• 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.

  • March 2nd Republic Bank First Friday Hop!

    March 2nd Republic Bank First Friday Hop!

    • Join us this month for the March First Friday Hop! Ryan Bourque Suddenly Overwhelmed at Actor’s Theatre, Dave Caudill at Moreman Maloney, Cartoons at Black Heart Gallery, New monuments at the Cressman Center, The Personal is Still Political at Huff Gallery, Kayla Bischoff and Bob Lockhart at Pyro Gallery, Poetry and Pie at Sarabande Books, […]

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  • KMAC

    KMAC Museum Recognized for Excellence

    •   Louisville, KY, 2/19/2018 – KMAC Museum has passed the American Alliance of Museums’ Core Documents Verification, an important milestone in its ongoing efforts to demonstrate excellence and meet standards and best practices. Earning Core Documents Verification means the national professional organization for the museum industry has verified- through a thorough expert review – that the […]

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  • Ryan Bourque's Suddenly Overwhelmed: photography exhibition at Actors Theatre

    Ryan Bourque’s Suddenly Overwhelmed: photography exhibition at Actors Theatre

    • Ryan Bourque’s Suddenly Overwhelmed: photography exhibition at Actors Theatre Opening Reception on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop, March 2nd at Actors Theatre February 22 – April 8, 2018 316 West Main Street, Louisville, Ky 40202 ActorsTheatre.org About the Artist: Ryan Bourque (Fight Director—Evocation to Visible Appearance) has acted in and choreographed the violence for The Glory […]

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  • 42ND HUMANA FESTIVAL featuring GOD SAID THIS

    42ND HUMANA FESTIVAL featuring GOD SAID THIS on First Friday

    • GOD SAID THIS at the ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE Louisville’s only Tony Award-winning theatre, the State Theatre of Kentucky and home to the Humana Festival of New American Plays. 316 W Main Street  502.584.1205  @ATLouisville  Facebook  Official Website February 22 – February 22, 2018 GOD SAID THIS by Leah Nanako Winkler directed by Morgan GouldFebruary 28 – April 8, 2018 […]

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  • bourbon Classic

    BOURBON CLASSIC

    • Friday, March 2  Bourbon Classic Cocktail & Culinary Challenge The Foundry at Glassworks 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Click here for tickets. www.bourbonclassic.com Bourbon Classic Cocktail & Culinary Challenge: Presented by Kentucky Proud New Venue – The Foundry at Glassworks  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm “Mix things up” at this exciting exploration of what’s classic and […]

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  • pbr

    PBR: Louisville Takeover with Kevin Jaggers

    • Kevin Jaggers and his band will TAKEOVER PBR: Louisville on March 2!! Kevin makes his RETURN to 4th Street and DEBUT at PBR!!! HIT GOING NOW AND MAKE PLANS TO JOIN! #kevjagispbrbound PBR Louisville 432 S 4th St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 Hosted by PBR Louisville and Kevin Jaggers Kevin Jaggers Performing Arts · Elizabethtown, Kentucky Official Facebook page of ASCAP and CMT […]

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  • Ka$H louisville artist

    First Art Show Opening: Ka$h Hosted by Louisville Grows

    • Louisville Grows 1641 Portland Ave., Louisville, Kentucky 40203 (Right next to Tim Faulkner Gallery) Ka$H will be featured in Louisville Grows’ first art show of 2018. Having already displayed his piece “Greatness” in the Healthy House, he will bring his chaotic and grafiitti inspired style to the art gallery inside Healthy House. Artist bio: “Kash’s […]

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  • Satisfaction Hosted by Next Best Thing Presents at Mercury Ballroom

    Satisfaction Hosted by Next Best Thing Presents at Mercury Ballroom

    • Mercury Ballroom 611 S 4th St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 Friday, March 2 at 8 PM – 11 PM The International Rolling Stones Show Next Best Thing presents Concert Tour ‘Next Best Thing presents’ is a concert series and a brand, committed to presenting only the very best re-creations of classic artists.

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  • Personal is Still Political
Lisa Simon & Skylar Smith

    Opening: Personal is Still Political, Lisa Simon & Skylar Smith at Huff Gallery

    • Opening: Personal is Still Political, Lisa Simon & Skylar Smith Public Event · Hosted by Huff Gallery Personal is Still Political Lisa Simon & Skylar Smith March 2 – March 31 Huff Gallery at Spalding University 853 Library Lane, Louisville, KentuckyPersonal is Still Political is the third collaboration between artists and educators Lisa Simon and Skylar Smith. […]

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  • Jimmy Can't Dance ellis

    Swing Night w/ Billy Goat Strut Revue at Jimmy Can’t Dance

    • 8:30PM: FREE swing dance lessons 9PM-1AM: Billy Goat Strut Revue $10 Live Jazz club in downtown Louisville, KY. Located on 7th Street between Main and Market in the basement of the historic Another Place Sandwich Shop. 119 South 7th Street | Louisville, KY Below Another Place Sandwich Shop Wednesday – Saturday 5PM – 4AM brian@jimmycantdance.com […]

