• 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 Sutherland Endowed Chair in Glass Lecture Series Hank Murta Adams

    The Sutherland Endowed Chair in Glass Lecture Series: Hank Murta Adams

    • Monday, October 23, 2017 | 6:30 p.m. | map The Sutherland Endowed Chair in Glass Lecture Series: Hank Murta Adams Glass Demonstration Monday, October 23 2017 • 7:00 p.m. Cressman Center for Visual Arts 100 East Main Street University of Louisville Louisville, KY 4020 Image: Stumpy, 2005 Hank Adams is a world-renowned glass artist and the Creative Director of the glass studio […]

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    “Offerings” -new works by Kathleen Lolley at Craft Louisville

    • For Immediate Release: “Offerings” -new works by Kathleen Lolley November 3rd – 25th, 2017 *Opening reception with the artist- Friday, November 3rd from 6-10pm. “Offerings” explores themes of mourning along with happiness and joy. Flowers, skeletons and offerings adorn dark canvases. Inspired by Dias de los Muertos and plant lore, these pieces are meant to be a […]

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    El Día de Muertos – Day of the Dead Louisville presented by el Jimador

    • Tentative schedule for November 3rd Day of the Dead Louisville – based on last years celebration. – Set up and decoration begins at 5 p.m. volunteers wanted! Coloring group and coloring contest at Cellar Door then hang up your work in the public altar and gallery! Featuring Mexican Beer Wine and el Jimador Tequila cocktails!  […]

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    Joyce Garner’s cul-de-sac new paintings

    • First Friday Hop Gallery Opening at Garner Narrative Friday November 3rd on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop. Joyce Garner’s cul-de-sac new paintings garner narrative contemporary fine art 642 E. Market St. Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 303-7259 Wed-Sat 1-6, Sun 12-5, First Fridays 1-9, and by appointment garnernarrative@gmail.com

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    Happy Friday in Downtown Louisville!

    • Almost 60 things to do in Downtown Louisville this weekend! Featuring Oktoberfest’s Kentucky brewers, Iron Man, Flea off Market, Your the Wurst 2 at Copper and Kings, Wine on the River and Garvin Gate Blues Fest! Fall is a perfect time for festival hoping in Louisville! See you Downtown!   Oktoberfest at Resurfaced featuring only Kentucky […]

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    Project 20: Failure in Progress at Zephyr Gallery

    • Project 20: Failure in Progress Friday, November 3, 2017 through Saturday, December 30, 2017 Artist Talk + Performance: November 17, 2017 Featuring Artists: Josh Azzarella, Andrew Cozzens, Gautam Rao, Alex Serpentini, and Melissa Vandenberg Curated by: Jessica Bennett Kincaid Images: Top: Melissa Vandenberg, Conflagrate, 2015, sparkler burn on Arches paper, 22 x 30 Bottom: Guatam Rao, I Dream in Connect Four, […]

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    The Future is Unwritten 2017

    • Fall is here! That means we are closer than ever to the spiritual realm. Revelry celebrates this every year by one of my favorite group shows, The Future is Unwritten. We are excited to present our 4th annual Tarot themed art show opening this Saturday October 14th, 7-10pm. The show will feature individual works by […]

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    Dia de los Muertos presented by el Jimador

    •  NOVEMBER 3RD, 2017 5PM-12AM https://www.facebook.com/events/1371388422919614/ Join us as we celebrate life on November 3rd as we close out the Day of the Dead holiday with music, dancing, traditional arts and food on South 4th Street. Dia de los Muertos presented by el Jimador (Day of the Dead) 2017 will begin on Tuesday, October 31 and ends […]

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    Sarabande Books Open House on First Friday

    • November 3, 2017 7-9 pm 822 E. Market St. Second Floor Stop by the publishing offices of Sarabande Books during November’s Trolley Hop! Snap a photo in our photo booth and say hello to our team of fall 2017 interns. Follow signs to our side entrance. Join us for: • Book Giveaways • Tarot Readings […]

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    Open Gallery with Sunny Ra at Quills Nulu

    • Join us to celebrate the opening of Sunny Ra’s exhibition of recent work at the Quills Nulu location. In conjunction with Republic Bank’s First Friday Hop, Sunny will be in the cafe to discuss her work from 6-9pm. This will be a great night to try out Quills selection of craft beer, natural wines, Elixir […]

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    Hop-tober on Republic Bank First Friday Hop October 6th!

