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Louisville loves the arts. From St. James art festival to the Big Four Bridge Arts Festival. Louisville is one of the top most art supporting cities in the country, with a perfect combination of affordable living, beautiful natural spaces, a bustling Downtown and an active arts community that embraces local emerging creatives to professional crafter. This page is just a small window into the great artists you can meet right here in Derby City every day. Know of a great artist you want to promote? Become a Hop VIP and sponsor an article about your favorite artist on this page or on our VIP page.

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    Marion Meadows with E&S Gallery

    • Jazz musician/Artist/Photographer Marion is an internationally renowned saxophonist/composer, graphic artist and semi professional cyclist. He never stops thinking of new ways to express himself. His photographic and graphic canvas now rival his musical one. Both music and art are a way of life, and he continues to challenge himself by completely letting go. Marion’s love […]

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    First Friday Featuring Damon Thompson at Tim Faulkner Gallery

    • Damon Thompson’s work is often jocular anthropomorphic fun with a whimsical tone, from sad-eyed canine as a vintage hobo character, to horses on Bourbon barrels.  Two common motifs in Thompson’s work: animals and trains have been featured in Metro Hall, the Little loom House and all over Louisville.   Thompson has work in several private […]

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    Doree Woods

    • Doree Woods is an artist at Dork Tattoo Parlor & Gallery and has a Bachelors Degree in Photography from Memphis, College of Art. While in Memphis, she learned about tattooing from Skull x Rose Tattoo Collective; absorbing information and drawing profusely for 4 years. After moving to Louisville, Doree became a tattoo artist and co-opened […]

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    Mark Castle

    • Mark Castle, artist at Dork Tattoo off South Fourth Street, has a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from Memphis College of Art. While in Memphis, he tattooed for 11 years at 2 shops, one of them being Skull x Rose Tattoo Collective. Mark continues to keep ties with his tattoo roots, by guest spotting at […]

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    Gemma Correll

    • According to Gemma Correll, world renowned Artist/Cartoonist/Writer/Illustrator, she has bad eyesight. Thanks to the wonders of spectacle technology, however, she manages to hold down a full-time job as a freelance cartoonist slash writer slash illustrator and bumps into things only occasionally. Gemma is the author of several books, including “The Worrier’s Guide to Life”, “The […]

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    Caleb Weintraub and “I Feel No Paint II” at Garner Narrative

    • Join us at Garner Narrative (642 E. Market St.) for Caleb Weintraub’s “I Feel No Paint II” – large format paintings, digital works, and hybrids for the Republic Bank First Friday Hop. Weintraub says “It may be a spectacle of corruption or it may be a utopian vision… My work is not quite a warning. […]

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    Wanderlust Etchings by Anna Marie Pavlik

    • Wanderlust Etchings by Anna Marie Pavlik Exhibition from November 25th through December 30th, 2016 Opening Reception with the artist; Friday, December 2nd from 6-10pm.  (Republic Bank First Friday Hop) Artist Statement Growing concern for the survival of natural areas and a need to understand the relationship of people to their environment have encouraged her to […]

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    One on One with Laura Ross and Judy Miner

    • ONE + ONE=TWO PEOPLE WORKING IN SIDE BY SIDE STUDIOS WHILE SHARING A VISION OF WHAT IS POSSIBLE. LAURA AND JUDY ARE GRACED TO LIVE  BY A MIGHTY RIVER WHICH INSTRUCTS THEIR LIFE.  THE CONSTANT FLOW IS REFLECTED IN THEIR ABIDING SUPPORT OF EACH OTHER.THE ALWAYS CHANGING BUT HUMBLING BEAUTY OF THE RIVER CHALLENGES AND […]

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    William J. O’Brien: Oscillates Wildly

    • William J. O’Brien Oscillates Wildly at KMAC Curated by Joey Yates KMAC presents acclaimed Chicago artist William J. O’Brien in a solo exhibition that features ceramic and steel sculptures, textiles, drawing and painting. An appreciation for manual labor and the handmade is translated through a dexterous manipulation of multiple materials and forms, revealing a primary […]

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