• 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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    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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    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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    Word Chocolate at Cellar Door Chocolates

    • Jennine Doc Wright, and Precious Hush Yett are hosting Word Chocolate at Cellar Door Chocolates for First Friday. MFA students at Spalding University and public will be participating in an open talent open mic on the closing day of the Spalding University’s Festival of Contemporary Writing reading at The Brown Hotel on First Friday and often we […]

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    Alley Gallery on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop

    • The Alley Gallery opened up this past week launched in the alley behind 4th Street Live with Mayor Greg Fisher, Congressman John Yarmuth and many of the artist that have shared thier work joining the Alley Gallery. Find out all about the Alley gallery and how you can submit your work or sponsor a door […]

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    The Flick at The Alley Theater on First Friday!

    • The Flick at The Alley Theater @ The Alley Theater, Louisville [from 25 May to 3 June] In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the […]

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    FEVA Presents..Set Me Free, The Get Down! on First Friday at Play

    • FEVA Presents..Set Me Free, The Get Down! @ Play Louisville, Louisville [2 June] FEVA presents…The SEQUEL to Their HIT 2016 PARTY Moulin Louge, A Baz Luhrmann Cabaret Extravaganza! Set Me Free, The Get Down! Is a celebration of the art, culture and music of the Bronx in 1977, as depicted in Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix series […]

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    May Hop Press Release

    • This Republic Bank First Friday Hop is Oaks and Derby Eve! Join us for some fun Downtown with  events for all ages, from free gallery openings to fancy fine dining and fun art interactives all day long.   Gallery Guide Openings: ENID: Generations of Women Sculptors at Pyro Gallery 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition: Miranda Becht, […]

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    Oaks Day Party at Hard Rock Cafe

    • May 5 – Oaks Day Party 3 pm – 6:30 pm on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop Join Gip Palm Productions and friends as we hang out in the 4TH ST Live entertainment district at the Hard RocK Cafe for this 2nd annual event. We are bringing out the Ville’s sexiest crowd for this […]

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    Derby Whiskey Weekend sponsored by Four Roses & Rhinegeist

    • Hey Derby Guests and Race Fans — Haymarket is rolling out all the barrels! Come drink single barrels that we sold out of long ago as we bring some of our greatest whiskey hits back for another go round for the Republic Bank First Friday Hop. DJst! Whiskey! Maker’s Mark Private Select barrel and the […]

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    First Friday May – COLOR from Cletus Wilcox at Tim Faulkner Gallery

    • «COLOR» Opening Reception: May 5th 6pm-11pm on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop This show will hang through May 31st. Cletus Wilcox, a New Albany resident, was born and raised in the Highlands of Louisville, Kentucky. In 2001 Cletus moved away from Louisville and for the next 15 years consistently traveled around the United States. […]

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