• 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.

  • Shelby Lee Adams Rooster

    Shelby Lee Adams, Finding Heaven in a Holler at PAUL PALETTI GALLERY

    • PAUL PALETTI GALLERY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: 713 East Market St., Louisville, KY 40202 Paul Paletti prpjr@msn.com Sam Miller smiller@spwlegal.com (502)589-9254 Shelby Lee Adams Finding Heaven in a Holler October 1-December 31, 2017 We are proud to participate in the 2017 Louisville Photo Biennial, a regional festival occurring in over 50 venues throughout the Louisville, […]

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    St. James Art Show After party on First Friday Hop

    • Don’t miss the the 2017 St. James Art Show Hours on Friday, October 6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and then hit the hop in the evening. Plan your visit to St. James like a pro with the best cheapest parking and free shuttle in Downtown Louisville . Just $6 to park and take the TARC […]

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  • 21c

    LOU: Exploring Photography Art Tour with Amethyst Beaver

    • LOU: Exploring Photography Art Tour with Amethyst Beaver – Hosted by 21c Museum Hotels Please join us for a tour with special guest Amethyst Beaver, Assistant Curator, 21c Museum Hotel, exploring photography in the 21c current exhibitions: Pop Stars! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art; Adi Nes, The Village; and Object(s) of Desire. This tour is presented in […]

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  • YWC Fashion Show

    YWC Fashion Show on First Friday

    • Fall into Fabulous combines fashion, fun and a celebration of the most fashionable and philanthropic members of the Louisville community. Join us on Friday, October 6th as members of the Younger Woman’s Club and our Most Fashionable Philanthropist candidates strut their stuff in the hottest fall fashions. All proceeds from Fall into Fabulous benefit YWC’s […]

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    Kentucky Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus at LVA on First Friday

    • The month of Halloween, we present Shakespeare’s bloodiest thriller, a gripping tale of horror in Louisville Visual Art’s studio warehouse. Violent and experimental, “Titus” was the smash hit of Shakespeare’s early career and is written with a ghoulish energy he was never to repeat elsewhere. Join us for this sordid tale of revenge and political […]

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    WFPK 91.9 FM’s LIVE LUNCH featuring OTIS on First Friday

    • Otis! In preparation for their Oct 14th performance at Louisville’s Garvin Gate Blues Festival will go out over the airwaves LIVE on WFPK Radio Louisville 91.9FM as the featured guest on the LIVE LUNCH radio broadcast! Get there early….doors for this event open at 11:30AM. If you can’t make the live performance you can listen […]

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  • main street association

    21st Annual Progressive Dinner on First Friday

    •    Main Street Association 101 N 7th St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 This unique annual fundraiser hops from venue to venue for each of four courses. Tickets are sold individually or as tables of 8. Proceeds benefit the promotion of Main Street and projects like Main Street Into the Schools. 21+ A Progressive Dinner that includes […]

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    Valentina @ PLAY LOUISVILLE Play Dance Bar on First Friday

    • Valentina @ PLAY LOUISVILLE Play Dance Bar 1101 E Washington St, Louisville, Kentucky 40206 **Advanced Tickets Available NOW. Tickets available at the door the night of the event** Join us Friday, October 6 for RuPaul’s Drag Race Star Valentina! Play Mates shows @ 10, 12 & 2 w/ Valentina meet and greet after the 12:00 […]

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  • dinner detectives at over the 9

    Casting Call – Auditions Louisville – The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show

    • Over The 9 120 S 10th St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 Attention Louisville Actors! We’ve got an open casting call for America’s Largest Interactive Murder Mystery Comedy Dinner Show! Audition to be a part of this amazing team! Louisville – The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show Theme Restaurant · Louisville, Kentucky America’s largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner […]

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    Fast Forward w/ Plastic Plates on First Friday

