• 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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    DAY OF THE DEAD – PRESENTED BY EL JIMADOR TEQUILA

    •   SOUTH FOURTH STREET’S ANNUAL DAY OF THE DEAD – PRESENTED BY EL JIMADOR TEQUILA TO TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY, NOV. 3 RD (LOUISVILLE, KY) – The 6th Annual Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead Celebration on South Fourth Street will take place on Friday, Nov. 3 rd from 6:00 PM – […]

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    Local artist Ewa Perz for her FIRST solo exhibit at Revelry

    • THIS Friday in conjunction with the Republic Bank First Friday Hop local artist Ewa Perz for her FIRST solo exhibit! Revelry is pleased to present Water Strokes an exhibit featuring new oil paintings by local Polish artist Ewa Perz. Ewa has been exhibiting with Revelry for many years and we cannot wait to host her […]

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    Avenue E joins the gallery scene on South 4th Street!

    • ART GALLERY AND VENUE AVENUE E is a contemporary 3,150-square foot gallery and venue located in the heart of downtown Louisville. The buildings historical features include loft style layout, exposed brick, high ceilings, and storefront curved glass, street entrance to venue. These architectural elements are reminiscent of the early 1900’s department store row in Louisville, […]

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  • Open Studio Weekend at Cressman Center for Visual Arts

    Open Studio Weekend at Cressman Center for Visual Arts

    • Open Studio Weekend at Cressman Center for Visual Arts Hite Art Institute | University of Louisville 100 East Main Street November 3 – 5, 2017 More than 120 artists from all over Louisville will open their doors Nov. 4 and 5 for Open Studio Weekend 2017. The event raises funds to support the University of Louisville Mary Spencer […]

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    Ken Hayden: Day of the Dead iconography

    • Zephyr Gallery artist board member Ken Hayden will have five artworks in the upcoming juried exhibit PRHBTN at the Lexington Art League, in Lexington, KY. Hayden is a Louisville based artist whose work has been exhibited nationally, and is held in multiple private and public collections. For PRHBTN, Hayden created works that speak directly to the exhibitions […]

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    ADAM SHULMAN | GOLD OF AFRICA at Moremen Moloney Contemporary

    • ADAM SHULMAN | GOLD OF AFRICA Opening Reception and Artist Talk Friday October 20 5:30 – 8:00pm Artist Remarks 6:45 Moremen Moloney Contemporary is pleased to present GOLD OF AFRICA – A new body of work by international photographer Adam Shulman. This work is shown as part of the 2017 Louisville Photo Biennial. Adam’s collection, metaphorically represents the gold of […]

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  • The Sutherland Endowed Chair in Glass Lecture Series Hank Murta Adams

    The Sutherland Endowed Chair in Glass Lecture Series: Hank Murta Adams

    • Monday, October 23, 2017 | 6:30 p.m. | map The Sutherland Endowed Chair in Glass Lecture Series: Hank Murta Adams Glass Demonstration Monday, October 23 2017 • 7:00 p.m. Cressman Center for Visual Arts 100 East Main Street University of Louisville Louisville, KY 4020 Image: Stumpy, 2005 Hank Adams is a world-renowned glass artist and the Creative Director of the glass studio […]

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    “Offerings” -new works by Kathleen Lolley at Craft Louisville

    • For Immediate Release: “Offerings” -new works by Kathleen Lolley November 3rd – 25th, 2017 *Opening reception with the artist- Friday, November 3rd from 6-10pm. “Offerings” explores themes of mourning along with happiness and joy. Flowers, skeletons and offerings adorn dark canvases. Inspired by Dias de los Muertos and plant lore, these pieces are meant to be a […]

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    El Día de Muertos – Day of the Dead Louisville presented by el Jimador

    • Tentative schedule for November 3rd Day of the Dead Louisville – based on last years celebration. – Set up and decoration begins at 5 p.m. volunteers wanted! Coloring group and coloring contest at Cellar Door then hang up your work in the public altar and gallery! Featuring Mexican Beer Wine and el Jimador Tequila cocktails!  […]

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    Joyce Garner’s cul-de-sac new paintings

    • First Friday Hop Gallery Opening at Garner Narrative Friday November 3rd on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop. Joyce Garner’s cul-de-sac new paintings garner narrative contemporary fine art 642 E. Market St. Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 303-7259 Wed-Sat 1-6, Sun 12-5, First Fridays 1-9, and by appointment garnernarrative@gmail.com

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    Happy Friday in Downtown Louisville!

