• 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.

  • Celtic Pig on the First Friday Hop

    • Check out the Celtic Pig for some fab smoked meat on the 200 block of Main Street! One of Louisville’s favorite food trucks has settled down right here in the heart of Downtown Louisville and will be here to feed you as you HOP!   The Celtic Pig grew out of a passion for smoked meat and […]

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  • Inventory Clearance at Swanson Contemporary

    • It’s the final week of Bill Carner and Laura Ross: Retrospective. One of Louisville’s longest running galleries, Swanson Contemporary showcases national and regional artists in all mediums. We have spent the summer organizing and cataloging the storage inventory and are looking to clean up and sell as much art as possible. All back stock, including […]

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  • Tim Crowder: A Little Bit of Nothing Much at Garner Narrative through Dec 29th

    • Tim Crowder A Little Bit of Nothing Much Nov. 1 – Dec. 29 It takes a very long time to become young. Pablo Picasso Please enjoy Tim Crowder’s mysterious objects mined from his childhood: castles and kitchenware, sky and clouds, fantastic wrecking devices, “vintage” palette and patterning, decorative edges scalloped from wire. They are installed with a […]

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  • Behind the Curtain: The Brown-Forman Nutcracker Hosted by Louisville Ballet

    • Get ready to go Behind the Curtain of Val Caniparoli’s The Brown-Forman Nutcracker! Join us in our studios for this family friendly event featuring crafts for kids, Nutcracker Storytime, and a behind-the-scenes rehearsal – open to the public for the first time! Tickets are $20 and include heavy hors d’ouvres and a cash bar from […]

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  • A Photography Master Class Hosted by Kentucky Refugee Ministries

    • Come celebrate and learn from the beautiful and powerful artistry that resides within Louisville’s newcomer community. Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) invites you to join us at the Tim Faulkner Gallery on Saturday December 7th for the next in our KRM Master Class series. This Master Class will feature Cuban photographer Yunier Ramirez Cedeno and visual […]

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  • Holiday Art Show Hosted by Downtown Pilates

    • Please join us for our annual Holiday Art Show featuring sensational artists from the Louisville area! This year’s collection includes new work from painters Shawn Marshall, & Monique Motiff, & hand blown glass from Chad Balster, decorative prints by Elizabeth Foley, Pilates inspired drawings from Lloyd Kelly, & BEAUTIFUL handmade holiday cards by Becky Greenlee. […]

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  • Winter Wonderland, Revelry’s 3rd annual ornament spectacular

    • Revelry Gallery invites you to Winter Wonderland, our 3rd annual ornament spectacular on Small Business Saturday, November 30th. Expect to see a collection of handmade ornaments from 18 local artists in a range of mediums including ceramic, felt, metal, resin, hand blown glass and original paintings. This holiday show is the perfect place to find […]

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  • Studio Artists Opening Reception/Holiday Party Fri 6 PM at Art Sanctuary

    • Join us for a night of ART and Holiday Cheer! Let’s Celebrate! This is our annual Studio Artists Exhibit. Participating Artists include Rita Cameron (photo featured above), Britany Baker, Jen DeLeeuw, Stacy Staggs, Rebecca Roberts-Kerns, Lackadazee, Sabra Crockett, Linda Erzinger and many more! Art Sanctuary Gallery 1433 S. Shelby Street Louisville, KY 40217 502-386-7114 https://www.facebook.com/events/541945196585931/

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  • Composing Form at Tim Faulkner

    • Friday, December 6, 2019 at 6 PM – 11:30 PM Join us for our 12th Anniversary Show: Composing Form Featuring new paintings from: Scott McGraw Joey Harrison David Moore Opening reception will take place 6pm-Midnight This is a free event. https://www.facebook.com/events/2447452162173835/

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  • Perez vs Goodwin – A Pop Art & Poetry Dust Up

    • Visual Artist Andy Perez and Break Beat Poet Idris Goodwin respond to contemporary pop culture and current events through paint and poem. On Dec 2, 5-7pm, these two creatives come together at Revelry Gallery in NULU. Andy will unveil a new series based upon Goodwin’s new poetry collection ​CAN I KICK IT? Deemed “an ode […]

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  • Shop the Hop – Buy Once Give Twice when you shop local

    • Shop the Hop – support local business and local art this Holiday Season when you buy once and give twice. How does his work? Giving comes in all shapes and sizes and one of the best ways you can give this year is to give your support to a local artist by supporting what they […]

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  • The Flea off Market on First Friday

    • 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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  • October 4th Republic Bank First Friday Hop

    • October Republic Bank First Friday Hop This month’s feature event: The Louisville Photo Biennial Join us tonight as we celebrate local photography all over the city as part of the Louisville Photo Biennial. The eleventh Louisville Photo Biennial takes place through November 10, 2019. The Biennial also presents workshops, public lectures and panel discussions to stimulate learning […]

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  • Celtic Pig joins the First Friday Hop!

    • Check out the Celtic pig brand new on the 200 block of Main Street! One of Louisville’s favorite food trucks has settled down right here in the heart of Downtown Louisville and will be here to feed you as you hike the HOP!   The Celtic Pig grew out of a passion for smoked meat […]

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  • Taradiddle at Paul Paletti Gallery

    • For our offering for the 2019 Louisville Photo Biennial we are excited to be presenting a show by the Biennial’s Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker, Charles Traub. Best known for his ironic, real-world, witness-color photographs, Mr. Traub has dedicated himself to photography and photographic education for half a century. Traub has been a chairperson […]

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  • REALITY AND DREAMS: SHARED LOVES at Crafts Gallery

    • ARTIST RECEPTION OCTOBER 4TH FROM 6-9PM REALITY AND DREAMS: SHARED LOVES Marcia Lamont Hopkins and Dobree Adams link their passions for landscape, memories, flora and fauna into dream-like images. As a part of the Louisville Photo Biennial, they come together to explore their shared passion of the natural world. Both are members of the Lexington Camera Club and they share […]

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