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.

  • New Paintings 2020… by DENISE FURNISH at Moremen Gallery

    • New Paintings 2020… by DENISE FURNISH OCTOBER 24 THROUGH DECEMBER 12 In New Paintings 2020…Furnish continues her use of discarded quilts to replace the traditional canvas, but the work as well as the process takes on new meaning during this year of the pandemic and unprecedented political unrest. Ever  relevant, Furnish’s quilts, discarded, recontextualized, and altogether […]

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  • How are you doing at Garner Narrative

    • How are you doing a group show ​ October 21 – January 20, 2021 Dana Ellyn Angie Reed Garner Joyce Garner Will Garner Derek Goodwin Melissa Hall Donté K. Hayes MaLynda Poulsen Andre Raynell Seagraves Wendi Smith Norman Spencer Keith Stone Mary Helen Yates How are you doing opens on October 21st and runs through the presidential […]

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  • This Fall at KMAC is 🔥

    • Private Shopping Appointments Now Available Starting in November, KMAC Shop will give offer our guests the opportunity to have the shop all to themselves! Our private shopping appointments, available in 1-2 hour increments, will allow individuals or groups of up to six to browse the shop at their leisure. KMAC staffers will be on hand to answer […]

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  • Weekend Entertainment & Sports Watching at 4th Street Live!

    • The schedule for this weekend’s live entertainment and sports watch opportunities at Fourth Street Live!. Events are all free, open to the public and family friendly. Thursday, October 15 Live Music: Dusty Bo / 5-8PM Friday, October 16 Live Music: Jack N Lindsey / 5-8PM Saturday, October 17 Live Music: Miles Eberle / 1-4PM Live […]

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  • Megan Lightell Extended through Saturday

    • Megan Lightell’s Landscapes Closing Saturday October 17th. Join us Thursday through Saturday, 11:00am – 4:00pm Main Street is open, safe and easy to park. This weekend take an art break, see exquisite paintings by Megan Lightell, new works by Stan Squirewell and Vian Sora. In addition, visit the latest exhibit next door at 21c and […]

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  • KMAC Couture: Star Stuff is now streaming

    • October 14, 2020 LOUISVILLE, KY – KMAC Museum is pleased to announce that KMAC Couture: Star Stuff is now available for public streaming. Produced by KMAC Museum and Audi Louisville in conjunction with Uproar films, the film celebrates unique couture works of wearable art and high-concept fashion and the artists who create them. The film opened […]

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  • Mummy wrappings and more! at HITE

    • Don’t miss out on what is happening with the Hite Art Institute! Scroll below for information on exhibitions, events, and this week’s collection highlight! Mark Your Calendars: October 20, 2020 Interviews, Artist Spotlights, and department highlights will be showcased for this year’s Raise Some L campaign. Stay tuned for Sneak Peaks and information on how […]

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  • #WOMEN STRONGER TOGETHER New Work by Debra Lott at Pyro Gallery

    • #WOMEN STRONGER TOGETHER New Work by Debra Lott LAST 4 DAYS to see this show in person! Gallery hours:  Fridays 3-6pm and Saturdays 12-3pm Friday, October 16, 3-6 Saturday, October 17, 12-3 Click here to preview this exhibit or purchase online Email for Private Appointment  This series of paintings illustrates the beauty, strength and resiliency of women expressing empowerment and perseverance […]

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  • How are you doing a group show at garner narrative

    • 642 east market street louisville kentucky 40202  garnernarrative.com (502) 303-7259 How are you doing a group show October 21 – January 20, 2021 Dana Ellyn Angie Reed Garner Joyce Garner Will Garner Derek Goodwin Melissa Hall Donté K. Hayes MaLynda Poulsen Andre Raynell Seagraves Wendi Smith Norman Spencer Keith Stone Mary Helen Yates How are […]

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  • KMAC Shop: New Items Now Online!