    • Almost 60 things to do in Downtown Louisville this weekend! Featuring Oktoberfest’s Kentucky brewers, Iron Man, Flea off Market, Your the Wurst 2 at Copper and Kings, Wine on the River and Garvin Gate Blues Fest! Fall is a perfect time for festival hoping in Louisville! See you Downtown!   Oktoberfest at Resurfaced featuring only Kentucky […]

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    Project 20: Failure in Progress at Zephyr Gallery

    • Project 20: Failure in Progress Friday, November 3, 2017 through Saturday, December 30, 2017 Artist Talk + Performance: November 17, 2017 Featuring Artists: Josh Azzarella, Andrew Cozzens, Gautam Rao, Alex Serpentini, and Melissa Vandenberg Curated by: Jessica Bennett Kincaid Images: Top: Melissa Vandenberg, Conflagrate, 2015, sparkler burn on Arches paper, 22 x 30 Bottom: Guatam Rao, I Dream in Connect Four, […]

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    The Future is Unwritten 2017

    • Fall is here! That means we are closer than ever to the spiritual realm. Revelry celebrates this every year by one of my favorite group shows, The Future is Unwritten. We are excited to present our 4th annual Tarot themed art show opening this Saturday October 14th, 7-10pm. The show will feature individual works by […]

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    Dia de los Muertos presented by el Jimador

    •  NOVEMBER 3RD, 2017 5PM-12AM https://www.facebook.com/events/1371388422919614/ Join us as we celebrate life on November 3rd as we close out the Day of the Dead holiday with music, dancing, traditional arts and food on South 4th Street. Dia de los Muertos presented by el Jimador (Day of the Dead) 2017 will begin on Tuesday, October 31 and ends […]

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    Sarabande Books Open House on First Friday

    • November 3, 2017 7-9 pm 822 E. Market St. Second Floor Stop by the publishing offices of Sarabande Books during November’s Trolley Hop! Snap a photo in our photo booth and say hello to our team of fall 2017 interns. Follow signs to our side entrance. Join us for: • Book Giveaways • Tarot Readings […]

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    Open Gallery with Sunny Ra at Quills Nulu

    • Join us to celebrate the opening of Sunny Ra’s exhibition of recent work at the Quills Nulu location. In conjunction with Republic Bank’s First Friday Hop, Sunny will be in the cafe to discuss her work from 6-9pm. This will be a great night to try out Quills selection of craft beer, natural wines, Elixir […]

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    Hop-tober on Republic Bank First Friday Hop October 6th!

    • Join us in Downtown Louisville for the October 6th First Friday Hop! The galleries will be open, the restaurants will be grilling up deliciousness and the weather is going to be crisp and beautiful. All we need is you!  Come check out the art of gaming at the Normandy Gallery, Warp Zone and Awesome Opossum […]

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  • Zephyr Gallery will be hosting an artist talk on October 19th from 6-8 pm for PROJECT 19 The Prolonged Gaze

    PROJECT 19: The Prolonged Gaze at Zephyr Gallery

    • Upcoming Events: Zephyr Gallery will be hosting an artist talk on October 19th from 6-8 pm for PROJECT 19: The Prolonged Gaze. Please join us for drinks and conversation with artists Tiffancy Calvert, Nhat Tran, and Vian Sora, as well as PROJECT 19 curator Miranda Lash. Friday October 6th: Join us for the October First […]

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  • “…and After…, an Exhibition of Reminiscence” by Bette Levy

    “…and After…, an Exhibition of Reminiscence” by Bette Levy

    • Coming Soon to our NEW LOCATION in Butchertown-1006 East Washington! PYRO Gallery presents: “…and After…, an Exhibition of Reminiscence” by  Bette Levy “…and After…, an Exhibition of Reminiscence”, by textile artist Bette Levy, opens on October 26, 2017 at PYRO Gallery’s new location, 1006 Washington Street, and lasts through December 9. An opening reception will take place on October 27 from 6-9 PM, with […]

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    GRRAND Affair

    • 2017 GRRAND Affair – A GRRAND Gatsby Celebration Mark your calendars now, as you won’t want to miss this event!  The 2017 GRRAND Affair will be held on Friday, November 3, beginning at 6:30 PM.  The big change this year will be the venue, as it will be held at the Frazier History Museum located in downtown Louisville on […]

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