• 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.

  • AMERICA TO ZANZIBAR: MUSLIM CULTURES NEAR AND FAR

    • On display from May 25 – December 30, 2018 Open on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop June 1st, July 6th, August 3rd, September 7th, October 5th, November 2nd and December 7th. Ina B. Bond Gallery on the 4th Floor America to Zanzibar is an immersive, interactive exhibit about the diversity of Muslim cultures in our […]

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  • BEER & WINE ~ June First Friday Hop Art at Red Tree

    • ITS TIME for this months First Friday BEER & WINE Shopping Event! So come down and enjoy a LOCAL BEER from our homemade Kegerator or glass of WINE in one of the most unique store in town! Red Tree, set in a historic mid 1800’s building with most of its originality intact, has been serving […]

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  • Frazier History Museum offers $4 discount starting this First Friday!

    • Frazier History Museum The Frazier would like to offer guests a $4 discount off of general admission during the entire run of the Ali Festival. The Frazier would like to offer guests a $4 discount off of general admission during the entire run of the Ali Festival taking our ticket price from $12 to $8. Any guests who mention the […]

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  • Live! after Five featuring: Kirby’s Dreamland at 4th Street Live! FREE!

    • Come celebrate the weekend with us and help kick off the Live! after Five series featuring: Kirby’s Dreamland Steve Clark – Vocals Tony McElwain – Guitar/Vocals D M – Bass/Vocals Nick McElwain – Drums Fridays are for fun so come enjoy some great Live! music and food and drink specials at participating venues!! ALL AGES […]

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  • Bridge 19 live at Goodwood Brewing! on First Friday

    • Join us for a night of free live music with Bridge 19 this First Friday at Goodwood Brewing Company! “Music with real passion, steel-toed drive, and the ability to fill the listener with intense wanderlust.” “Hard working Kentucky band, Bridge 19, loves getting everyone right in the feels with their soul soothing harmonies and lyrics […]

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  • “I Am Ali” chocolate boxing gloves at Cellar Door Chocolates

    • Cellar Door Chocolates Cellar Door Chocolates will be selling “I Am Ali” chocolate boxing gloves as part of the kick off of the “I am Ali” Festival. Two piece package for $4.   Cellar Door Chocolates opened in 2007 as a small batch wholesale chocolate confectionary company in Louisville, Kentucky. Owner and chocolatier Erika Chavez-Graziano has […]

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  • The First Hadley Creatives Exhibition Hosted by Community Foundation of Louisville and KMAC

    • 15: The First Hadley Creatives Exhibition Opening Reception June 1st, 2018 6:00-9:00 pm Louisville-based artists have been selected to participate in Hadley Creatives, a new program developed and supported by the Community Foundation of Louisville. Hadley Creatives was designed as a way to nurture creative professionals and support a thriving arts economy throughout Louisville. Through a competitive […]

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  • Confections for the Cure Hosted by Susan G. Komen Kentucky

    • A few of our favorite restaurants in Downtown Louisville will be joining us for Confections for the Cure Hosted by Susan G. Komen Kentucky.    Join us for the first ever Confections for the Cure. For the month of June, Kicking off on the Republic Bank First Friday, June 1st, all participating restaurants will serve an […]

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  • Magic Men LIVE! at the Palace on First Friday

    • If you and your friends are way overdue for a night out, Magic Men Live is your answer! The Official Magic Men Live production is now on tour and heading your way! Magic Men Live is the premier ladies’ night concert experience that will change the way you think about girls night forever! It is […]

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  • How Water Behaves at Theatre 502 for First Friday

    • How Water Behaves by Sherry Kramer directed by Gil Reyes presented by Theatre [502] Nan and Steve don’t want much; have kids, save the world, pay for the heat. But not in that order. When their empty bank account forces them to get creative, they find themselves bundled up in string theory poetry, gluten free […]

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  • Frost / Nixon at The Alley Theater at The Alley Theater on First Friday

    • British talk-show host David Frost has become a lowbrow laughingstock. Richard M. Nixon has just resigned the United States presidency in total disgrace over Vietnam and the Watergate scandal. Determined to resurrect his career, Frost risks everything on a series of in-depth interviews in order to extract an apology from Nixon. The cagey Nixon, however, […]

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  • Fabled Fragments, Chapter One Galley show at Suspend

    • Suspend Productions invites you to join us for the FIRST chapter of Fabled Fragments, a preview of our full length production that will premier in early December 2018. Admission is FREE, and showtimes will be 8pm and 9pm (approximate running time is 15 minutes). Fabled Fragments re-imagines fairy tales for a thoroughly modern audience through […]

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  • “I Am Ali” Festival kicks off on First Friday

    • The “I Am Ali” Festival Returns This Summer and Kicks off on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop, June 1st. June 1-10, 2018 Join Louisville in celebrating our famous son, the late, great Muhammad Ali, during the Second Annual “I Am Ali” festival. The 2018 “I Am Ali” festival will mark the second anniversary of […]

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  • The June Flea Off Market, June 1 on First Friday

    • June 1-3 we’re back at 1007 E. Jefferson Street for the three-day June Flea Off Market. The Flea Off Market is Louisville’s monthly pop-up flea market, with food trucks, craft beer and cocktails, 200+ vendors, music, entertainment and more. IF YOU’D LIKE TO VEND, this link will take you to the sign-up form: http://www.thefleaoffmarket.org/vend6118. There […]

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  • Louisville Movement Exchange

    • Suspend welcomes you to attend the 2nd Louisville Movement Exchange! Local dance professionals will present NEW and UNFINISHED works for moderated critical feedback in this exciting exchange of dance and ideas. Donations of 5$ are suggested. Friday, June 1 at 7 PM – 9 PM Suspend 721 E Washington St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 https://www.facebook.com/events/396176347516857/  

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