    • Missed out on this month’s KMAC Shop Happy Hour? Looking to jazz up your Zoom wardrobe with a statement necklace?  Visit KMAC Shop online to see our perfectly-curated selection of jewelry and accessories, including many of the items featured as part of our September Happy Hour. Our $5 flat rate shipping covers most of the United […]

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  • Exploring Organic Form at Pyro Gallery

    • Exploring Organic Form Show Dates: Oct. 23rd –  Nov. 28th Gallery Hours  Fridays 3-6pm and Saturdays 12-3pm John McCarthy is a ceramic sculptor, art educator, and community arts leader. McCarthy’s one-of-a-kind sculptural compositions are hand-built and highly manipulated to create shapes inspired by nature. McCarthy has invited his PYRO Colleagues to join him in considering the wonders of […]

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  • Announcing two new exhibitions with HITE!

    • Welcome to this week’s Hite Newsletter! We are pleased to announce the opening of two new exhibitions: Push Comes to Shove: an exhibition featuring our newest MFA students at the Portland MFA Studio, and TOKYO Before/After: a photographic exhibition featuring 11 artists from Japan at the Schneider Hall Galleries. See below for more information! Raise Some L […]

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  • Live entertainment and sports watch opportunities at Fourth Street Live!

    • It is so nice to have 4th Street Live back!  Below is the schedule for this weekend’s live entertainment and sports watch opportunities at Fourth Street Live!.  Events are all free, open to the public and family friendly.  Please let me know if you have any questions. Thursday, October 8 Live Music: Dusty Bo / 5-8PM NFL:  Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs […]

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  • Megan Lightell : New Works at Moremen Gallery

    • Megan Lightell : New Works Plus New works by Vian Sora, Stan Squirewell and Brad Durham This Friday Noon – 7pm Saturday 11 am – 4 pm Sunday Noon – 4 pm* Moremen Gallery, Quappi Projects and Galerie Hertz are open this Saturday and Sunday.  Join us for a beautiful fall weekend made even better […]

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  • NEW WORK: MEGAN LIGHTELL at Moremen Gallery

    • NEW WORK: MEGAN LIGHTELL ON VIEW: SEPTEMBER 11 – OCTOBER 15, 2020 PLEASE JOIN US AT THE GALLERY FOR OPENING WEEKEND FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: 11 AM – 4:00 PM Born in rural Coshocton, Ohio, Megan Lightell finds repose in the open and lush expanses of Appalachian landscapes. Like many born into an environment, it […]

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  • ALEX SCHMITZ / NO FRUIT FORBIDDEN through September 12  at Quappi

    • ALEX SCHMITZ / NO FRUIT FORBIDDEN through September 12 Thursdays and Fridays 12-4 Saturdays 11-3 and by appointment https://www.quappiprojects.com/ ALEX SCHMITZ / NO FRUIT FORBIDDEN through September 12 Thursdays and Fridays 12-4 Saturdays 11-3 and by appointment Quappi Projects is pleased to present Alex Schmitz’s No Fruit Forbidden. A native Kentuckian based in Brooklyn for the last decade, Schmitz’s […]

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  • Enjoy *NEW* virtual experiences with KMAC

    • Adult Virtual Workshop: Paper Quilling Tuesday, September 1 7:00-8:00PM OR Saturday, September 12 10:00-11:00AM $45 per person ($35 for members) Learn the delicate art of paper quilling in our first ever virtual adult workshop. Your registration fee includes all the supplies and tools you’ll need, delivered to your home at no extra charge. You’ll then attend a […]

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  •  NEW WORKS BY STAN SQUIREWELL at Moremen Gallery

    • NEW WORKS BY STAN SQUIREWELL JOIN US THIS WEEK THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY:   11:00AM – 4:00PM Stan Squirewell  is  a painter, photographer, installation and performance artist. Born and raised in Washington, DC he currently lives and works in Louisville, KY.   Squirewell’s work examines who curates and controls the narratives that become accepted as history. […]

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