• 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 LouLift and ride to a stop near each location during standard transit hours listed here.

  • Josh Azzarella: “INTERSTICE” at Moremen Gallery

    • Josh Azzarella: “INTERSTICE” Opening This Weekend Opening Weekend Saturday, Reception: August 24, 6:00–8:30 pm Artist Talk 7:00 p.m. Sunday, August 25, 12:30 – 3:30 Conversation With The Artist Valet Parking at Proof on Main Azzarella’s research has utilized significant moments in popular film to investigate malleability of time, the physicality of temporal boundaries, and the critical […]

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  • First Friday Fortunes at The Limbo

    • First Friday Fortunes  by The Limbo on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop Every first Friday of the month, Regan Wann will be at The Limbo reading tarot. She has two options for you: a card of the day ($5) or a 3 card spread ($10).

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  • The Flea off Market to feature Free Friday Night Concerts!

    • Home to over 200 artists, craftspeople, collectors, start-ups, and local businesses, The Flea Off Market is Louisville’s monthly pop-up flea market. Flea patrons can expect to find used books, records, fine arts and crafts, antiques, jewelry, vintage clothing, bath and body products, candles, furniture and homewares, used tools, terrariums, fresh-cut flowers, organic produce and meat, […]

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  • Welcome to Downtown Louisville West 6!

    • A 9,000-square-foot location, to be called “West Sixth Nulu,” will include a brewery, barrel aging warehouse and taproom. It will be in the NuLu Marketplace under construction on East Market Street in Louisville. It’s set to open in early 2020!

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  • Vernissage at KMAC

    • Join us at Vernissage, an exclusive art preview.  Sip cocktails, eat a curated dinner from the chefs at Atlantic No. 5, and mingle with the artists for the KMAC Triennial, showcasing contemporary art of the Commonwealth. Only a few weeks left to secure your space at this inaugural event! Find Out More

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  • Revelry’s 9th anniversary and Julio Cesar’s Epic Journey

    • In celebration of Revelry’s 9th anniversary, we invite you to Julio Cesar’s Epic Journey opening Saturday, August 17th, 7-10pm with a celebratory toast at 9pm! WHO: Julio Cesar WHAT: Epic Journey WHEN: Saturday, August 17th, 7-10pm (toast at 9pm) (showing through September 11th) WHERE: Revelry Boutique Gallery, 742 E Market St, Louisville KY 40202 Julio’s works are the result […]

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  • Republic Bank First Friday Hop in Downtown Louisville 8/2

    • Join us this Friday for the Republic Bank First Friday Hop in Downtown Louisville 8/2 The Republic Bank First Friday Hop is the first Friday of every month when all the galleries stay open late to hold gallery openings to kick off the month. The Hop is free and all-ages friendly. Much of The Hop […]

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  • Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery LOUISVILLE LOCALS show

    • Welcome to the Flame Run Gallery, where the signature work of Brook Forrest White, Jr. and acclaimed artists from all over the globe is on display to entertain and delight gallery guests. Exhibits rotate every two months open 10am – 4pm on First Friday and extended hours on gallery open nights. Check out the latest shows: […]

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  •  “A Map of Scents” by John Brooks at Moremen Gallery

    •  “A Map of Scents”by John Brooks Valet Parking at Proof on Main Visual artist and poet John Brooks explores themes of identity, memory, death and place while considering questions of contemplation, the expression of emotion, the transformative power and the emotional resonance of particular experiences and what Max Beckmann described as “the deepest feeling about […]

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  • Joe D’Amato Live at Down One

    • Joe D’Amato will be live at Down One Bourbon Bar on select Fridays throughout the summer. Join us to rock with Joe and sip that Kentucky gold. #downonemusic Down One Bourbon Bar 321 W Main St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202

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  • Uptown Old School Friday Night at Encore on 4th

    • Encore on 4th 630 S 4th Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 This is something new for grown & professional crowd only!!!! If you like old school music, dance and great fun this is your event. This is a great night for a date night. Finally DJ Maverick the creator of The All White Attire Old School […]

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  • First Hoppin Friday at Akasha

    • Introducing “First Hoppin Fridays” at Akasha! In honor of the First Friday Trolley Hop, we’ll be releasing a brand new beer, accompanied by live music and a food truck, on the first Friday of every month! We are kicking things off this Friday, August 2nd! **THREE NEW BEERS (stay tuned as we announce these–we don’t […]

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