• 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.

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    Family Film Night-Raiders of the Lost Ark

    • FREE EVENT Open to the public, no ticket or RSVP required FAMILY FILM NIGHT ON THE BELVEDERE “RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK” Lawn opens at 8 p.m. Movie starts at 8:45 p.m. Presented by the Louisville Film Society and The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with Waterfront Development Corporationand Downtown LOU Bring […]

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    Beisbol con Salsa! celebrating Latin American Heritage in American Baseball

    • Los Louisville Bats presentan “Beisbol con Salsa” celebrando la herencia Latinoamericana en el beisbol Norteamericano. / The Louisville Bats presents “Beisbol con Salsa” celebrating Latin American Heritage in American Baseball.   Appearance by Birdzerk Birdzerk is an entertainment whirlybird with more tricks up his feathers than Houdini. Birdzerk and his mischievous ways will bring a […]

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    DaMudcats at Stevie Rays Blues Bar

    • Da Mudcats have been called the best blues band in Louisville for over 25 years. Gene Wickliffe (drums) and Rob Pickett (guitar and vocals) have performed their exciting and innovative approach to contemporary blues but always with a great respect for tradition. In March of 2001, Mike Lynch (bass and vocals) joined the group. The […]

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    Summer-Slam Copper & Kings Distillery

    • In partnership with Copper & Kings Distillery and Against The Grain Brewery, B. Shatter Poetry presents the “SUMMER SLAM!!!” Music by Darryl Stephens Partyallwknd. Hosted by Louisville’s breakout poet B. Shatter. $300 and a tour to the ATG Brewery for first place. Poets: $12 to slam (inbox B. Shatter if you want to slam) Free […]

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    First Friday Hop at KMAC!

    • The Kentucky Museum of Arts and Craft will be open late for Republic Bank First Friday Hop. Did you know KMAC offers 40 hours of free programming every month for all ages? They have a museum, cafe, gallery and gift shop (with awesome art supplies, jewelry and cool stuff!) and an all ages hands on […]

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    The Thirsty Pedler Grand Opening

    • Come celebrate the Grand Opening of The Thirsty Pedler on Fourth Street Live! with a ribbon cutting ceremony!   Friday, July 7 at 10:30 AM – 12 PM Fourth Street Live! Entertainment District 400 S 4th St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 We wanted to thank you for your ongoing support of our business and would love […]

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    June 2nd Republic Bank First Friday Hop Press Release

    • Gallery openings and events on the First Friday of June: Steel Skin Live Painting Demo on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop First Light Gallery Joins the Republic Bank First Friday Hop House of Medal at St. John’s Art Spot for First Friday Mothers, Immigrants and other Women of Courage in Kentucky” – photoethnography by […]

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    Pop Up Art Show featuring Anne Austin, Sunny Ra and Joshua Jenkins

    • For one night only, come out to our Pop Up Artshow and see work by artists Anne Austin, Sunny Ra, David Blair, and Joshua Jenkins! Join us as part of your First Friday Gallery hopping adventure! There will be live music and light refreshments. We hope to see you there! 209 S. 5th Street, Louisville, […]

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    Cattitude at Block Party Handmade on First Friday

    • The exhibition will feature original works by hand-selected artists (see full list below) and a fundraiser to help support Shamrock Foundation. All work will be cat themed and pawsitively purrfect! RECEPTION/FUNDRAISER The opening will be held on Friday June 2nd, 2017 from 5-9pm at Block Party Handmade in Louisville, Ky at their 4th Street location. […]

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    Steel Skin Live Painting Demo on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop

    • Live painting with Samantha Griffith. The gallery features an ever changing body of work.  They design and fabricate sculpture, furniture, lighting and home accessories and the most lovely little signature steel skin hand painted horses, each with it’s own name and personality. Find them neatly sandwiched between the Blue Grass Brewing Company and Actors Theatre […]

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    House of Medal at St. John’s Art Spot for First Friday

    • St. John’s Art Spot (637 E. Market) in front of St. John United Church of Christ featuring “House of Medal – two twin sisters creating one of a coin jewelry in Louisville KY.” – with the artists. One of a kind handmade jewelry from antique, vintage, & modern world coins. Find us in stores @ Red […]

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    Short Stories of Love and Maladjustments at Garner Narrative for First Friday

    • Philip Campbell Short Stories of Love and Maladjustments June 2 – July 28 Republic Bank First Friday receptions: June 2nd & July 7th 2017 For the months of June and July, Garner Narrative (642 E. Market St.) shows Philip Campbells’s “Short Stories of Love and Maladjustments” – 3D paintings carved from mahogany, and installations of stabilized fresh blossoms.  […]

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    First Friday Featuring Damon Thompson at Tim Faulkner Gallery

    • The Artwork of Damon Thompson New Paintings at Tim Faulkner Gallery from 6/2/2017 through 7/4/2017   Known for his amusement park landscapes and figurative work, Damon Thompson’s recent paintings are the combination of these two distinctive strengths. The results are vibrant, pop surrealist paintings done with spray paint and oil paint on 42″ by 64″ […]

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    PYRO Gallery presents: THE CHANGING LAND by Corie Neumayer on First Friday

    • PYRO Gallery presents: THE CHANGING LAND by Corie Neumayer “Sixteen of the seventeen hottest years on record have occurred since 2000” — National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Dept. of Commerce Opening Reception on Friday, June 2  from 6-9 pm (Republic Bank First Friday/Trolley Hop) Show Dates: June 1 – July 15, 2017 Additional First Friday Trolley […]

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    Nulu’s Gallery opening for the June 2nd First Friday Hop

    • Come hop East Market District’s art galleries! All this art for one stop, open late and free to the public for the Republic Bank First Friday Hop June 2, 6 to 9 pm. Garner Narrative (642 E. Market St.) shows Philip Campbells’s “Short Stories of Love and Maladjustments” – installations of stabilized fresh blossoms, and 3D […]

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