthand. The evening will include a fabulous sit down dinner, a live and silent auction and a few […]

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    Matt DeVore pianist at Marketplace Restaurant

    •   Matt DeVore DRUMMER FOR OPOSSUM HOLLER I like to play drums. I also teach drums, guitar, bass, piano, ukulele, and occasionally the accordion. I have played music for as long as I can remember and never had lessons, but listened to music constantly, and still do. I feel like I am always learning, and […]

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    Flea Off Market First Friday

    • The Flea Off Market is a once-a-month outdoor bazaar that will take place in the heart of Louisville, off Market Street at the Fresh Start Growers Market There will be dozens of vendors each month offering a wide variety of tantalizing wares. There will be books, records, bicycles, pet adoptions, antiques, cool old junk, used […]

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    WINE & BEER ~ August First Friday Hop at Red Tree

    • Our July Hop was a great success and we have several very exciting things in the work for this next one! So come down to Red Tree to enjoy a COLD BEER or glass of WINE in one of the most unique stores in town! Red Tree, set in a historic mid 1800’s building with […]

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    Nulu Luau! Last chance to vote for your favorite cocktail!

    •  Join us on Saturday June 22nd for the closing party of the NuLu Luau cocktail contest and the Summer NuLu Luau! It is not to late to vote for these awesome Drinks all all the participating locations! NuLu Summer Luau July 22, Get Lei’d in NuLu Cocktail Competition Cocktails will feature RE’AL Cream of Coconut, […]

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    The Natural View: Brendan Taylor at ReSurfaced Gallery

    • August – Creativity Artist – Brendan Taylor Description – A multi-media presentation by Louisville’s most innovate 5th graders featuring paintings and animations. Organized by Jecorey “1200” Arthur. “A look at what creativity means to me. Creativity is how I express myself, how I speak to others in more than my words. Words can be hard, but […]

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    PROJECT 18: NATURALL at Zephyr Gallery

    • August First Friday Hop: Friday August 4, 2017 | 5-9 pm Artist and Curator Talk: Friday August 18, 2017 | 6-8 pm Many thanks to everyone who joined us for our artist and curator Talk on June 29. We had a great turn out, and got to hear some inspiring conversation from artists Leticia Bajuyo and Ezra Kellerman. Please join us for a […]

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    July 7th First Friday Hop

    • Your browser does not support the video tag.   The weather is set to be beautiful for this Friday, a perfect day to hit the Republic Bank First Friday Hop! With over 40 events and 100+ and growing hot spots around Downtown there is something for everyone from hot Glass to great food and drinks […]

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    PYRO Gallery presents: THE CHANGING LAND

    • PYRO Gallery presents: THE CHANGING LAND by Corie Neumayer “Sixteen of the seventeen hottest years on record have occurred since 2000” — National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Dept. of Commerce Republic bank First Friday Hop Formerly the First Friday Trolley Hop, July 7th  from 6-9 pm Show Dates: June 1 – July 29, 2017 Due to popular request – […]

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    In the Moment at STRIVE NuLu for First Friday

    • First ever In the Moment… at STRIVE in Nulu for The Republic Bank First Friday Hop this coming Friday! This month’s featured artists include Alphaeus Green Jr., Rita M Cameron, and Cheyenne Mize‎! The gate will open at 6pm…stop by and tell your friends!! This is not your usual concert-going experience- it is about sharing and experiencing art with […]

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    BEER & WINE ~ First Friday Hop at Red Tree

    • Come down to Red Tree and enjoy a BEER or glass of WINE in our lovely Courtyard! While youre here you can check out the work of our amazing Featured Local Artists, Painter Casey Page, Jewelry Makers House of Medal, Woodworker Joey Golding, Photographer John Miller, Sycamore Hill’s hand stamped spoons and utensils, Brian Bridgers’ […]

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    365 Days of Prince at Revelry Gallery on the HOP

    • We are going to ‘Party like it’s 1999’ because The Purple One is coming to Revelry! This show pays tribute to Prince and it will be quite a spectacle with over 365 illustrations flanking our gallery walls. As part of the festivities, we will have DJ Ali Longwire spinning Prince inspired tunes as well as […]

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    First Friday at Tim Faulkner Gallery with Todd Fife

    • We will have art openings, open studios, music, and fun all around our 26,000 square foot facility! Details to come. Come join us for First Friday! New work from Todd Fife In addition to Todd’s work we will be pulling out a few surprises from our “Art Cage”. Don’t miss this opportunity to come see […]

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  • The Normandy gallery Joins the First Friday Hop

    The Normandy Gallery joins the First Friday Hop!

    • This month will feature original works from myself, the late Betty Dore, and the first showing for local photographer Jesse Mattingly of River City Originals. We’ve got a highly Louisville-centric theme of work on display right now. While I love to cycle in new artists to keep things fresh, I always insist that the Normandy Gallery […]

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