• 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.

  • Angel’s Envy distillery tours on First Friday!

    • 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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  • Kentucky Science Center 5 after 5

    $5 after 5pm at the Kentucky Science Center on First Friday

    • $5 after 5:00 PM every First Friday Stop by the Kentucky Science Center for just $5 on your tour of the Republic Bank First Friday Hop! From natural history galleries to Kentucky artifacts you may find something unexpected. The Kentucky Science Center does not currently offer an art gallery but they do have a selection […]

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  • Clay Bodies: Moving Through Ceramics opens at KMAC December 15

    • A Sarah Crowner painting consists of monochrome canvas shapes stitched together with an industrial sewing machine. The resulting bold abstractions reference a visual language closely aligned with the Bauhaus aesthetic and modernism. In Clay Bodies: Moving Through Ceramics, the Brooklyn-based artist mirrors her painting practice by arranging ceramic objects into KMAC’s exhibition space, exploring her ability […]

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  • December Republic Bank First Friday Hop

    • Join us for the Republic Bank First Friday all over Downtown Louisville, Friday Night come out and support the arts! This month’s Feature event: THE HOLIDAY NIGHT MARKET at MUSIC ALLEY The inaugural Downtown Holiday Night Market is Friday, December 7th from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The family-friendly holiday market will feature work by […]

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  • Holiday Night Market on Music Alley

    • December 7: Holiday Night Market The Louisville Downtown Partnership and the South Fourth Street District Association will host the inaugural Downtown Holiday Night Market on Friday, December 7th from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Address: 611 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202 Date(s): Friday, December 7, 2018 Start Date: Dec 7th, 2018 – 5:00 PM End Date: Dec […]

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  • Fifth Annual Louisville Swig | Kentucky Center for African American Heritage

    • Fifth Annual Louisville Swig | Kentucky Center for African American Heritage Hosted by Louisville Magazine, the party of the century is returning! Join us as we celebrate the Repeal of Prohibition and the launch of SWIG: Volume X. The new issue will be at the party, and all attendees will receive a complimentary copy. Tickets include […]

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  • 3rd Annual Holiday Art Show Hosted by Downtown Pilates on First Friday

    • Please join us for our 3rd Annual Holiday Art Show! Opening Reception: December 7th, During The First Friday Trolley Hop, 5-8 p.m. Downtown Pilates 3rd Annual Holiday Art Show featuring new work from glassblower Chad Balster, painters Alex Taylor and Monique Motiff, print maker Elizabeth Foley and greeting card designer Becky Greenlee. A wide array […]

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  • Kentucky Hand-Made Market at the pin Frazier History Museum with Storytellerstudio

    • Kentucky Hand-Made Market: Find the perfect unique gift for the holidays while shopping local makers at the Frazier History Museum! There will be crafting demonstrations by Storyteller, Emily Ridings, and Berea College Craft. Artisans include: Storytellerstudio Anna Gregory Design Emily Ridings Judy Ridings Steurer & Co. Cindy Borders Jewelry A Priori A. St. Clair Aurora […]

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  • Mixt&pe at Limbo featuring Laurel and the Love-In!

    • We are super pumped to bring you some festive winter cocktails using Copper & Kings’ fine products! We will probably be lighting them on fire as we jam out to the sultry and rockin’ tunes of Laurel & the Love-In from Nashville! $5 cover/21+

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  • Larry Grisham & Rico Thomas Hosted by Goodwood Brewing

    • Larry Grisham & Rico Thomas Public  · Hosted by Goodwood Brewing Goodwood Brewing 636 E Main St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 Larry and Rico are currently touring as a duo, performing original songs in a stripped down intimate blues form. Larry Grisham (guitar, vocals, harmonica) has been the front man for 30 years with The Beat Daddys, […]

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  • Jimmy Can’t Dance and Hot Brown Smackdown

    • Hot Brown Smackdown Musician/Band Hot Brown Smackdown is a bluegrass/rock/jamgrass band with intermittent bursts of funk. We hail from the great city of Louisville, KY. https://www.facebook.com/events/2183451108373344/ Jimmy Can’t Dance 119 S 7th Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202

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  • BEER & WINE December First Friday Hop Hosted by Red Tree

    • **HALF OFF Ornaments starting December First Friday and continuing through Christmas!** ITS TIME again for our monthly First Friday BEER & WINE Shopping Event! Come down and enjoy a LOCAL BEER from our homemade Kegerator or glass of WINE in one of the most unique stores in town! And if you’re up to it you […]

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  • Red Hot Roasters hosts ‘Steel Magnolias’-themed art show by Caroline Wilson

    • Red Hot Roasters hosts ‘Steel Magnolias’-themed art show by Caroline Wilson Article reposting Directly from SARA HAVENS from INSIDERLOUISVILLE.COM| December 4, 2018 12:00 pm @THEBARBELLE SHAVENS@INSIDERLOUISVILLE.COM Feature Image credit, Above, “Get Off My Bench” by Caroline Wilson “Steel Magnolias” is a film some of us quote at least monthly, especially when the topics of taking your juice or […]

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  • TASTINGS at OLD 502 every First Friday from 12 – 8pm

    • TASTINGS at OLD 502 every First Friday from 12 – 8pm Stop in to Old 502 every First Friday for a fun hop stop featuring a tasting room and gift shop. Located at 120 South 10th street in Louisville (formerly Over the 9 restaurant).   Last tastings will begin a half hour before close. Tastings cost […]

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  • KMAC Announces Artist-In-Residence Program

    • When KMAC, a free contemporary art museum in Downtown Louisville, completed its recent 2016 renovation, they included a space for artists-in-residence on the third floor near their Education Studio. This space, with windows into the exhibition gallery, allows visitors to see and interact with the artist during their studio hours. Now KMAC has announced that local artist […]

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  • Pyro Gallery’s 15th Anniversary – open on First Friday

    • Pyro Gallery’s 15th Anniversary Open House and Reception- Sunday, December 9, 2018, 1:00- 5:00 pm Show Dates – December 6, 2018 – January 5, 2019 Open on First Friday Hop December 7th Please join PYRO Gallery as we celebrate our fifteenth year in the Louisville community. PYRO invites you to an open house and reception for the anniversary exhibition […]

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  • Annual Student Exhibition at the Cressman Center For Visual Arts

    • The Hite Art Institute is pleased to announce the opening of our Annual Student Exhibition. Work in this show highlights not only the tremendous accomplishments of our students, it also showcases their dramatic range. Artists from all studio areas, from glass to graphic design, painting to printmaking, will be on view through January 12th. The […]

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