• 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.

  • Fallen Fruit: The Practices of Everyday Life at 21c

    • EXHIBITIONS Fallen Fruit: The Practices of Everyday Life Showing at 21c LOUISVILLEOn display from May 2016 – May 2018 We are interested in the idea of the public, citizenship, and community, and how everyday people are poets and scribes and artists and documentarians as much as they are strangers, neighbors, and friends. David Burns and Austin Young, […]

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

    • It’s finally Spring (on the calendar, if not in the forecast) and Louisville’s premier purveyors of bourbon jazz are here to put a spring in your loafers! Join Billy Goat Strut Revue at Jimmy Can’t Dance for the April edition of SWING NIGHT! Lesson at 8:30, sweet swing music from 9-12. All for the low […]

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  • Porch Possums live at Goodwood

    • Join us for a night of live music with the The Porch Possums! 8PM | No Cover Porch Possums: We play music on the back porch, front porch, side porch, in the den, garage, kitchen, dining room, hallway, on a wagon, in church and the coal cellar. We just like to play and sing with […]

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  • DR. DOG with Special Guest Kyle Craft pres. by LEO Weekly & 91.9 WFPK

    • DR. DOG with Special Guest Kyle Craft pres. by LEO Weekly & 91.9 WFPK with Dr. Dog and Kyle Craft Doors open one hour prior to the event. The Mercury Ballroom is an all-ages, standing room only venue, all tickets are General Admission unless otherwise stated. Dr. Dog Musician/Band Critical Equation out April 27. “Buzzing In The Light” […]

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  • TurnABout at Play on First Friday

    • Join with Kentuckiana Pride Foundation and PLAY Louisville as we bring the community together again for a fun-filled night of entertainment! Come out and see your favorite community groups represented on stage in drag illusion. Proceeds benefit #KPF2018 at the new location on the Big Four Lawn or Waterfront Park! Doors open at 7:00 for […]

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  • Chrissy Metz: This Is Me Tour

    • When This Is Us first debuted, viewers embraced a show that celebrates human connection and the power of family. The critically acclaimed series is now beloved and viewers overwhelmingly relate to the humor, depth, and vibrancy Chrissy Metz brings to playing Kate Pearson. This spring, join Chrissy Metz on her This Is Me Tour for […]

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  • Kilborn Alley at Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar

    • HAPPY HOUR HOURS Tuesday -Friday 6:00-8:00 pm Stevie Ray’s has a large stage and dance floor, perfect for you however you dance! Great for friends to let off steam! The bar provides a good capacity of seating when your feet can’t dance anymore. We’ve also got plenty of space in the Voodoo garden to chill […]

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  • Grand Reopening Hosted by First Light Gallery

    • PRESS RELEASE First Light Gallery – Grand Reopening Reception Calendar When: Friday April 6, 2018 5-9pm Where: First Light Gallery 1009 East Main Street Louisville, KY 40206 First Light Gallery is expanding, creating a new vibe in the Butcherblock building it occupies; with a formal gallery space and Louisville’s first fine art photography boutique. The […]

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  • Critical Mass II at KMAC

    •  Critical Mass II at KMAC  Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 from 4:00-6:00 pm at KMAC Museum, 715 W. Main Street, Louisville KY. The event is free, but space is limited. Please send us your intention to attend to editorial@under-main.com and we will save you a seat. KMAC, in collaboration with UnderMain, Inc. is pleased to invite […]

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  • The Kilroys in Conversation at Actors Theatre of Louisville

    • The Kilroys in Conversation at Actors Theatre of Louisville in the Pamela Brown Auditorium. Founded in 2013, The Kilroys are a Los Angeles-based gang of playwrights and producers who are taking action on gender parity in American theatre. Join members of this trailblazing collective for a lively panel discussion about their advocacy for female and […]

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  • Festival of American Music 2: Play The Louisville Orchestra

    • Created to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service, Natural History was premiered in an outdoor performance on the edge of Crater Lake in Oregon. Michael Gordon embraced the extraordinary setting of the 8000-year-old caldera and the surrounding wilderness to create the piece. It features singers, musicians, and tribal drummers […]

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  • First Light Gallery – Grand Reopening Reception

    • First Light Gallery is expanding, creating a new vibe in the Butcherblock building it occupies; with a formal gallery space and Louisville’s first fine art photography boutique. The gallery is proud to be showcasing more works of fine art photography and involving more local, regional, and global fine art photographers. Please come join us in […]

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  • Ah, Whatta ‘Bout Mimi will be open until 9pm for the hop!

    • Ah, Whatta ‘Bout Mimi will be open until 9pm for the hop!  Stop in and enjoy a Graeters Ice Cream cone and check out all our Derby chocolates and treats!   There might be a sea salt bourbon caramel in your future! 701 West Market St Louisville, KY  40202 502-583-4933

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  • Duo Exhibition Featuring Bob Lockhart & Kayla Bischoff

    • First Friday Gallery Hop  April 4th 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 and iconic portraiture exploring the human condition, both past and present. Bob Lockhart is exhibiting […]

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  • BEER & WINE ~ First Friday Hop at Red Tree

    • ***FIRST FRIDAY GIVEAWAYS TO BE ANNOUNCED*** Its time again for our First Friday BEER & WINE Shopping Event! Our custom homemade Kegerator will have 3 or 4 LOCAL BEERS on tap and our wine bar will have a great selection of White and Red wines as usual! Special Guests will be announced as the event […]

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  • Bats Baseball Fireworks

    • April 6th on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop! See fireworks Downtown and catch a Baseball game with the Bats at Slugger Stadium! Where: Purple Upland Meadow What: Fireworks Contact: Louisville Bats | 502.212.2287 Website: www.batsbaseball.com Fireworks by the Louisville Bats. Show begins right after the game. For game tickets call 502.212.BATS or go to www.batsbaseball.com. Jake & Elwood and […]

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  • Marketplace Restaurant on First Friday

    • Open for the Republic Bank First Friday Hop and will offer Happy Hour from 4-7pm ($4 Stella Artois, 1/2-price wells and house wines) plus live jazz music from 6-9pm (no cost).  If the weather is nice we will have the patio open to enjoy the spring weather!

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