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.

  • Invocation Opens Friday, January 8 at Revelry Gallery

    • Debut Solo Show for Shae Goodlett, University of Louisville MFA 2020 graduate Louisville, KY (January 4, 2021) – Revelry Gallery is thrilled to welcome University of Louisville MFA 2020 graduate, Shae Goodlett, for his first solo show with us. Goodlett will light up our gallery space throughout January with his vibrant, precisely-cut paper works, which are back lit […]

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  • New Interactive Activity at Flame Run Glass Studio

    • New Interactive Activity at Flame Run Glass Studio Flame Run is launching you to experience glass in a whole new way, socially distanced, and highly interactive. We are now accepting appointments to create your own Galaxy Orb paperweight. In this experience for ages 10 and up, you get to choose your colors and push, pull, […]

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  • Moremen Gallery Reopening Thursday December, 3rd.

    • Moremen Gallery The Gallery Will Be Closed This Week Reopening Thursday December, 3rd. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Celebrate all that we have, all those we love and those who love us. We are thankful that you are part of our lives and that we share the good fortune to live in a community filled with art […]

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  • Exhibition Announcement! OSW Juried Exhibition + BFA Thesis

    • The Hite Art Institute is excited to announce our upcoming exhibition calendar! Two new exhibitions will be opening in November: The Fall BFA Thesis Exhibition at our Schneider Hall Galleries and The annual Open Studio Weekend Juried Exhibition at the Cressman Center for Visual Arts. Look below for more information. Exhibition November 16-January 29, 2020 Schneider Hall Galleries […]

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  • Preview KMAC’s fall exhibitions at (Virtual) Vernissage

    •  KMAC Museum’s annual Vernissage celebrating the opening of the museum’s fall exhibitions will go virtual this year. Ticketed participants will have exclusive access to this online event, including conversations with artists Jordan Nassar and Ramona Dallum Lindsey, a sneak peek at the exhibitions themselves, a behind closed doors tour of prized artworks inspired by KMAC exhibitions in […]

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  • What Knots by Bobby Hinkel Opens November 7 at Revelry Gallery

    • What Knots by Bobby Hinkel Opens November 7 at Revelry Gallery Louisville, KY (November 2, 2020) – Revelry Gallery brings back local artist Bobby Hinkel for his fourth exhibition, entitled What Knots. Expect to see a return to his popular starburst designs in an array of new colors, as well as more organically crafted pieces created from the “what […]

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  • Djawid Borower Palimpsest through December 2020

    • Djawid Borower Palimpsest through December 2020 Djawid Borower studied painting, history and philosophy in Cologne and Vienna, financing his studies by writing about art, literature and science for one of Germany’s most important newspapers. Since 1996, his works have been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally (his works are in the permanent collections of the […]

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  • 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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