• 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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    “The Garden Variety” Photo Contest at First Light Gallery

    • “The Garden Variety” Photo Contest https://waterfrontgardens.org https://louisvillephotobiennial.com Art makes for a long lasting gift, is perfect for the upcoming holiday season, and print sales directly benefit Waterfront Botanical Gardens. Below is a link to see more of “The Garden Variety” exhibit, and to purchase prints shipped right to your home. http://firstlightgalleryky.com/the-garden-variety-print-sto… It’s also Republic Bank First Friday […]

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    Moremen Moloney Gallery Open for the Hop

    • MOREMEN MOLONEY, a contemporary art gallery, located in Louisville’s Butchertown neighborhood, was founded by art enthusiast and collector Susan Moremen and interior designer Susan Moloney Byrd. The gallery’s focus is a continually evolving selection of  contemporary art by established and mid-career artists including works by emerging Cuban artists. MOREMEN MOLONEY showcases work that deserves more than a passing glance, work […]

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    An Evening With Poe at the Frazier Kentucky History Museum

    • An Evening With Poe From September 28 – February 18, 2018 catch it on February 2nd, the Republic First Friday Hop. Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2017 event, the Museum will feature live interpretive performance series An Evening with Poe, original Poe […]

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    Hope & Healing: Celebrating 125 Years of Norton Children’s Hospital

    • Hope & Healing: Celebrating 125 Years of Norton Children’s Hospital October 11, 2017 – February 4, 2018 It was March 1890 when the worst tornado to ever strike Louisville killed 76 people and injured at least 200 more. The immediate need to treat a large number of injured children led to a call for care. […]

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    Greetings From Spirit

    • Louisville Spiritualist Center 1011 S. 1St. Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203 Join us for a night of messages, healing, and connection in a small group setting. Jessica Tanselle, Jen Kramp, and Louisville’s Medium Joseph Herron will bring your loved ones through with details and bring your bond to the present time and space. You’ll feel mutual […]

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    Wild Women Wearable Art Hosted by Roxy Lentz Jewelry

    • You are invited to the annual trunk show of Wild Women, Wearable Art. Dawn Desanto of Hand Jive, Liz Tekus of Finepoints, Roxy Lentz and uncommon jewelry for independent women, Brenda Morrison of Jasmine Keane, Linda Hobdy of Twisted Sisters Art, and Designs by Cathy Ridge, home of the quirky skirt. Wild Women Wearable Art […]

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    Copper & Kings Distiller’s Dinner Hosted by Marketplace Restaurant

    • Marketplace is proud to host our first Distillery Dinner for the year with our friends from Copper & Kings Distillery. This series of special events throughout 2018 will feature Kentucky brewers, distillers and cocktail specialists working their magic with Marketplace style. Chef Zac Young will pair a unique & delicious five course meal accompanied by […]

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    Guiando A Molly (Molly Driven) Hosted by Teatro Tercera Llamada

    • Teatro Tercera Llamada presents: GUIANDO A MOLLY (Molly Driven) by Haydee Canovas Translated into Spanish by Xenia Miller Spanish and English language theatre with English and Spanish Supertitles. Molly and Cari, two outreach workers, are trying to save under-aged youths from the hands of sexual human traffickers in Louisville, Kentucky. Based on true events. Dos […]

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    ACPE “Deep & Wide: Boundless Hospitality” at the Galt House Hotel

    • The 2018 Annual Association of Presbyterian Church Educators will be held at the Galt Hose Hotel with the Event theme “Deep & Wide: Boundless Hospitality” encourages you to open your heart, your mind, and your doors. In Louisville, you will: Experience interactive plenary sessions that will engage and challenge, worship with spirit and imagination, engage […]

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    War + Peace Hosted by The Louisville Orchestra

    • War + Peace Hosted by The Louisville Orchestra The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts 501 W Main St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 Friday, February 2 at 11 AM – 12:30 PM – Republic Bank First Friday Hop https://www.facebook.com/events/205480716664475/ Themes of heroism, bravery, lost companions and even life and death come together in a dramatic and moving […]

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    Groundhog Day Movie Viewing & Cocktail Party at Copper & Kings Distillery

    • Join us on the 2nd floor of the distillery for a showing of Bill Murray’s Groundhog Day. We’ll be featuring delicious cocktails reflective of the prediction made that day as well as a raffling off a stuffed groundhog toy! Ages 13+ welcome, cocktails available for those 21+ (Non-alcoholic sodas available) Doors open @ 7pm | […]

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    Nathan Hayden: What was Magic of Numbers, Hypnotic and Wonders at KMAC

    • Nathan Hayden: What was Magic of Numbers, Hypnotic and Wonders December 16 – April 8 in the First and Second Floor Gallery Donor & Member Preview Friday, December 15 from 6-8pm Artist Talk Saturday, December 16 at 3pm Growing up in the woods of West Virginia in a log cabin built by his father with early interests […]

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    Amanda Ross-Ho: Contents & Index

    • Amanda Ross-Ho: Contents & Index December 16 – April 8, 2018 1st and 2nd Floor Galleries December 16 – April 8, 1st and 2nd Floor Gallery Donor & Member Preview Friday, December 15 from 6-8pm CONTENTS AND INDEX  presents a diverse selection of works by Los Angeles based artist Amanda Ross-Ho. Spanning a broad time period, some works on view have […]

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    “Spectrum” at Flame Run Gallery

    • Image: “Emotion” by Brook F. White, Jr. “Spectrum” at Flame Run Gallery on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop on Friday February 2nd and Friday March  2nd will feature a curated selection of works by the ‘home artists’ of Flame Run Gallery. Selected and arranged by Brook F. White, Jr. and Tiffany Ackerman, this show […]

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    Louisville Movement Exchange at Suspend

    • Louisville Movement Exchange/Salon Open to the Public Hosted by Anne Boock Miller Friday, February 2 at 7 PM – 9 PM on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop! This is a meeting where dance artists can show works in progress and get objective feedback from the other participants and guests. The purpose of this is to offer working dance artists […]

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    SMASH BROS. Party/Comp! at DORK Gallery

    • SMASH BROS. Party/Comp! Come in from 5 – 10pm and strut your stuff via Wii U OR Melee Smash Bros with local pros and newbies! Every Friday is for fun, while Saturdays are competitive. Bring your own controller (GameCube or Wii U) and get a $5 discount on your entry fee. $10 without! The first […]

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  • PAW Patrol is on a roll with a pup-tastic live tour

    PAW Patrol Live! at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

    • Nickelodeon’s hit show PAW Patrol is on a roll with a pup-tastic live tour! PAW Patrol Live! – Race to the Rescue Friday, January 5, 2018, 6 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 10 a.m., 2 p.m. Sunday, January 7, 1 p.m., 5 p.m. The Kentucky Center 501 W. Main Street, Louisville 40202 It’s the day of […]

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