• 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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    Sampsontheghost: #mylouisville at RESURFACED Gallery for First Friday

    • “HASHTAG MYLOUISVILLE” OPENING RECEPTION AT RESURFACED WITH MONNIK BREWING, AND DJ DS Friday, July 7, 2017 4:00pm – 11:00pm Republic Bank First Friday Hop reception for our Artists on First Fridays at 5:00PM We’re open 4-11PM, free, and all ages! 4-11PM – Monnik Brewing – 9-11PM – DJ DS ReSurfaced 319 South Shelby Street Louisville, KY, 40202 […]

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    NuLu Summer Luau July Get Lei’d in NuLu Cocktail Competition

    • Join us for the kick off of the First annual cocktail competition “Get Lei’d in Nulu” on July 7th with the Republic Bank First Friday Hop! Contest will run for two weeks ending on the NuLu Summer Luau Saturday July 22nd with prize for the best drink with the most #GetLeidinNuLu tags! Participating Locations: Goodwood Brewing […]

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    Goodwood Brewing ‎Live Music Friday w/ Steve Cooley & Brigid Kaelin

    • Join us for a night of free live music with Steve Cooley & Brigid Kaelin! Brigid Kaelin has toured the world playing her original alt-country-cabaret music. An accomplished instrumentalist, she plays several instruments, has been a musical guest on NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” and has played accordion, musical saw and sung backup for Elvis Costello on two […]

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    Art in NuLu: your First Friday Roundup – July 7th

    • Come hop East Market District’s art galleries! All these shows for one stop, open late and free to the public for the First Friday Hop July 7, 6 to 9 pm. First Light Gallery (1009 East Main Street) shows “Testament” by Jennifer Thoreson. Dramatically staged photographs explore turning points in relationship. Garner Narrative (642 East […]

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    Murphy Elevator Company Sign Lighting Celebration

    • For the first time in roughly 60 years, the corner of Main and Brook will once again glow green! The original 1940’s-era Murphy Elevator Company neon sign, made from blown-glass and porcelain ceramic, is back! The newly revived gorgeous Art Deco gem boasts over 140 linear feet of white neon and another 250+ feet [nearly […]

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    Ashley Brossart opening reception at CRAFT(s) Gallery

    • City Walks by Ashley Brossart Coming To CRAFT(s) Gallery Ashley Brossart’s work is a culmination of a variety of perspectives from cityscapes to abstracted and imaginary street grids. Her influences span from her daily interactions with a growing Louisville to traveling to gather photographic imagery and experience. From street art and graffiti to the gestural […]

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    7/7 – Royals Patio Series #3 at Royals Hot Chicken in NuLu

    • Join us on the patio at Royals Hot Chicken for the party on the patio during the Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop! Royals is teaming up with some of our favorite local friends to bring an awesome evening of fun and music to our patio.We are joined by one of our favorite neighbors, Copper […]

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    Metallica Tribute – Four Horsemen at The Mercury Ballroom

    •  The Four Horsemen: The Ultimate Tribute to Metallica FRI // JUL 07 Show: 9:00PM FIND TICKETS NOW  EVENT DETAILS Sean Perry-guitar & lead vocals, Mikey B. Lial-lead guitars, Michael McCollum-bass guitar & vocals, Rich Hattery-drums & percussion Mercury Ballroom 611 S 4th St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 Purchase tickets: (2 for 1 while they last!) https://concerts1.livenation.com/event/160052A2CF134CAA […]

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    Ultimate Glow in the Dark Frisbee at Waterfront Park

    • Come join in Ultimate Recovery Fun! Young People in Recovery host FREE games …. just show up ready to set up and play by sunset (8:30ish). Park in the RED parking lot and plan to play in LAWN UNDER THE WALKING BRIDGE but stay tuned to this event page for site location changes. Anyone is […]

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    Feline Frenzy – A benefit for Alley Cat Advocates at 3rd St. Dive

    • It’s the 8th Annual Feline Frenzy at the Dive! (or is it the 9th?) anyhow, this shows gonna rock hard! The Bomb Cats from Indianapolis are returning along with Boston’s LuxDeluxe, and Aluxes from Nashville, closing the show is a metal one-two punch with Stif and Ola Mesa from parts unknown. $8 suggested donation, a […]

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    Soundscape: After-dinner Social

    • Friday at 9 PM – 2 AM 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen 350 W Chestnut St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 Soundscape Social is a vibrant, music-driven lounge atmosphere surrounded by the beautiful, open-air cityscape of Louisville. You are invited to this weekly party that offers patrons an experience unlike any other: rooftop terrace, unparalleled views, mixologist-inspired […]

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    Matt McDole: Sing Don’t Cry