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  • “Kentucky Wildlands” - A Pine Mountain Collective Group Art show Postcard

    “Kentucky Wildlands” – A Pine Mountain Collective Group Art show at Revelry Boutique

    • “Kentucky Wildlands” – A Pine Mountain Collective Group Art show at Revelry Boutique WHO: Nana Lampton, Melisaa Muir Sutherland, Valerie Fuchs, Geoff Carr, Jenny Zeller, John Brooks, Petersen Thomas, Anessa Aerhart, Craig Kaviar, Anna Marie Pavlik, Rebecca Allan, Joen Pallesen, Sara Turner, Brian Turner, Sky Marietta and Greg Abernathy. WHAT: “Kentucky Wildlands” – A Pine Mountain Collective […]

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  • pyro gallery

    Duo Exhibition Featuring Bob Lockhart & Kayla Bischoff at Pyro Gallery

    • Duo Exhibition Featuring Bob Lockhart & Kayla Bischoff Show Dates: February 22 – April 7, 2018 First Friday Gallery Hop March 2nd 6-9   Pyro Gallery is pleased to announce a duo exhibition of works by PYRO Member, Bob Lockhart and Guest Artist, Kayla Bischoff. The gallery is brimming with vibrant drawings, paintings, and ceramics. This exhibition displays a menagerie of expressive figures […]

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  • Seussical the Musical

    Seussical the Musical presented by LPAS and Hosted by Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School

    • Seussical the Musical presented by LPAS Hosted by Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School https://www.facebook.com/events/135630240530961/ Seussical is a musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty based on the works of Dr. Seuss, that debuted on Broadway in 2000. The play is an amalgamation of many of Seuss’s most famous children’s stories, with most of its plot being based on Horton Hears a Who!. After a Broadway run, the […]

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  • The Gala A Sullivan University PA Student Society Event

    The Gala: A Sullivan University PA Student Society Event

    • The 2nd annual Sullivan Physician Assistant Student Society Gala will be held at The Gramercy on March 2, 2018 from 6:30pm-10:30pm. Tickets can be purchased online starting November 27th for $40. Ticket purchase includes OPEN BAR, food, live music, and a silent auction. Proceed will benefit The Family Community Clinic and The Sullivan PA Student […]

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  • The dynamic Matt Mozzoni Duo at Marketplace Restaurant

    The dynamic Matt Mozzoni Duo at Marketplace Restaurant

    • Marketplace Restaurant 651 S 4th St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 The dynamic Matt Mozzoni Duo and special guest will make your evening swing with mellow intoxication during the Republic Bank first Friday Hop. Located on historic 4th Street in picturesque Theater Square, Marketplace Restaurant offers unique cuisine with an alluring dining experience. Using the highest quality […]

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  • Live In Louisville John D'Amato at Stevie Ray's Blues Bar

    Live In Louisville John D’Amato at Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar

    • Live In Louisville Hosted by John D’Amato at Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar 230 E Main St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 Come see the man that John Sacksteder of the Kentuckiana Blues Society called “A Blues Guitar Virtuoso”. Don’t Miss It.!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/354313648383337/ John D’Amato Musician/Band John’s guitar prowess and soulfull vocals landed him on stage with :B.B. King; Billy Cox; […]

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  • black heart gallery

    Its Saturday Morning A Cartoon Tribute show at Black Heart Gallery

    • Come join us Friday March 2nd for another year of showing our love of cartoons and animation. Opening Party starts at 7:00p.m. show will be up all month. Black Heart Tattoo Gallery 124 N Clay St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 Valentine Itattoo Delamorte Artist · Louisville, Kentucky Tattoo artist in Louisville KY at the weird wierd Black Heart […]

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  • Poetry and Pie at Sarabande Books

    Poetry and Pie at Sarabande Books in Nulu!

    • Sarabande Books 822 East Market Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40206 Join us at our NuLu headquarters during the next First Friday Trolley Hop for pie, poetry, photo booth, and more! On Friday, March 2, we’re celebrating the winners of our 2018 Flo Gault Poetry Prize for Kentucky Undergraduates! Pie and photo booth at 7pm. Program starts […]

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  • Louisville Ballet's Relevé Society

    Relevé YPOP UpTempo dinner before The Beyond on First Friday

    • The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts 501 W Main St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 Come mingle with Relevé Society, YPOP, and UpTempo members at Scene at Kentucky Center for Performing Arts before The Beyond! YPOP – Young Professional Opera Patrons Community Organization · Louisville, Kentucky Young Professional Opera Patrons (YPOP) of Kentucky Opera Louisville Ballet’s Relevé Society […]

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  • The Bourbon Classic

    Bourbon Classic with the Whisky Chicks

    • The Bourbon Classic brings together the best of the Bourbon and culinary worlds through a collection of rare, interactive events. Infused with exceptional tastings, workshops and unrivaled sips, these events are sure to thrill any Bourbon connoisseur and enthusiast. Gather in Louisville, the gateway to all the heritage and innovation of Kentucky’s Bourbon Country, to […]

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