• 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.

  • The Bourbon Classic

    Bourbon Classic with the Whisky Chicks

    • The Bourbon Classic brings together the best of the Bourbon and culinary worlds through a collection of rare, interactive events. Infused with exceptional tastings, workshops and unrivaled sips, these events are sure to thrill any Bourbon connoisseur and enthusiast. Gather in Louisville, the gateway to all the heritage and innovation of Kentucky’s Bourbon Country, to […]

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  • Kundalini Yoga Teacher

    Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training with Shakta Kaur at Letter Song Gallery

    • The Aquarian Teacher program is the KRI Level One Certification training program in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. In Level One you will become an instructor and learn fundamental principles and practices of Kundalini Yoga. You will develope the skills to instruct students in Kundalini Yoga kriyas and meditation as taught by Yogi […]

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  • Satisfaction The International Rolling Stones Show

    Satisfaction – A Rolling Stones Tribute Show presented by 107.7 The Eagle

    • Doors open one hour prior to the event. The Mercury Ballroom is an all-ages, standing room only venue, all tickets are General Admission for the  Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 17 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM Citi® Cardmember Presale : Wed, 15 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM Live Nation […]

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    Reaching Individuals Behind & Beyond the Bars at Hotel Louisville Gallery

    • The 5th annual faith-based event focused on offender and re-entry ministry in Kentucky. The Keynote Speaker is Jessie Halladay, former Chief Policy Analyst for John Tilley, Secretary of the Justice & Public Safety Cabinet for Kentucky; and the current Special Advisor to the Louisville Metro Police Department. Register through the link below. The $20 registration […]

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    Wine, Women & Shoes 2018 benefiting Family Scholar House

    • Sip fine wines, shop designer fashions, mingle with The Shoe Guys, savor delicious bites, enjoy a glamorous fashion show sponsored by Von Maur, bid on auction items, enter the Key-To-The-Closet raffle sponsored by Churchill Downs, Inc. https://www.facebook.com/events/2055791958011607/

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  • Thaniel Ion Lee

    The Ideal Viewer : Thaniel Ion Lee at KMAC Museum

    • Thaniel Ion Lee The Ideal Viewer  Opening Reception: Friday February 2, 5-9pm On View: March 2 – May 13, 2018 KMAC Museum is pleased to present one of Louisville’s most active and accomplished artists, Thaniel Ion Lee in The Ideal Viewer. Lee’s exhibition at KMAC, opening on March 2, 2018, will be his first career survey and solo museum […]

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  • Bud Dorsey Louisville

    Book Signing with Bud Dorsey at Craft Gallery & Mercantile

    • Bud Dorsey is West Louisville’s most iconic living photographer. On February 28th at 5:30, he will give a talk about his career and sign copies of his stunning book “Available Light” at Craft(s) Gallery. Bud has dedicated over 50 years to documenting life Louisville, especially the experiences of African Americans. He spent fifteen years as a freelancer […]

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  • Kathleen Lolley

    Kathleen Lolley returning to the Hop this summer at Quills Coffee Downtown!

    • Kathleen Lolley returning to the Hop this summer at Quills Coffee Downtown! Kathleen Lolley is a visual artist living and working in the Black Forest , USA. Storytelling plays a prominent role in her work. She studied film and animation at California Institute of the Arts and has exhibited her paintings both nationally and internationally. […]

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    Galenetine’s Day at Block Party Handmade

    • Girls Rock Louisville + Block Party Handmade Celebrate Galentine’s Day 2018!    Louisville, KY — Girls Rock Louisville has teamed up with Block Party Handmade Boutique for the 3rd Annual Galentine’s Day Celebration on Friday, February 9, 2018. This event, which celebrates women and girls, will benefit local nonprofit organizations Girls Rock Louisville, Louisville Rescue […]

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    Dave Caudill Featured at Moremen Moloney Gallery

    • Moremen Moloney Contemporary is pleased to represent Louisville sculptor Dave Caudill, well known for his large scale public sculptures as well as his graceful smaller scale pieces. Join us for opening weekend to see new works and hear about new projects.  Please Join Us Opening Weekend: Friday, February 9, 5:30 – 8:00 pm, with Artist talk at 7:00 […]

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    First Friday in March at Flying Axes!

    • Show us your best bulls-eye selfie this First Friday @flyingaxes on the Hop! Harness the fun, excitement and community associated with the art of axe throwing every First Friday! @flyingaxes AXES • BEER • FOOD TRUCKS • MUSIC Axe throwing is officially taking off in Louisville, and Flying Axes is throwing every First Friday on […]

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  • PYRO is now located in Butchertown on East Washington

    Duo Exhibition Featuring Bob Lockhart & Kayla Bischoff

    • Duo Exhibition Featuring Bob Lockhart & Kayla Bischoff Show Dates: February 22 – April 7, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, February 23 5:00-7:00pm Gallery Talk: Sunday, February 25 1:00-2:00pm 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 […]

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    It’s a Ribbon Cutting! Grand opening of Red Hot Roasters on First Friday!

    • Please join us as Red Hot Roasters makes it official with giveaways, free samples of baked treats and of course Red Hot coffee. 🎀🎉☕️🍪❤️ Red Hot Roasters is a USDA certified organic small batch coffee roaster serving up delicious, handcrafted coffees that are roasted with love! Come by and check out our seasonal specials and […]

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    THE LIMBO GRAND OPENING on the First Friday Hop!

    • Join us in celebrating our grand opening of Louisville’s first tiki bar in 20 years! We will be whipping up some tiki classic cocktails, with live music from Rick Quisol and the Bluegrass Shack Boys, and burlesque by Ethel Loveless and a special guest! Dress up, get out, and enjoy a tropical night of celebrations with us! The Limbo […]

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    Angel’s Envy adds new tours to the First Friday Hop!

    • Plan your tour with Angels Envy on the First Friday Hop! Tours run daily and are held on the hour. Ready to see the inside of a real working distillery right here in the heart of the Bourbon trail? Well call in to make your reservation now and don’t forget to wear sturdy shoes, as this  […]

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    First Friday Hop: Scholastic Gold Key Opening Reception

    • KMAC will be open late for the Republic Bank First Friday Hop. Explore the Scholastic Gold Key Awards exhibition, the work of Nathan Hayden & Amanda Ross Ho, and peruse the KMAC Shop! The Scholastic Gold Key exhibition showcases the work from students in grades 7 through 12 around the region who have been awarded […]

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