    • The museum will be open late for Republic Bank First Friday Hop and the opening of a new exhibition: Sing, Don’t Cry, featuring selections from KMAC and private collections with interpretations by Matthew McDole. On view until September 10 in 3rd Floor Gallery. Sing, Don’t Cry Selections from KMAC and Private Collections Ongoing Interpretations by […]

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    PeteFest & Flea Off Market

    • PeteFest Booth @ The July 7th Flea Off MarketWant to get discounted tickets to the PeteFest 2017?4:30 pm – 10:00 pm EST Fresh Start Growers Supply, 1007 E Jefferson St, Louisville, Kentucky 40206Event Organized By: The Flea Off MarketEvent Type :Market Event Details Want to get discounted tickets to the PeteFest 2017? Come to The […]

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    Zephyr Gallery PROJECT 18: NATURALL

    •   Join Zephyr Gallery, PROJECT 18 curator Karen Gillenwater, and artists Claire Larkin Pope, Ezra Kellerman, and Leticia Bajuyo for an artist and curator talk on Thursday June 29th and Hop opening on July 7th! Join us for the first of the Summer artist talks for PROJECT 18. The talk on Thursday June 29th will start […]

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    That Much Further West at Paul Paletti Gallery

    • PAUL PALETTI                 GALLERY   Contact: 713 East Market St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 589-9254 Paul Paletti prpjr@msn.com Sam Miller smiller@spwlegal.com That Much Further West: Three Visions from New Mexico Kirk Gittings, Jan Pietrzak and Philip V. Augustin July 7 – September 30, 2017 The Paul Paletti Gallery is pleased to bring a trio of […]

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    Bats Baseball Friday Night Fireworks

    • Where: Purple Upland Meadow What: Fireworks Contact: Louisville Bats | 502.212.2287 Website: www.batsbaseball.com Friday night fireworks by the Louisville Bats. Show begins right after the game. For game tickets call 502.212.BATS or go to www.batsbaseball.com. Bats Baseball Friday Night Fireworks Friday, July 7 After the game Come cheer on the Louisville Bats! Grand Slam ticket […]

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    Family Film Night-Raiders of the Lost Ark

    • FREE EVENT Open to the public, no ticket or RSVP required FAMILY FILM NIGHT ON THE BELVEDERE “RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK” Lawn opens at 8 p.m. Movie starts at 8:45 p.m. Presented by the Louisville Film Society and The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with Waterfront Development Corporationand Downtown LOU Bring […]

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    Beisbol con Salsa! celebrating Latin American Heritage in American Baseball

    • Los Louisville Bats presentan “Beisbol con Salsa” celebrando la herencia Latinoamericana en el beisbol Norteamericano. / The Louisville Bats presents “Beisbol con Salsa” celebrating Latin American Heritage in American Baseball. Don’t miss our first-ever Latin Night at Slugger Field on Friday, July 7! Enjoy specially themed Latin promotions throughout the night as we celebrate Latin […]

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    DaMudcats at Stevie Rays Blues Bar

    • Da Mudcats have been called the best blues band in Louisville for over 25 years. Gene Wickliffe (drums) and Rob Pickett (guitar and vocals) have performed their exciting and innovative approach to contemporary blues but always with a great respect for tradition. In March of 2001, Mike Lynch (bass and vocals) joined the group. The […]

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    Live! after Five: The Louisville Crashers

    • Live! after Five presents: The Louisville Crashers Come rock out with us at this FREE concert 5:30PM Enjoy Happy Hour Food and Drink Specials! Widely recognized as one of the nation’s best party bands! Members of the Louisville Crashers have been certified as gold and platinum selling artists by the Recording Industry Association of America […]

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    Summer-Slam Copper & Kings Distillery

    • In partnership with Copper & Kings Distillery and Against The Grain Brewery, B. Shatter Poetry presents the “SUMMER SLAM!!!” Music by Darryl Stephens Partyallwknd. Hosted by Louisville’s breakout poet B. Shatter. $300 and a tour to the ATG Brewery for first place. Poets: $12 to slam (inbox B. Shatter if you want to slam) Free […]

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    First Friday Hop at KMAC!

    • The Kentucky Museum of Arts and Craft will be open late for Republic Bank First Friday Hop. Did you know KMAC offers 40 hours of free programming every month for all ages? They have a museum, cafe, gallery and gift shop (with awesome art supplies, jewelry and cool stuff!) and an all ages hands on […]

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    The Thirsty Pedler Grand Opening

    • Come celebrate the Grand Opening of The Thirsty Pedler on Fourth Street Live! with a ribbon cutting ceremony!   Friday, July 7 at 10:30 AM – 12 PM Fourth Street Live! Entertainment District 400 S 4th St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 We wanted to thank you for your ongoing support of our business and would love […]

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