    • Galaxie 732 E Market St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 Lunazul Tequila and Red Bull present: >> FAST FORWARD FIRST FRIDAYS with NIGHT VISIONS RADIO This months featured artist is Plastic Plates! https://soundcloud.com/plasticplates https://www.facebook.com/plasticplatesmusic/ This October, WFPK’s Night Visions Radio will be bringing acclaimed DJ, Plastic Plates, to the Galaxie OUTERspace (732 E Market St). Fast >> […]

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  • whiskey chicks

    Jim Beam Behind the Scenes Distillery Tour with the Whisky Chicks on First Friday

    • Jim Beam Behind the Scenes Distillery Tour Fri 9 AM · Hosted by Whisky Chicks · Louisville Whisky Chicks – 110 West Main Street #302, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE Go behind the scenes like only the Whisky Chicks can.We will begin our day at the Whisky Chicks Loft with morning refreshments before beginning our journey […]

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    Butchertown Porktoberfest

    • Butchertown Porktoberfest Fri 5 PM · Copper & Kings Distillery · Louisville Eat and drink in Butchertown for our unique cooking competition with some of the best local restaurants participating! Great venue, great neighborhood, great food!

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  • tim faulkner

    In Tens: A Single Century to Live at Tim Faulkner

    • “In Tens: A Single Century to Live” a new collection of paintings from our very own Margaret Archambault is both a reflective and investigatory experience that reminds us all to not become distracted and disheartened by the onslaught of media being presented to us each day. This influence alters our daily experience and often skews […]

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  • lva

    Open Studio Weekend is November 4 & 5, 2017

    • One weekend each year, artists from all over Louisville open their doors for Open Studio Weekend! This event is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who appreciates art – from enthusiasts to collectors – to see artists at work, get a glimpse into the process of making art, and in some cases, take advantage of studio sales. It’s […]

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    Thirsty Pedaler Bar Crawl on First Friday

    • Save the date and reserve your seat!  Single Seat Louisville Barcrawl is a two hour barcrawl that inludes 2 bar stops at popular Downtown bars starting at 4th Street Live. MUST BOOK INDIVIDUALLY $30 per pedaler on website. Be sure to book the 8:30 tour route 1. This is a public tour; no seats are being held for our group. […]

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  • Pyro gallery Louisville art

    PYRO new location in Butchertown Opening Reception!

    • Coming Soon to our NEW LOCATION in Butchertown-1006 East Washington! PYRO Gallery presents: Experimenting With Light by Keith Auerbach Opening Reception Friday, September 15, 2017  5 – 9 PM Show Dates: September 7 – October 21, 2017 First Friday Gallery Hop – October 6 As a photographer I am drawn to light rather than to the object it illuminates. My work begins […]

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  • angels envy

    Plant a white oak tree for every Angel’s Envy bottle or drink you post #AE4TheTrees

    • This September, we’re planting a white oak tree for every Angel’s Envy bottle or drink you post—neat, on-the-rocks or cocktail. angelsenvy.com #toastthetrees #AE4TheTrees Help Angel’s Envy® Secure the Future of Bourbon September 1, 2017 – September 31, 2016 With so many people enjoying bourbon, demand for barrels is higher than ever. Distillers need new oak barrels […]

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  • worldfest

    WorldFest on First Friday!

    • WorldFest, one of the region’s largest international festivals, celebrates its 15th anniversary with four days of expanded world food, music, dance, culture and education this Labor Day weekend. “Cities that embrace and encourage their international citizens and cultures will thrive, have a stronger quality of life and will attract new growth and jobs,” Mayor Greg […]

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    Fat Heads Rescue at The Flea Off Market

    • Puppy kisses, adoptable dogs, FHR Merchandise all at the Flea Off Market! About FHR: Fat Heads Rescue is a non-profit, volunteer dog rescue serving the Southern Indiana area. We, as an organization and as humans, have an obligation to correct the pet dog over-population problem. We are dedicated to correcting the imbalance through rescue, spay […]

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