• 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.

  • 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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  • 43rd Humana Festival Share Your Spark Hosted by Actors Theatre of Louisville

    • Share Your Spark A Panel Conversation on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop Hosted by Actors Theatre of Louisville FRIDAY, APRIL 5 AT 1 P.M. PAMELA BROWN AUDITORIUM Join this thought-provoking new program where theatre professionals from around the country share their visions for the American theatre through fast-paced TED-style talks and conversations. This event is […]

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  • Legends of Hip Hop at KFC YUM! Center

    • The Legends of Hip Hop are coming to KFC Yum! Center on April 5th – with Juvenile, Scarface, Too Short, DJ Quik, 8 Ball & MJG and Bun B! Tickets On Sale Now! *Lineup Subject To Change

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  • Spring Break Camps by KMAC Museum

    • This Spring Break, young artists ages 5-10 will explore a wide range of art techniques and materials while creating different projects to take home each day. Campers will create with a variety of media including fiber, wood, paint, clay, dyes, paper, and printmaking. Choose to come one day, multiple days, or the whole week! There […]

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  • Meet the Galt House Artist in Residence Finalists

    • Meet the Galt House Artist in Residence Finalists Public  · Hosted by Galt House Hotel Meet the Galt House Hotel 2019 Artist in Residence Finalists on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop. Kacy Jackson, Jordan Morgan, Gibbs Rounsavall and Ewa Perz were selected from twenty-nine entries by the Artist in Residence selection committee, comprised of 13 prominent […]

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  • Community Turn-A-Bout 19 on First Friday

    • It’s time for a night of fun-filled entertainment as your favorite community members perform in drag illusion! Representing many of the local organizations we come together to benefit #KYPride. This is always a hit and you never know who will sashay across that stage. Interested in being a part of the show? Email Rodney.Coffman@Kypride.com Doors […]

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  • Dan Dry: Dawn to Derby – First Friday Opening Reception

    • In honor of the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby, The Gallery @ Unique Imaging Concepts is proud to present “Dawn to Derby” a Dan Dry and Chromaluxe exhibition. This show features the work of world-renowned photographer Dan Dry spanning over 40 years of covering the Kentucky Derby, all brought to life on Chromaluxe aluminum. […]

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  • Here for Today- Works by Heather Cameron and Allie Jensen

    • Although these two artists express their work through very different mediums and processes, both of their work explores the act of being present while creating. Heather Cameron creates a rhythm with her bold stokes of color. Her work is exuberant and bursts with color and movement. Allie Jensen creates meticulous pen and and ink drawings […]

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  • Sidewalk Sale at Preston Arts Center

    • Our mostly annual sidewalk sale is going to be held April 5-7!!! Come on by and find great deals on all kinds of art supplies!!! On the Republic Bank First Friday Hop Preston Arts Center 3048 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, Kentucky 40205 https://www.facebook.com/events/2342658302672156/

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  • She’s Silver and Orange 4 at Tim Faulkner Gallery

    • -Just as the words “Silver” and “Orange” are singular in their inability to rhyme, these women too stand in their independence, but all have a seat at the table in the world of the contemporary artist. An exhibition featuring all-women artists partnered with the Center for Women and Families, a local organization that provides trauma-informed […]

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  • Monthly Mayhem at PBR Louisville

    • Monthly Mayhem is our themed party held the first Friday of each month! 🤘🏼 We will see you on March 1st for our Adult Spring Break Party, which will be filled with tropical drinks, hoola-hoop contests, beach jams, and MORE! Get a $25 gift card and great specials for you and your crew! Sign up […]

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  • From Camera to Canvas Hosted by Revelry Boutique Gallery

    • Revelry Gallery welcomes back Judy Rogers for her third exhibition of original oil paintings featuring beloved Louisville scenes. From Camera to Canvas will also showcase the beginning steps in Judy’s process: photographs by local street photographer Gary Marchal. Judy met Gary one day when she called a Lyft from her studio. While driving through the […]

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  • See Me Clearly – Women Photographers/Women Photographed at Paul Paletti Gallery

    • PAUL PALETTI GALLERY See Me Clearly Women Photographers/Women Photographed September 6 2018 – June 2019   This ambitious show features women: examining their prowess, influence and agency as both photographer and subject, artist and muse-and how with the passage of time and progress how our views on their work, and the works in which they appeared, have […]

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  • Tris Vonna-Michell’s Balustrade Endless Tapes Opens at KMAC

    • Tris Vonna-Michell’s Balustrade Endless Tapes Opens at KMAC British artist Tris Vonna-Michell’s multimedia installation to Open Friday, March 22 and on view for the April 5th Republic Bank First Friday Hop KMAC Museum announced the opening of Balustrade Endless Tapes, a multimedia exhibition from British artist Tris Vonna-Michell. Through audio recordings, slide projections, and films Tris Vonna-Michell relays […]

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  • Revelry Gallery is excited for the return of the ‘Win Place ART Show’

    • Revelry Gallery is excited for the return of the ‘Win Place ART Show’. Originally started in 2013, we’ve asked some of our favorite artists back to create a Derby themed piece of art. Come experience a variety of sizes and mediums – oil and acrylic paintings, metal and wood fabrications, screen prints and more! Each artist will […]

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  • 🐎Horsepower🐎

    • Horsepower; The Latest Works of Jeaneen Barnhart, Jaime Corum, Tyler Robertson and Richard Sullivan April 5th – May 31st, 2019 *Opening Reception with the artists; Friday, April 5th from 6-10pm. Friday, April 5th marks an important day in Louisville, KY.  It is exactly 30 days from the 145th Kentucky Derby.  We are celebrating this special […]

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  • Joyce Garner Lazy Susan

    • Joyce Garner lazy susan March 31 – June 28 opening reception, Sunday, March 31, 12 – 4 (RSVP required) Please join us for a special Sunday brunch reception for Joyce Garner’s new show, lazy susan. Her themes (the human condition) and scale are monumental per usual, but Joyce has found a new level of painterly beauty. Read her artist […]

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  • Australian Glass Masters at Flame Run Friday, March 22

    • Australian Glass Masters at Flame Run Friday, March 22. This March, Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery will host Australian Glass Masters, Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott. Known for their extraordinary collaborations, this husband and wife team create delicate yet complex patterns and textures through glass blowing and carving respectively. From March 1 to April […]

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