• 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.

  • Poems for Every Occasion, a solo show from renowned interdisciplinary artist Jibade-Khalil Huffman

    • KMAC Museum’s newest exhibition: Poems for Every Occasion, a solo show from renowned interdisciplinary artist Jibade-Khalil Huffman. Poems for Every Occasion features recent video and digital collages using Huffman’s personal archive of constructed images, text, and sounds, combined with pop culture material. In this era of smart phones and screens, Huffman’s work explores the effects of our media-saturated environment on the […]

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  • This December 7th @FlyingAxes on the Hop!

    • Join us this First Friday at @flyingaxes for the December 7th First Friday Hop! Harness the fun, excitement and community associated with the art of axe throwing every First Friday @flyingaxes! AXES • BEER • FOOD TRUCKS • MUSIC Axe throwing is officially taking off in Louisville, and Flying Axes is throwing every First Friday on […]

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  • Parents Night out on First Friday Hosted by YMCA

    • What: Parents Night Out at Oldham County Family YMCA When: August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7 Times: 5:00-10:00 pm Ages: Youth ages 5 and older Rates (Per Session): Facility Members: 1st child: $20; $10 each additional sibling Program Members: 1st child: $30; $10 each additional sibling Important Notes Registration deadline is […]

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  • Parent’s night out Child care on First Friday hosted by My Gym

    • Let your children have a blast with My Gym while you enjoy and evening out on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop! Games, relays, rides, free play, and more! Pizza and juice boxes included. You DO NOT have to be a member to attend! Cost (including Pizza & drinks) $25 for the first child $15 […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jibade-Khalil Huffman: Poems for Every Occasion at KMAC

    • Jibade-Khalil Huffman: Poems for Every Occasion August 18 – December 2, 2018   KMAC Museum presents Poems for Every Occasion, a solo show from renowned interdisciplinary artist Jibade-Khalil Huffman. Poems for Every Occasion features recent video and digital collages using Huffman’s personal archive of constructed images, text, and sounds, combined with pop culture material. In this era of smart phones […]

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  • La Vida, la Muerte y el Amor (Life, Death and Love) at Crafts Gallery

    • Day of The Dead La Vida, la Muerte y el Amor (Life, Death and Love) Friday, November 2nd from 6-10pm La Vida, la Muerte y el Amor (Life, Death and Love) Friday, November 2nd – November 16th, 2018 Explore the Mexican cultural tradition of celebrated loved ones lost. CRAFT(s) Gallery will exhibit the works of […]

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  • Día De Los Muertos Presented by el Jimador Tequila November 2nd

    • The 7th Annual Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead Celebration on South Fourth Street will take place on Friday, Nov. 2nd from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM near East Chestnut Street. The annual Day of the Dead celebration is presented by El Jimador Tequila and will take place in conjunction with the […]

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  • November 2nd Republic Bank First Friday Hop

    • This month’s Featured Events on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop: Breeders Cup & Day of the Dead A walking tour of street art and cocktails all over Downtown Louisville featuring Equine art & Día de Muertos! Gallery openings on the November 2nd Republic Bank First Friday Hop:  HorsePower an equine art tour of Downtown […]

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  • The Subourbons at Stevie Ray’s

    • The Subourbons will be bringing our turbo charged blues back to Stevie Ray’s. Come see our expanded lineup with David Barrickman joining us on piano/keys. Be there!

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  • Friday Night Sips with KOBBE & Rabbit Hole Distillery

    • Join us on a journey down the rabbit hole from grain to glass. This fully immersive private guided tour offers a look into Rabbit Hole Distillery’s story, philosophy, and architecture. Guests will leave with a deeper understanding of the charm and complexity of bourbon and also gain knowledge of all the twists and turns our […]

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  • BEER & WINE ~ November First Friday Hop at Red Tree

    • 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 store in town! And if you’re up to it you can even get a fortune telling from the incredible Kentucky Mary! […]

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  • Breeders’ Cup Pop-Up with Melissa Crase! at Revelry

    • Revelry is excited to celebrate and unveil a striking new series of equestrian oil paintings by Melissa Crase displayed in our window! Come celebrate the Breeder’s Cup by perusing our new Crase collection and enjoying November’s First Friday Trolley Hop in NuLu! Believe it or not, Crase never touches her canvases with a paint brush, […]

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  • 100 Faces of Susan Howe at Revelry Boutique Gallery

    • A special message from Mo McKnight Howe at Revelry Gallery, “This show is pretty huge for me, mostly because MY MOTHER-IN-LAW is the artist. I’m a brave woman, I know. In all seriousness, she is one of Louisville’s most respected artists and teachers. I’m honored to have her as a mentor and very honored she wants to […]

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