    • Join us in Downtown Louisville for the October 6th First Friday Hop! The galleries will be open, the restaurants will be grilling up deliciousness and the weather is going to be crisp and beautiful. All we need is you!  Come check out the art of gaming at the Normandy Gallery, Warp Zone and Awesome Opossum […]

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  • Zephyr Gallery will be hosting an artist talk on October 19th from 6-8 pm for PROJECT 19 The Prolonged Gaze

    PROJECT 19: The Prolonged Gaze at Zephyr Gallery

    • Upcoming Events: Zephyr Gallery will be hosting an artist talk on October 19th from 6-8 pm for PROJECT 19: The Prolonged Gaze. Please join us for drinks and conversation with artists Tiffancy Calvert, Nhat Tran, and Vian Sora, as well as PROJECT 19 curator Miranda Lash. Friday October 6th: Join us for the October First […]

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  • “…and After…, an Exhibition of Reminiscence” by Bette Levy

    “…and After…, an Exhibition of Reminiscence” by Bette Levy

    • Coming Soon to our NEW LOCATION in Butchertown-1006 East Washington! PYRO Gallery presents: “…and After…, an Exhibition of Reminiscence” by  Bette Levy “…and After…, an Exhibition of Reminiscence”, by textile artist Bette Levy, opens on October 26, 2017 at PYRO Gallery’s new location, 1006 Washington Street, and lasts through December 9. An opening reception will take place on October 27 from 6-9 PM, with […]

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    GRRAND Affair

    • 2017 GRRAND Affair – A GRRAND Gatsby Celebration Mark your calendars now, as you won’t want to miss this event!  The 2017 GRRAND Affair will be held on Friday, November 3, beginning at 6:30 PM.  The big change this year will be the venue, as it will be held at the Frazier History Museum located in downtown Louisville on […]

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    Creativity: Kogan Dumb at Resurfaced

    • October – Creativity – Noire Caddy w/ Teriyaki Seats  Artist – Kogan Dumb Artist – Kogan Dumb, Tyler Hollenkamp, Yoko Molotov Description – A visual journey through the looking glass of 3 protagonist. On the outside a cinematic film noire vibe captured through illustrations, photography, film and other mediums. But a deeper meaning when you take a look at […]

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    Phantogram presented by 91.9 WFPK in Louisville at Mercury Ballroom

    • October 6, 2017 On First Friday at  8:00 PM Phantogram presented by 91.9 WFPK in Louisville at Mercury Ballroom Mercury Ballroom 611 S. 4th Street Louisville, Kentucky 40202 Phantogram (formerly Charlie Everywhere) is an American music duo from Greenwich, New York,[1] formed in 2007 and consisting of Josh Carter (vocals, guitars) and Sarah Barthel (vocals, keyboards).[2][3] The band name was inspired by […]

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    The Art of Gaming 2017 at the Normandy Gallery

    • FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC The Normandy Gallery is proud to announce the opening of our new show THE ART OF GAMING, presented in partnership with Warp Zone Louisville& Republic Bank First Friday Hop. Our Autumn show will highlight visual art in the gaming industry – video games as well as tabletop – We will be […]

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    Fall Camps on First Friday at the Kentucky Science Center

    • When school is out, camp is IN and we’re not just talking about Summer. Drop off the kiddos for some fall science fun and hit the First Friday Hop for a little shopping, art or a little self pampering. Downtown Louisville is home to some of the best personal services from perfecting your brows at Doll Face […]

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  • Fall Season Tour Hosted by The Alley Theater Arts Caravan

    Fall Season Tour Hosted by The Alley Theater Arts Caravan

    • Fall Season Tour Public Event   · Hosted by The Alley Theater Arts Caravan The Alley Theater Arts Caravan 633 West Main, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 https://www.facebook.com/events/882191065272292/ If you missed our debut at Smoketown Getdown or Pride Festival, come join us at any of these popular events where we will be touring with The Arts Caravan. Our season […]

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  • ALUMINATURE, Solo Exhibition by Jenny Zeller at Swanson Contemporary

    ALUMINATURE, Solo Exhibition by Jenny Zeller at Swanson Contemporary

    • YOU’RE INVITED TO THE OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH, 6 – 9 PM Celebrate with me at the opening of ALUMINATURE, an exhibition featuring recent and current work using the natural environment as a subject and incorporating aluminum as a substrate. The exhibit is on display September 27th through October 28th, 2017. Also open First Friday Trolley Hop October 6th, 6 – 9 PM […]

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    It’s A Beautiful Life:2017 Louisville Photo Biennial at Revelry on First Friday

    • Revelry is proud to participate in the 2017 Louisville Photo Biennial, a regional festival occurring in over 60 venues throughout the Louisville, Lexington and Southern Indiana area from September 22-November 11. Through exhibits, receptions, workshops and educational opportunities, the Biennial celebrates the medium of photography in all of its richness and variety, and its ability to touch […]

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    Gallery Talk – PYRO Gallery presents: Experimenting With Light by Keith Auerbach

    • PYRO Gallery presents: Experimenting With Light by Keith Auerbach Gallery Talk Saturday, September 30, 2017  12 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 with a photo that captures reflected, translucent, or diffused light. I transform that image […]

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